Lady Bethany would rather die a spinster than submit to marriage—and thus reveal the horrible secret she has harbored for more than a year.
Lord Locke is far too immersed in his service to the Crown for romance, but Lady Bethany is in dire circumstances.
Indebted to Bethany’s late father and his close friend, the earl offers a perfect solution for both of them: a marriage in name only. Perfect, if only they weren’t so irresistibly drawn to each other—and if Bethany hadn’t found herself falling in love with a man even more mysterious than his reputation. Perfect, until she unwittingly learns he’s protecting her from a threat to her life.
To Marc, Bethany is just another assignment, a woman he’s convinced is hiding something. His offer of marriage was meant only to make it easier to safeguard her. But when the simple threat turns to attempted murder and treason, Marc realizes that Bethany has stolen his heart and he can do nothing less than throw himself into a race against time to save her, whatever the price.
GENRE: Regency Romance (clean)
PUBLISHER: Sunbright Press
RELEASE DATE: November 14, 2016
“The day was far too beautiful to be one of the worst in Lady Bethany Montgomery’s life, but it seemed destiny had sealed her fate.”
Saving Lord Whitton’s Daughter combines intrigue and romance with two popular plot devices: a Regency setting and a marriage-of-convenience trope. These two plot devices also happen to be two of my favorites, so the combination of them in one novel was sure to grab my attention.
Lady Bethany is a delightful heroine – with hair as independent as she is, according to her mother. (I loved that line! haha!) She has an inner strength born of loss and tragedy and while she is in some ways still bound by fear in other ways she courageously rises above it. Lord Locke is swoonworthy and mysterious … and while I have no doubt he could snap the antagonist in half Lord Locke also has a very tender & compassionate side which makes him all the swoonier.
Bottom Line: If you are looking for a clean romance that still necessitates keeping a fan handy … or maybe a novel of mystery and suspense … or even just an engaging Regency story, then check out Saving Lord Whitton’s Daughter. The chemistry between Locke and Bethany has moments that may have you reaching for those fans I keep telling you to have handy, but there are even more moments that will have you sighing blissfully at the sweetness. I’m interested to see if this becomes a series – there are some secondary characters whose stories aren’t quite finished, I feel. Fans of Donna Hatch or of Melanie Dickerson’s Regency Spies of London series will probably enjoy this book too!
(I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.)
My Rating: 4 stars / Enjoyable story!
KissingBook Level: 3 / Will forget to breathe on occasion
Susan was born and raised a California girl but is grateful to have lived on the Oregon coast and in the Rocky Mountains of northern Utah. She’s now enjoying living with her husband in the incomparable beauty of the Redwood forest, nestled against the rugged coast of Northern California.
Susan raised a tribe of children, making ends meet as a registered nurse and lactation consultant, and now her tribe members have tribes of their own and she just doesn’t get to see enough of them. She loves to travel and is thrilled with a good movie or a great book, but writing is her passion. She writes almost anything, especially epic fantasy and romance. Saving Lord Whitton’s Daughter is her first Regency Romance.
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