Author: Mindy Burbidge Strunk
Series: An Unlikely Match #1
Genres: Historical Romance
Format: eBook, Print
Date: October 31, 2018
He is bound by honor. She is bound by loyalty. Do their hearts stand a chance?
When unexpected deaths leave Tad Wentworth as the heir to an English title, he leaves his American homeland to fulfill his duty. Upon arriving in the country, he discovers an arranged marriage is part of the plan. But when his affections guide him toward a different lady, he must decide if he will follow his heart or his head.
Violet Allen’s questionable past has left her with few friends. When she meets a dashing stranger who shows interest in her, she allows herself to dream of a future with him. Until she discovers the stranger is not only a Duke but is also engaged to her sister. As her feelings for him grow, she must decide if she will be loyal to her sister or her heart.
Rating: Mild. Mild kissing.
I enjoyed the story. I loved Tad and his relaxed but caring ways. I found him pretty swoony. Violet I felt a little sorry for. She was pretty picked on, neglected in recent years by her father and had not made good choices in what company she kept. But enter Tad in his sweet concern and she could swoon too. Rose was a horrible sister/person and I have little hope of being able to like her at all in her own book but I suppose she will in some way be likable when we see more of her inner self. But in this book she is very self centered, shallow and selfish. Did not like her at all. And I think Violet is too kind to her. I did enjoy Dawson though so I’m looking forward to his story. The villain is quite evil and I’m rather hoping he ends up rotting in jail… ha ha.
Overall, it is a fun story and I spent much of the book trying to guess what path it would take to get to a satisfactory resolve. I got some of it right. Now on to book 2…
Violence: some fisticuffs, shooting, threatened with and blood drawn by a knife, kidnapping.