Genre: Historical fiction, Romance
Publisher: Mills & Boon
Pub date: 19 November 2019
Eliza Tricklebank having faced heartbreak once has resigned herself to assisting her blind father with his duties as a judge rather than hoping for marriage.
Her widowed sister also keeps her busy with the production of a ladies Gazette.
Prince Sebastian of Alucia is visiting to secure a trade deal and possibly a marriage when Eliza is given the opportunity to attend a ball in his honour.
Sebastian is devastated when his closest friend is found murdered after the ball and sets about attempting to uncover the culprit. Eliza find a herself caught up in the mystery and although at first Sebastian finds her rude and disrespectful it’s not long before his opinion changes and the two find themselves the centre of a whirlwind romance that can surely only in heartbreak.
This was a fun read and I liked the characters especially Eliza’s father. He is caring and witty. I also liked Caroline she’s fun and sassy. Eliza, I didn’t like at first, I found her annoying with her drunkenness and rude behaviour but as I kept reading I began to like her.
This is a book that can be read easily and I enjoyed it over a weekend. However, I did note a couple of errors where Americanisms have been used which didn’t fit in with this being set in London e.g. sidewalk. I also wasn’t too happy with the loose ending about Leopold and Caroline, I want to know what happened!
Other than that I quite enjoyed it. I’d recommend for someone looking for an easy read that you can pick up where you left off.
You can purchase this as the kindle edition for £2.99
Thank you to NetGalley and Mills and Boon for the opportunity to read this in exchange for my review.