Monday, June 11, 2018
Deceived & Honored - The Baron's Vexing Wife (Love's Second Chance 7) - by Bree Wolf
About the book:
A simple man. A vexing lady. And an unforgettable night.
LADY MADELEINE has vowed not to marry below the rank of an earl. Using her clever wit and fierce determination, she has passed up several marriage offers as well as successfully sidestepped the occasional scandal. Ultimately, her choice falls on the Earl of Townsend who is handsome, rich AND an earl and thus everything she’s ever desired in a husband.
Until one night when her plans go horribly wrong, and she is compromised by the wrong man.
DEREK MCKNIGHT, BARON AINSWORTH, is a self-made man. As a farmer’s son, he gained glory in the war and was given a run-down barony for his service to the crown. Now, he only wishes to keep a safe distance from the peers he despises and rebuild his estate to see his family and tenants well settled.
Until one night when he sees a raven-haired lady on the arm of a man from his past.
Determined to protect her, he takes a wrong step, dooming them both.
Will Madeline ever be able to see past his title? Can Derek come to love a woman of high standing?
I enjoyed this story about a seemingly mismatched couple who find they have a lot more in common than they thought. While I usually review Christian books, this was classified as a clean story and there wasn't really a faith element. There were a few swear words. There was some romance and while it did get passionate, it didn't go too far and I agree this was a clean story overall. I liked how Madeline grew from a spoiled rich girl into a strong, capable woman. Her values got a little off course for a while but she came to her senses. Derek seemed like a great guy who was just trying to do the right thing and it got misinterpreted. I loved how he encouraged Madeline in her growth and took care of his family so well. It was interesting learning more about the time period, such as learning how to light the tinderbox or some of the medical practices of the day. I liked a lot of the secondary characters, too, and am interested to read their stories. I would recommend this story if you like Regency romances.
Disclaimer: I received a kindle copy of this book from the author/publisher. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. This is my honest opinion.