Sabrina Darby's excerpt for her previous book (On These Silken Sheets) that I bought it--so mission accomplished, even though I didn't love this particular story. But for 99 cents I have to say this is a great bargain and a tale, with a slight Beauty and the Beast feel and with just 'normal' (non-titled) people, that I feel many historical romance fans will enjoy. Angelina is a former mistress in need of some money but truly wanting love and this makes her very easy to connect with and John is a war hero dealing with the aftermath in an aloof manor that is enduring to read. Overall, 3 stars for a quick read that will leave many readers satisfied and looking for more work from this author.
Review copy provided by Avon Impulse via edelweiss.com
Back cover blurb:
beautiful young woman—preferably one with no connections, who won't ask
too many questions—to spend two weeks in the North of England with an
obstinate, aloof, and utterly handsome man.
Must love dogs,
fixing up crumbling castles, and gorgeous and complicated war heroes who
may or may not be hiding hearts of gold under their gruff exteriors.
Must not, under any circumstances, fall in love . . .
Simpering misses need not apply.