Becoming Lady Lockwood
Amelia Beckett is delighted to be a widow. Married by proxy to a man she'd never met, Amelia recognizes that a fortuitous entry into widowhood frees her from meddlesome chaperones and matchmakers. Heiress to her mother's sugar plantation in Jamaica, she happily anticipates working in a man's world, with the additional credibility of her new title: Lady Lockwood. But with the arrival of Captain Sir William Drake, her plans quickly go awry . . . William has traversed the Atlantic with one purpose. If he cannot prove that Amelia's marriage to his brother was a fraud, she will be entitled to a sizeable portion of his family's estate. He is determined to return this duplicitous Lady to London for an official hearing, and he carries with him a letter that will ensure her cooperation . . . Left with no choice, Amelia joins the captain on his return voyage to England, and the two quickly find that ship life does not allow for evasion. Amelia and William are ceaselessly thrown together, and amidst fierce storms and ocean battles, what began as antipathy seems to be evolving quite unexpectedly. But as they draw ever closer to their destination, will the impossibility of their circumstances shatter any hope of a future together?
Praise for Becoming Lady Lockwood
"Moore does a lovely job of showcasing sizzle in this must-read for fans of regency and historical romance." ~ Foreword Reviews
My Review: Amelia is happy with her life on her plantation on the island of Jamaica, so it makes her happy to know that the man that her father insisted she be married to by proxy who lives in England has died. She'll never have to go to England to live with him and she has the status of being married, even though she's now a widow, on the island. It just gives her a bit more freedom. Unfortunately, she feels that freedom slipping through her fingers when Captain William Drake arrives in Jamaica to transport her to England for a trial to see just what her status will be to his family. William is the brother of Lord Lockwood and can't stand to see any of his family's fortune go to a gold digging Lady who wasn't really anything to his brother. The letter from her father that he carries makes it certain that Amelia will choose to go with him, for she has no other choice. But life aboard a ship with so many men is rough for any woman. Amelia chooses to make it better by going out of her way to get to know and help many of the men and William, noticing this grudgingly allows his opinion of her to change for the better. Will he allow her to completely soften his heart? Will the danger to both of them prove far to great?
I loved this story! Amelia is a fun character, she's so happy to be free, but I love how she doesn't allow her circumstances to make her unhappy, but simply finds a way to continue to be happy anyway. I also really liked her resourcefulness, she didn't just sit down and cry when all looked impossible, but found a way to make the outcome what she wanted it to be. I liked William too, I love how he finds himself protective of Amelia, even as he feels that she's a bit of a gold digger. I loved the action, adventure and romance of this book. I can't wait to read more books by Jennifer Moore!
Author Jennifer Moore
Jennifer Moore is a Passionate reader and writer of all things romance, helping her find balance with the rest of her world, which includes a perpetually traveling husband and four active sons, who create heaps of laundry that are anything but romantic. Jennifer has a BA in linguistics from the University of Utah and is a Guitar Hero champion. She lives in northern Utah with her family. You can learn more about her at authorjmoore.com. The author's first book, Becoming Lady Lockwood, is a regency romance centered on the British navy during the Napoleonic Wars of the early 1800s.
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