Author: Sally Britton
Series: Inglewood #3
Genres: Historical Romance
Format: eBook, Print
Date: November 3, 2019
Publisher: Blue Water Books
Pretending she’s her twin gets complicated when Hope is shipwrecked with a handsome castaway. When rescue comes, will she risk her heart to confess the truth or will they part forever?
Pretending to be her sister, Hope Everly finds an adventure at last. The Caribbean’s warm waters and tropical islands fulfill nearly all her dreams. When an excursion to visit another island with a naturalist expedition is interrupted by a storm, Hope is stranded on a desert island where she and her fellow castaways are dependent on a handsome stranger for their survival.
Alejandro Córdoba, trapped and alone on the island long enough to give up all dreams of rescue, knows nothing of what has become of his war-torn homeland or his family. When he finds the beautiful Miss Everly washed up on the shore, along with her companions, he does not know if their arrival is a blessing or a curse.
Hope’s behavior, acting one way with Alejandro and another with her friends, further confuses things when they begin to fall in love. If rescue ever comes, will telling Alejandro the truth mean losing him forever?
Rating: Mild+. Mild kissing; brief (nonsexual) nudity; mild sensuality; mild (nonsexual) violence or horror.
Hope wanted an adventure and she sure got one! This is the most unusual set up for a regency romance I’ve seen. I mean the bulk of the book takes place on a deserted island in the Caribbean. You don’t see that in regency stuff every day. I loved it and was annoyed every time I was interrupted in my reading by life. Just let me read!
I loved the relationship between Alejandro and Hope. I believed the connection they had from the first moment. I was thoroughly annoyed by the annoying characters as much as I loved the lovable ones. It was telling that Hope spent so much time with her “friends” the Carlburys and they suspected nothing about the switch in sisters even when her behavior was inconsistent yet Alejandro knew something was wrong from the start though he didn’t know what and then when he saw Grace, he knew immediately that it wasn’t Hope. They hadn’t known each other long but knew each other so much better.
This was another story that showed the difficulties for women in Regency England. So many restrictions that serve to make life harder. And if you are stuck on a desert island, who gives a hoot about propriety. Just do what needs to be done to survive.
I’m just vindictive enough that I would have loved to see Albert get a sufficient setdown that would knock some humility into him. Grrrr
I’m looking forward to the next in the series.
No sex or language
A little violence
*I received a complimentary ARC of this book and voluntarily chose to review it.