Author: M.A. Nichols
Series: Victorian Love #3
Genres: Historical Romance
Format: eBook, Print
Date: December 22, 2020
A gentleman and lady on the brink of matrimony…to the wrong person. But fate has other plans for them and their meddling families.
Victoria loves Elijah.
Oliver loves Sophie.
Romance ought to be that simple. But with no dowry, Victoria cannot marry a pauper. Nor can Oliver wed the daughter of the woman who nearly ruined his parents’ life thirty years ago. So, they will do their duty to their families—even if it’s not what their hearts desire.
But when all four are invited to a house party, Victoria and Oliver may discover that marrying their parents’ choice may not be as simple as saying, “I do.”
Will they succumb to family pressures or follow their hearts?
Rating: Mild+. Mild kissing; mild sensuality.
This book is indeed entwined with multiple love stories and relationships. There is a lot going on as relationships tangle around each other. The main story is 2 relationships but there is also a continuing story line about the parents whose story started in Flame and Ember. This book is cram packed with story.
I enjoyed reading this book and seeing everyone come out as I hoped they would. I loved Oliver and Sophie’s meet cute. They are darling together and I was attached to them from the beginning. We didn’t really see a lot of Elijah outside of his time spent with Victoria and we only see that once their relationship is long established, but I’d have to say that he was incredibly patient as he watched Victoria make choices to please her family.
I find the numbering of these books confusing since this is the 3rd book in the Victorian Love series but it happens before the 1st book. Also a little confusing as the book is part of two series. A series within a series really. I’d really prefer the books to be renumbered in chronological order even if they were published in a different order. (I assume that is why they are numbered as they are). But it still works to read them in whatever order. I haven’t read Flame and Ember yet but I still followed what had happened in that book that carried over into this one.
Sex: Innuendo, inappropriate behavior