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Cynical and broken-hearted, Leticia banishes dreams of marriage.
When her childhood friend, Tristan, wagers he can find her the perfect husband, she hopes the challenge will coax him to forgo his devil-may-care lifestyle.
Meanwhile, Leticia throws herself into forming her charity school but meets opposition—even from the people she’s helping.
Guilt-ridden that his past mistakes robbed Leticia of true love, Tristan vows to set it right, but match-making has its pitfalls for a repentant scoundrel. When he finds two ‘perfect’ gentlemen to court her, he discovers his own deep feelings for the lady.
Though Tristan seems to reform, Leticia doesn’t dare risk heartbreak with a notorious rake.
When opposition for the school takes a deadly turn, can Tristan protect her from a madman bent on destroying their dreams and their lives?
SERIES: Courting Series #2
GENRE: Historical ‘Clean’ Regency Romance
PUBLISHER: The Wild Rose Press
RELEASE DATE: August 4, 2017
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The ‘best friends to more’ trope is one of my faves, and so is the redeemed rogue. Courting the Country Miss combines both for a swoonworthy Regency romance.
Leticia and Tristan have been friends since childhood, and Tristan feels a bit responsible for the fact that Leticia is still unmarried after several Seasons. (The author does a good job of recapping the events from book one, but it wouldn’t hurt to read Courting the Countess first.) To assuage his guilt, he decides to find a husband for Leticia. What could possibly go wrong with that plan? 😉
In the meantime, both Leticia and Tristan are at a bit of a crossroads in their lives. Leticia is on the verge of spinsterhood while also starting a school for underprivileged girls. (I loved this subplot, by the way!) Tristan is straddling the fence between ‘rake’ and ‘hero’ and isn’t quite sure which way he wants to go. Donna Hatch does a fabulous job here of allowing Tristan’s ‘hero heart’ peek through even at his most rakish. His character growth in this novel is really admirable.
Bottom Line: Donna Hatch is one of the masters of clean romance with electric tension and smokin’ hot kisses. Tristan and Leticia – and their story – are a great example. But even more than the romance, the strength of Courting the Country Miss lies in its character growth and the power of friendship. It’s perhaps not my favorite of Hatch’s novels, but it’s a sweet romance with a hero who will have you reaching for your fan and a heroine who will have you cheering her on. I’m hoping there’s a book 3 … and I’m hoping I know who it’s about!
(I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received via Prism Book Tours. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.)
My Rating: 4 stars / I love these two together
KissingBook Level: 4 / Keep those fans & fainting couches handy!
Donna Hatch is the author of the best-selling “Rogue Hearts Series,” and a winner of writing awards such as The Golden Quill and the International Digital Award. A hopeless romantic and adventurer at heart, she discovered her writing passion at the tender age of 8 and has been listening to those voices ever since. She has become a sought-after workshop presenter, and also juggles freelance editing, multiple volunteer positions, and most of all, her six children (seven, counting her husband). A native of Arizona who recently transplanted to the Pacific Northwest, she and her husband of over twenty five years are living proof that there really is a happily ever after.
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