My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: Received to Review
Genre: Regency Romance Novella
Book Description: Lord Strapshire is the most-eligible bachelor in town, and he has set his sights on the lovely Bianca Davidson. It’s too bad that Bianca finds him to be an insufferable boor. In order to deflect his attention, Bianca plans to ask Mathew Hensley to pretend to court her. The problem is, Bianca hasn’t spoken to Mr. Hensley since they were both involved in a particularly embarrassing incident years before. But he owes her a favor, and Mr. Hensley might be Bianca’s only hope.
My thoughts: I just read two stories in a row by Josi Kilpack and I am very happy! She is an talented author who has well developed plots and stories. This book is a novella, but had enough of a story line that I thoroughly enjoyed reading it.
My favorite part of the book is the truth that just because someone is good looking and popular doesn't make them a good match. Bianca is tired of Lord Strapshire's attention. He is a bore who only thinks of himself. She hatches a plan with her neighbor, who owes her a favor, to pretend as if they are courting.
The dynamics between Bianca and Mathew are wonderful. You have to wonder why they didn't figure this out a long time ago. There is an "incident" that is referred to several times as a reason that they parted avoided each other. Their reactions to the "incident" are comical and add a to the story.
This is a novella, it doesn't take much time to read. For the short amount of time invested it is a wonderful story. I came away satisfied and ready to read more stories written by Josi.
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