Tuesday, January 26, 2016
The Improper bride
The Improper Bride
Henry Eldridge is the Marquess of Riverton. He's cold, unfeeling, and has no idea who his servants are or what they do for him. But when a fire causes severe burns to his face and arm, he almost dies. His life suddenly seems more valuable and he begins to take notice of the people around him. But he fights his attraction to Cassandra. Because even with his changed outlook, Henry knows that he can't fall in love with a housekeeper. Cassandra is tasked with keeping the Marquess out of depression while he heals. So she asks him to teach her German. As she spends time with Henry every day she finds herself becoming more and more attracted to him. He's nothing like her late husband and she knows it will never happen. But a girl can't help how she feels.
This was a sweet, romantic story. The book is part of a series, but read like a stand-alone. It had all of the classic plot lines of a regency romance. Which might be why I liked it so well. The characters had depth and distinction. The setting was well described and it was easy to place myself in the story. It does have some mild bedroom scenes for those who are uncomfortable with this sort of thing. Overall, I enjoyed the story and would love to read more by this author.
I received this book free of charge from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.