Amanda Mariel (Author)
A Historical Romance that will make you laugh and cry. There is great chemistry and sexual tension between the main characters. Amelia is feisty, sassy young lady. She knows what she wants and goes for it. Lord Goldstone is a witty gentleman who lives in Scotland.
This is a story about a young woman struggles after losing her parents, most recently her father. Amelia’s uncle and guardian tells her that he will be taking her to America. She will be able to return to England when she turns twenty-one, 2 years away. Amelia comes up with a plan to stay in England. She enlists her best friend’s help. They get Lady Grace to convince Amelia’s uncle to stay with her for 2 months in order to get her affairs in order. In that time Amelia hopes to find a husband, so she doesn’t have to ever leave. Since she is in mourning, Amelia will have to work at getting a husband. Her best friend, Lady Sarah, will help her with the planning.
Lord Goldstone is Lady Grace’s nephew and comes to stay with her at the same time that Amelia is there. He seems to always be around whether Amelia needs him or not. He was always one step ahead of her. Lord Goldstone, Richard, blocks her plans to compromise herself or land a husband every time. These two do a lot of kissing, but Lord Goldstone always pulls away. I love the sense of humor that he has and the one liners.
Two of my favorite lines are:
“Please use my given name. Now that you have compromised me, Richard will do just fine.” He smirked roguishly.
“My eyes are up here,” he said.
After receiving upsetting news, Amelia runs off. Richard finds her, and they spend the night alone in her home. Amelia travels with Richard toward Scotland. He will take her part way, and then send her home with a chaperone. On this trip, Amelia discovers that she loves Richard, but he leaves her.
I will let you discover the rest of Amelia and Richard’s story, but know that there is a HEA. If you are like me, you may need a Kleenex or two for this story. It did start a little slow, but once it got going it was wonderful. I would recommend this story to anyone who love a historical romance with a sassy English lady and sexy Scotsman.
I was gifted with this book by the author in exchange for an honest review. This is my honest review.