About the Book
Genre: Adult, Regency, Romance
Publisher: Phase Publishing
Publication date: February 1, 2019
With Cap in hand...
Malcolm Colerain, Earl of Montgomery, needs a wife. He has four children, a peerage, and a demanding secret occupation as a member of the London League; all of which give him a fulfilling life, so a proper marriage of convenience is all he seeks. But when he meets Elizabeth Owens, things begin to change. Distance becomes difficult, convenience becomes rather inconvenient, and his exciting life as a spy turns on its head. …
Love comes to call...
Beth Owens seizes the chance to marry the handsome and striking Earl of Montgomery, marriage of convenience or not. Her heart is his for the taking, and she is determined that he eventually will. But the more she learns about her husband, the more he puzzles her. He has secrets, she is well aware, but just how many and how deeply do they run? And when she finds a few secrets of her own, will they ever have a chance at love?
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About the Author
Rebecca Connolly writes romances, both period and contemporary, because she absolutely loves a good love story. She has been creating stories since childhood, and there are home videos to prove it! She started writing them down in elementary school and has never looked back. She currently lives in the Midwest, spends every spare moment away from her day job absorbed in her writing, and is a hot cocoa addict.
I adored this book. I enjoy it so much when a story grabs me and pulls me in and I can get lost in the setting, the characters, and the times. This was a marriage of convenience story between an earl, Malcolm, and a woman, Beth, who really has no other prospects but to marry for the convenience. Malcolm who is still very much in love with his first wife is struggling with being both parents to his dear four children. He needs a wife and a woman’s touch with his children. On top of that he is a spy for the crown and needs arise when he may have to be gone for extended periods.
Beth is a very strong woman. She is the 10th child in a genteel but impoverished family and her prospects are not encouraging. When Malcolm proposes this match she goes into it with eyes wide open. I like her portrayal and that she stands on her own two feet and does not back down with Malcolm when common sense needs to rule the day.
There is so much in this story. Malcolm described their marriage as one without affection and I highly enjoyed watching that change. Malcolm and Beth go through a lot in this captivating tale and I didn’t see most of it coming. The author puts their very lives through many tests and my emotions were wrapped up with seeing this lonely couple reach a happily ever after as little scathed as possible. Full of danger and romance this is a book I will read again and again, put on my keeper shelf and think of often. In fact Malcolm and Beth are my new favorite fictional couple. I highly recommend it.
I received a copy of this novel from the author. I was not required to post a positive review and all views and opinions are my own.