Genre: Historical Romance, Women’s Fiction
Series, if any: Little Season, Book 2
Publisher: Harlequin (US & Canada)
Date of publication: 29 March 2016
No. Of pages: 301
Have you ever seen a man getting tired of his notoriety and the simpering games of flirtations? Cooper Townsend has been suffering through this very dilemma and now he is tired of his relentless fan following. He never expected Miss Daniella Foster to be anything but otherwise. But every meeting reveals a surprising and endearing quality that makes it harder for him to resist. And her attempt to ask for help in unveiling her sister’s blackmailer adds to the unconventional but intriguing package. As a mutual enemey races to ruin Coop’s reputation and Dany’s family name, an engagement of convenience just might be the solution. And who knows, they just might walk towards the rosy glow of love and happiness?
Historical romances have always been my favorite. But for the first time I feel a bit cheated. The plot line was rightly built with intrigue and mystery as an essential element, however I felt the whole storyline to be a bit rushed with too many events happening which didn’t give the sufficient room for the story to grow and for the characters to bloom. The characters were quite nice, but I was bot able to relate to them individually and I felt they were not able to relate to each other well either.
The style of narration appeared more tiresome than it was required though I understand that a certain air of the regency needs to be maintained when a fiction is based on certain time period. However, instead of the seamless flow of words, the whole novel felt tiresome.
There is nothing to complain about the cover inage or the title; most of the regency novels are often named and picturised with the sole intention of attracting attention.
My opinion: Unfortunately I didn’t find anythinn remarkable in this book.
My rating: 2 out of 5