Thursday, January 24, 2013

                               The Reluctant Countess

   Author: Wandy Vella
   Publisher: Loveswept
   Pages: 316
   Genres: Historical Romance

       Regal, poised, and elegant, Sophie, Countess of Monmouth, is everything that a highborn lady should be. But Sophie is hiding a past that is far from royal. When Patrick, Earl of Coulter, realizes that her story doesn't add up, he resolves to find out the truth of what Sophie and her sister-in-law are concealing. Although Sophie has every reason to avoid him, the handsome and charismatic Patrick awakens something wicked deep within her soul...a powerful need that Sophie must stifle in order to protect her place in society.

     Despite Sophie's humble background, the raven-haired beauty has won Patrick's heart. But what Sophie needs now is an ally. Viscount Myles Dumbly, the disgruntled former heir of Monmouth, is determined to expose Sophie as a fraud to recapture his lost inheritance. Soon Patrick is drawn into a fight for both their lives. Somehow he must find a way not only to rescue Sophie from poverty once and for all, but to keep her in his arms forever.

     This was a enjoyable story for me and I recommend it to any one who enjoys a good Historical Romance. I like how Sophie and Patrick's relationship progress's trough out the book. With Sophie's reluctance and Patrick's determination they make a good pair. I hope there will be more to come from this author. I give it five stars for a enjoyable read.