Author: Mindy Burbidge Strunk
Series: Regency House Party: Havencrest #1
Genres: Historical Romance
Format: eBook, Print
Date: May 21, 2019
He needed a place to hide. She needed a suitable match. Neither thought they would fall in love.
For six years Alex Bellingham has pretended to be a pirate. Then his crew discovered his ruse, forcing Alex to run. His only way out of Portsmouth and away from his pursuers is in the carriage of two unsuspecting ladies.
After an unsuccessful Season and several house parties without any assurances, Abigail Marleigh knows this house party is her last chance. If she is unable to secure a match for herself, her uncle will make good on his threats and arrange a match for her.
Alex arrives at the house party intending to use it only as a place to hide. To his shock, one of the ladies attending not only knows who he is but also piques more than just his interest. When his crew discovers his whereabouts, Alex knows he can’t risk her safety, even if it means living with a broken heart.
Rating: Mild. Mild kissing; mild (nonsexual) violence or horror.
Enjoyable house party story with a satisfying ending for multiple happily ever afters. Except perhaps not for Abi’s uncle. But that is what makes it so satisfying. I’ve read several other books in this series and find the premise pretty funny. Why is the hostess such a grump about hosting and trying to starve her guests when her husband isn’t around? Too funny.