After enjoying other anthologies in the past, I was happy to get my hands on a copy of this book, and escape to Regency Britain for a while and dream away with these 3 short reads.
From the publisher of the #1 Amazon bestselling A Timeless Romance Anthology series in Clean Romance.
Join three bestselling Regency Romance authors, Regina Scott, Donna Hatch, and Sarah M. Eden, for three new novellas in SUMMER HOUSE PARTY.
A ENGAGEMENT OF CONVENIENCE by Regina Scott: Kitty Chapworth is nearly a spinster, and an orphan living on the charity of her uncle, with nothing to recommend her for the marriage mart. Her primary purpose is relegated to acting chaperone for her cousins until she can see them successfully married. Kitty remains focused on her duty even though she knows her future is bleak. When Quentin Adair returns from a long ten years working in Jamaica and proposes a wild charade to Kitty, she agrees, although the plan might reawaken her old feelings for Quentin. Can a reformed rake convince the perfect chaperone to overlook propriety for love?
A PERFECT MATCH by Donna Hatch: Genevieve attends a summer house party hosted by her best friend who can’t wait to introduce her to a gentleman she wants to marry, Christian Amesbury. After meeting him, Genevieve determines Christian is perfect . . . for her. Torn between loyalty to her best friend and the yearnings of her heart, Genevieve must first escape the attention of a powerful lord who’s obsessed with her and who tries to rob her of any hope for a happily ever after.
THE PAUPERS’ HOUSE PARTY by Sarah M. Eden: It’s a rare event that Edward Downy and his brother are invited to a house party by a member of the ton. But when they arrive, Edward quickly realizes this house party is different than any other. All invited guests are quite destitute, fallen members of Society barely hanging onto their homes. The hosts of the house party, the Warricks, then make a stunning announcement—they intend to gift all their properties to one fortunate guest. As the guests race to impress the Warricks, Edward finds a fast friend in Agatha Holmwood, who shares his same aversion to the horrible expectations. But their growing fondness for each other only makes the game more painful.
A ENGAGEMENT OF CONVENIENCE was a fun read. Kitty is an enjoyable character who has had a rough trot in life.
When Quentin Adair reenters her life, she gets the chance to set things right between them, and she must admit to herself that the attraction she once felt for him is still very much alive.
When they agree on a fake engagement to suit both their purposes, they soon face the reality that they are falling for each other.
Regina Scott was a new author for me, and a refreshing discovery. I loved her witty banter and strong leading cast. Although the novella was short, I felt the story was captivating and the characters kept me enthralled in this read.
A PERFECT MATCH was a perfect read by Donna Hatch. She is slowly becoming my favorite regency author, and this book is a perfect example of why. A nice glimpse into the life of the Amesbury family, with a great introduction to Christian. I fell in love with her style of writing and storytelling when reading the first book of the Amesbury brothers, and find myself drawn to reading all these books now.
THE PAUPERS’ HOUSE PARTY was a little bit of an unusual read, but enjoyable nonetheless. This book had a bit more dramatics to it, and a little bit more of a unrealistic HEA pulled into it. All in all a good read.
I enjoyed this anthology a lot, and loved it as a great escape from my busy schedule. The stories were just long enough to get through it fast enough without having to invest copious amounts of time in the book.
Sarah M. Eden, Annette Lyon, and Heather B. Moore have banded together to create the sweet romance anthology series: A Timeless Romance Anthology.
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