Author: Heidi Kimball
Series: Regency House Party: Somerstone #2
Format: eBook, Print
Date: September 9, 2018
One can only be careless with so many hearts before he ends up breaking his own.
Lord Anthony is an outrageous flirt with a devil-may-care attitude. The last thing on his mind is settling down. When the Countess Du’Breven invites him to her house party, promising to see him married, Anthony finds the prospect diverting and accepts. But when he meets a damsel in distress unwilling to accept his help, Anthony realizes his attraction to her may be his downfall.
Isabel Townshend is at her breaking point, caring for her ailing father and her innocent younger sister. She has a family secret to protect and no time for handsome young men, even at a house party with so many eligible bachelors. When Lord Anthony disturbs her well-laid plans, Isabel realizes her determination to protect her family may cost her future happiness.
With hearts at odds and defenses drawn, will Isabel and Anthony be able to put aside their differences and find love at last?
This book is part of the Regency House Party: Somerstone series by multiple authors. The individual books may be read in any order.
Rating: Mild. Mild kissing.
I enjoyed reading this but initially thought Lord Anthony was pretty obnoxious. It was nice to see him grow over the course of the story to learn what will really make him happy in life. It did seem unlikely that the sister would confide in him but that was probably a good way to move the story forward in the time restraints of a novella length story. Isabel also grows as she learns she doesn’t have to take on everything alone and to trust in loved ones. It was a sweet happily ever after.
Sex: some mild innuendo
Violence: mild, not graphic