Series: Regency Unlaced #6
Published by Smashwords Edition on August 30th 2016
FINAL DECISION: This is one of the better stories in a somewhat uneven series. The story between Darcy and Ranulf is hot and well constructed for its novella length. I liked the characters, the conflicts and the romance between the main characters.
THE STORY: Ranulf Montgomery will never be vulnerable to a woman again after his experience with his adulterous wife. Now a widower, Ranulf does not intend to fall victim again. Then Ranulf discovers his deceased wife’s cousin hiding in his traveling coach. Darcy Ambridge desperately needs Ranulf’s help to avoid the lecherous advances of her uncle. While Ranulf does not want to help, he cannot consider allowing Darcy to be abused. As they travel, the passion between them flares out of control at the same time someone seems determined to murder Ranulf.
OPINION: This is a fast read novella. The story doesn’t feel particularly historical in many ways, but I liked the characters and the connection between them was hot and intense. Ranulf is a damaged man who has remade himself after his wife’s deception. I like how he treats Darcy with respect almost from the beginning despite his concerns and fears. While the connection goes too quick for a full-length novel, in this shorter version, the pacing went well, the characters were sufficient for the length. I enjoyed this book and think that it pairs well with the book which introduced Ranulf.
I recommend those who are willing to accept a quick read book that doesn’t always feel historically accurate but contains a fun story with likeable characters.
WORTH MENTIONING: This is a novella length story.
CONNECTED BOOKS: CAPTURED BY THE GENTLEMAN is book 6 in the Regency Unlaced series. It can be read as a standalone although it is can be read as a sequel to TAKEN BY THE EARL (book 3).
STAR RATING: I give this novella 4.5 stars.