Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Blog Tour/Review: Miss Burton Unmasks a Prince by Jennifer Moore

Miss Burton Unmasks a Prince, by Jennifer Moore
2015, 208p, Clean Regency Romance
My Rating=4 Stars
Source: Received a copy from the publisher for an honest review


Southern belle Meg Burton is her parents’ last hope of avoiding financial ruin, and a distant cousin’s kind gesture seems an ideal solution: he will sponsor Meg for a London Season. The pursuit of a wealthy husband was not exactly how the bookish young woman had envisioned her first trip abroad—after all, what does a girl from Charleston, South Carolina, know about being a lady? Amidst the stunning gowns and extravagant balls of the ton, Meg feels like an imposter. Thankfully, she has one friend who knows her true self—Carlo, a handsome stable hand. Despite their difference in station, love blossoms between the unlikely pair, and Meg is sure of one thing: she wants nothing to do with the insufferable European aristocracy.

Prince Rodrigo de Talavera has lost everything to Napoleon. Jaded by war, he has become bitter and miserable—until he meets Meg, an American woman whose eccentric schemes and passion for life remind him what it is to laugh and to love. If only she knew him for himself and not as Carlo the stable hand. With the shadow of deception looming over their happy acquaintance and the dangers of war drawing ever more near, can Meg and Rodrigo find the courage to put aside their pretenses and discover if they can be loved as they truly are?

Meg Burton, an American, is sent to London with her brother so she can snare a rich man to help her family avoid financial ruin. Meg doesn't learn about this, though, until they're on their way. She feels like an imposter and is having a hard time until she meets Carlo, the prince's stable hand. She feels that she can open up to him and be herself and is disappointed that he's not the type of man her family sent her there to find.

What Meg doesn't know is that Carlo is actually Prince Rodrigo de Talavera. When he meets Meg, he decides to masquerade as someone else so she will feel comfortable around him. He does feel a little guilty about it but he enjoys being with her and doesn't want to ruin what they have by confessing his true identity.

This is a fun read! I liked being in on the secret as to Carlo's true identity. Meg is concerned at times that he will be punished for some of the things he does and it's humorous to see what lengths she goes to in order to protect him. She definitely feels different when she's with Carlo than when the stuffy and then inappropriate Lord Featherstone is around. Carlo gives her the courage to do things she otherwise wouldn't and she's able to be herself. I loved how their relationship progressed and enjoyed their story!

There were also some side characters that made the story more interesting. I also liked that this seemed straightforward and I was waiting for the reveal but then it took a little twist and something else happened. If you enjoy a clean regency romance, this is a great choice! I'm looking forward to reading more from this author in the future! 

Author Jennifer Moore

Jennifer Moore is a Passionate reader and writer of all things romance, helping her find balance with the rest of her world, which includes a perpetually traveling husband and four active sons, who create heaps of laundry that are anything but romantic. Jennifer has a BA in linguistics from the University of Utah and is a Guitar Hero champion. She lives in northern Utah with her family. You can learn more about her at The author’s first book, Becoming Lady Lockwood, is a regency romance centered on the British navy during the Napoleonic Wars of the early 1800s.

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Paij Slater said...

Sounds fantastic. I love the cover!

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