Author: Michelle Pennington
Series: Regency House Party: Somerstone #1
Genres: Historical Romance
Format: eBook, Print
Date: September 4, 2018
When Cornelia Greystock received a proposal from Sir James Hawkston, she couldn’t bear it. It had been inspired, she knew, from pity and remorse—not love. Unable to face him afterward, she leaped at an offer of employment from the Countess, Lady Du’Breven. Serving as her companion, Cornelia struggles to adjust to the change in her social status, but the hard work distracts her from her broken heart. That is, until the Countess decides to hold a summer house party at her family estate and invites Sir James.
Sir James has never recovered from his disappointment when Miss Greystock refused his proposal and then fled, according to her family, to live with an unheard-of aunt in Ireland. When he grudgingly accepts an invitation to Lady Du’Breven’s house party, however, he is astounded to find Miss Greystock there. One thing is certain—this time he’ll court her the way he always should have. He is almost certain she returns his feelings, but he must tread carefully. If she refuses his proposal a second time, it would not be gentlemanly to ask a third. As time grows short and she continues to hold him at arms-length, will he find a way to at last win her hand?
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 substance use; mild kissing.
Michelle Pennington is a new-to-me author but I am very intrigued by the synopsis if the plot of this book. I can’t wait to read and review it.
I loved this cute story! Sir James definitely bungled his first proposal, but now he has an unexpected second chance with Cornelia. I loved his determination to show her he loves her. There were many sweet, romantic moments, and some very fun pranks as well. I laughed, I sighed, and I enjoyed every minute. Lady Du’Breven knew what she was doing with these two!