“Lady Georgina Hawthorne has always known she must marry well. After years of tirelessly planning every detail of her debut season, she is poised to be a smashing success and have her choice of eligible gentlemen.
With money and powerful business connections but no title, Colin McCrae is invited everywhere but accepted nowhere. He intends to marry someday, but when he does it will not be to a shallow woman like Lady Georgina, whose only concerns appear to be status and appearance.
But beneath her flawless exterior, Georgina’s social aspirations stem from a shameful secret she is desperately trying to keep hidden–and that Colin is too close to discovering. Drawn to each other despite their mutual intent to avoid association, is the realization of their dreams worth the sacrifices they’ll be forced to make?”
This was my first full length novel to read by Mrs. Hunter (I had read her debut release which was a prequel novella to the series, and knew I had found another winning author). It did not disappoint! Even though I didn’t get to read the first book in the series, A Noble Masquerade, I found that this was delightful even as a standalone novel.
Because I had read the novella , I knew the type of person Georgina was (vain, self-centered, etc.), so that in no way detracted from my enjoyment of the book, but rather, it made the ending all the more glorious. Colin’s character was very refreshing, and the repartee between him and Georgina was delightful. He was not, however, a flawless individual. He had bitterness he had to confront and deal with in his life. Each of the characters and the story develops to a wonderfully satisfying climax that just leaves you…
So my overall sentiment was something like this…
*Disclaimer: I received this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for my honest review.