Author: Sally Britton
Series: Inglewood #4
Genres: Historical Romance
Date: October 14, 2020
She swore she would win the baronet’s heart in order to break it, never dreaming she would lose her own in the process.
Millicent Wedgwood will never obtain her rightful place in Society, which means she will never have an advantageous reputation, marriage, or fortune. All because Millie’s sister eloped years before. But there is a chance to rise above that disgrace if Millie will take part in a dare. If she can win the baronet who insulted Lady Olivia, and then shatter his heart, she will earn back her position in Society with Lady Olivia’s sponsorship.
Sir Isaac Fox returned from war with one less arm and a weight upon his soul. Where once he easily charmed Society, he now prefers to remain quietly alone at home. With a failing estate to manage, Isaac is determined to be more responsible and less foolhardy, which leaves no time for romance. Certainly no time for the infuriatingly enchanting Miss Wedgwood.
When Millie realizes her game has put her own heart in jeopardy, she risks losing everything she has so desperately sought to replace in her life. And though Isaac refuses Millie’s advances, he cannot deny her charm. But falling for Miss Wedgwood would mean reentering society and losing the peace he has found since the war. Can they find a way to heal their hearts together? Or will Millie’s deception ruin them both?
First I must say that I never thought I could like Lord Neil but I loved seeing his redeeming qualities in this book. He is still just a bit unlikable and seems on the evil side but then he goes out of his way to help people where it seemingly doesn’t benefit him. Not that he is going to go too much out of his way to help someone but he seemed to be where he needed to be, dropping the right hint exactly when it needed to be dropped. It makes me look forward to the next book.
But now on to Isaac and Millie… I found Millie a little frustrating in her willingness to go along with Olivia’s scheme but I did like her and Isaac too. I rooted for them to win but couldn’t see how it was going to come about. It was not a predictable story except to say that we knew it would end happily. How they would get there I knew not.
I felt like the pacing of the story was on the slower side but that may have been in part because of my life and the interruptions in reading I had. So much going on that it took me much longer to read than it normally would have.
I have enjoyed all the books in this series and look forward to the next one.
No sex, language or violence
*I received an ARC of this book and voluntarily chose to review it.