Author: Jen Geigle Johnson
Series: Lords for the Sisters of Sussex #2
Genres: Historical Romance
Format: eBook, Print
Date: May 1, 2020
Publisher: Kings Row Press
Lord Morley’s life will change forever when he wins a game of cards and a family of sisters to go along with it.
Miss Standish in none too pleased to have become the responsibility of yet another Lord, even if he is full of charm and goodness. Her responsibilities are to her sisters first.
With the repairs on the castle moving forward nicely and concerted efforts in a season in Bath made to find suitors for them all, Miss Standish and Lord Morley must determine where duty stops and matters of the heart take over.
Sweet, clean regency romance.
I hoped to love this one as much as a the first in the series but book 1 still holds my heart. Still, this is a nice read. There were parts of the book that felt odd since I’m used to the Ton looking down their noses at those that have fallen in fortune and these sisters are befriended by women who didn’t have to show any attention at all. However, their attentions are kind of a competition to see who can be the most benevolent. The sisters are very gracious and thankful to these ladies for sharing their last years fashions but it kind of bothered me. June didn’t want to be beholden to Morley but she was willing to be toward these great ladies. It felt a bit inconsistent. Do we just love pretty dresses so much that it can be overlooked? Lady Annebelle and Smallwood as well as Lady Morley were all more what I expect from the Ton. Actually I kept anticipating that Smallwood would be much worse. I was waiting for him to do something truly evil. He wasn’t as bad as I thought he would be.
I liked Morley but thought him rather naive in asking a woman who keeps throwing herself at him to assist him in caring for the sisters. Does he not see a disaster coming straight at him? But he is a good man.
And June is a good and caring sister. She is strong willed and perhaps a little uncertain in love. But I liked her. And all the sisters. I look forward to reading the rest of the series.
No sex, language or violence
*I received a complimentary ARC of this book and voluntarily chose to review it.