STORY: In all of Sussex—scratch that—in all of England, there is no one prettier than Kate Mansfield, and Peter Colburn, heir to the Duke of Orland, has known that since the age of 15. But since her vivacious nature comes with a temper to match, Peter has always masked his hunger for her behind ruthless teasing.
As far as Kate is concerned, there is no one as annoying or as incredibly handsome as Peter. So when he surprises her with a sudden and romantic courtship, Kate is sure this must be his idea of a sick joke. After all, he’s the one man who knows how flawed she really is. And the only man to whom she has ever been so attracted. It’s only after she rejects him that she realizes he might actually have been serious. And she just might be regretting her hasty decision.
As Kate’s determination wars with her traitorous heart, it may be too late. Now she’s putting everything, including her reputation, on the line to give this accidental tragedy a happy ending.
REVIEW: This is a follow-up to the previous short story Woo’d in Haste and if you haven’t read that one, I suggest you do it before you start this one. The reason for it is because this one not just picks up where the other left off, but it overlaps too, so in essence this is the continuation of the same story. Which begs the question, why wasn’t this one book? Instead we have two short stories [this one is even shorter than the first, at 140 or so pages].
In any case, I thought this one as well as the first, was a sweet and entertaining story with two main characters a bit more complex than the first couple. Plot wise, I liked this one better because of its deeper meaning and interesting resolution.
If you’re short on reading time, both of these stories will entertain you.
Melanie for b2b
Complimentary copy provided by the publisher