Author: Ella Quinn
Genre: Regency Romance, Historical Fiction, Women’s Fiction
Series, if any: The Worthingtons, Book 1
Publisher: Kensington Books
Date of publication: 29 March 2016
No. Of pages: 270
Lady Grace Carpenter has loved only one man since the day she made her debut in the Ton Season. She never expected to run into him again, years later, on a stormy night. She is ready to seize the day, or rather, the night since she knows that marriage can never be on cards for her. What she didn’t count on was the dogged persistence of Max Worthington to pursue and seduce her.
A fight for love can never be boring for the Ton.
Though Julia Quinn has been the queen of Regency romance in my opinion, Ella Quinn has surprised me with her talented narration on the first book of her new series. While the plot has been built on a simple romance, the powerful chemistry definitely adds fuel to it. What I liked the most is that though the lust and chemistry did feel over the top considering its a periodic novel, but it was perfectly balanced with light entertainment that helped in making this fictional account more entertaining and light.
The lead characters have a well-developed personalities and but what appealed them more to me was their relationship with their family members. To be more honest, I loved the secondary characters more and from the way they have been introduced, it definitely hints towards an excellent continuation of the Worthington series.
Somehow all the regency romances have a very characteristic cover image where there is a studly looking guy with a shirt showing of his perfectly majestic shoulders and a girl intimately positioned and wearing a periodic gown. This inage is no different and definitely represents the combustible relationship of the lead characters. The title has also been framed with the same ideology.
My opinion: A good, lively book that will keep you entertained as the week winds down.
My rating: 3.5 out of 5