Monday, February 12, 2018

Book Review: A Peculiar Courtship by Laura Beers

A Peculiar Courtship, by Laura Beers
2017, 284p, Regency Suspense/Romance
My Rating=4 Stars
Source: I received a complimentary copy from the author, which did not affect my review in any way

Lord Jonathon Beckett's mission is simple: retrieve Lady Hannah and place her under the protection of the Crown. But he isn't prepared for the havoc she inflicts on his world, making him question whether his duty as an agent of the Crown should always come before his heart.

Lady Hannah's father has uncovered evidence exposing a French traitor to the Crown. Willing to do anything to silence him, the traitor's primary target has become Lady Hannah. Keeping her safe means locking her away from Society, but she refuses to stand idly by, letting others put their lives on the line to protect her. Instead, she will stop at nothing to learn to defend herself, even at the risk of losing Lord Jonathon's protection, or his affections.

With a sinister scheme in play to collapse the English government from within, Lord Jonathon must protect Lady Hannah from the French spies intending to use her as a pawn in their game of treachery. But can he protect her from herself?

This is the second book in this series. Click here to learn more about the first book, Saving Shadow, and to read my review. This book picks up shortly after the first book ends. There were lots of loose ends at the end of book one, so you will really want to read it before starting this one.

This is a twist on the Regency era, as it's a story about spies. Jonathon Beckett needs to locate Lady Hannah to keep her safe from men who are trying to harm her. She was living an unusual life for someone in her station, but it added to her character. I enjoyed her relationship with Jonathon. There were, of course, some issues for them to work through.

I love catching up with characters from previous books and it was fun to read about Benedict and Eliza. There were some other great characters that added to the story and will most likely be appearing in the next book as well.

I liked the pacing of the book and thought the author did a good job of moving the story along. It did start out a little slow but picked up quickly and held my attention until the end. There's plenty of action and romance to keep everyone happy! I felt like the loose ends from the first book were tied up so it will be interesting to see what the next book will be about. If you enjoy Regency suspense/romance/spy novels, this is a series you will want to read!

Laura Beers spent most of her childhood with a nose stuck in a book, dreaming of becoming an author. She attended Brigham Young University, eventually earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management.

Many years later, and with loving encouragement from her family, Laura decided to start writing again. Besides being a full-time homemaker to her three kids, she loves waterskiing, hiking, and drinking Dr. Pepper. Currently, Laura Beers resides in South Carolina.


sherry fundin said...

Must be pretty good if you want to continue. Happy reading.
sherry @ fundinmental

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