About the book: Nora Ellsworth, darling of London society, has her choice of eligible suitors, but since childhood, she has been expected to marry Jonathan Browning, a gentleman whose wealth and stability will someday secure the futures of Nora and her mother and sister. The family estate will pass to an odious male cousin upon the death of Nora's father, and when he suddenly takes ill, her need to marry well becomes vitally important.
As Nora struggles with the idea of marrying without love, she finds herself increasingly drawn to Devlin Fausett, a man with dark eyes and intriguing conversation. But Devlin's reputation as an indebted gambler is difficult to ignore. Despite rumors from the ton and the marriage decision before her, Nora is determined to befriend the dashing Mr. Fausett, and his charms soon make it all but impossible for her to remember her duty. Until she learns the truth of her fortune. There is a way to keep her family's estate, but the price is high: Nora must wed as soon as possible. Torn between two very different men, she must make the ultimate decision. Will she be guided by her head or her heart?
My review: I really enjoyed reading this one! It's a Regency Romance and the author did such a great job with it! I loved the way the story line really draws the reader in and makes them not want to stop reading until the very end. And doesn't the cover make you just want to pick it up? I love the cover on this one!
Nora is the heroine of the book. She's a young woman who is beloved by all. She's known pretty much her whole life that she is supposed to marry Jonathan Browning, her mom and his mom had decided they would marry when they were both very young. But the Brownings moved to India and Nora doesn't even know him. And there's a secret that no one outside of Nora's parents know as well. I loved Nora, I loved the way she wanted to be able to choose with her heart, not what her parents told her to do. I loved her courage and the way she chose to be friends with Mr Fausett, even with the bad gossip about him.
I liked Mr Fausett as well. You see the book through his eyes, as well as Nora's. I loved the way that balanced the book out. I love the way it makes it so the reader knows things before the characters. This is one of those books where I wanted to yell at the characters to watch out! I liked that even though Mr Fausett thought he was a coward, he really wasn't, he just needed someone to believe in him...someone like Nora.
The plot of this one is great! I loved that there was some tense moments. And that I didn't know how the book was going to turn out until I'd finished reading it.
Make sure you grab your own copy of this one!
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Labels: Chalon Linton, clean regency romance, Covenant Communications