Author: Ashtyn Newbold
Genres: Historical Romance
Format: eBook, Print
Date: December 13, 2016
Publisher: Cedar Fort
Although his voice was gentle, his words struck me with the panic ridden feeling of being unarmed. He was uncovering buried truths from the deepest recesses of my heart, and I felt completely exposed by it.
When Annette Downing and her mischievous little brothers are sent to Kellaway Manor for the summer, she hopes for a relaxing escape. But Annette finds her closeted heart in jeopardy when reunited with the handsome Owen Kellaway, a childhood acquaintance and respected gentlemen.
When Owen is enlisted to help the boys with their behavior, Annette wonders if he has just as much mischief up his sleeve as her brothers. Bound by a promise she made to her late parents, and amid a frightening mystery, Annette faces a difficult decision when she finds herself falling for Owen’s charm…Breaking promise might be the best way to keep it #regency #romance @AshtynNewbold MISCHIEF & MANORS Click To Tweet
This was a fun, clean, mostly upbeat romance with a small mystery. The mystery took me about 2 seconds to figure out although one of the characters in that surprised me. It took the book a lot longer to conclude the mystery. I kind of felt like the mystery part really didn’t need to be a part of the story.
I wonder if kids who are being raised in the home of such a horribly abusive woman could possibly come out of it as cheerful and enthusiastic about life as Charles and Peter. I know Annette is protecting them but still it seems like they would be more somber. Instead they giggle through the entire book. I found myself smiling more than once at their antics.
And I smiled more than once about Owen’s antics. Annette needed a bag of acorns dropped over her head to be able to see the situation more clearly. She seems to believe anything someone tells her as long as it goes along with her preconceived notions. If it is to her advantage she automatically dismisses the idea.
I enjoyed her banter with Owen and the fun they all had together with his family. Plus Owen is just cute. And insightful.
Overall it was a nice, sweet, fun read.
Sex: Just a kiss
Violence: Abuse from the aunt, threatening from the bad guy mystery part, and abduction and attempted murder by knife. Stopped before any blood shed.