by Lavinia Kent
August by HarperCollins
Regency England just got real(ity)
Episode 3: Annabelle and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad rumor
Annabelle, Marchioness of Tattingstong, always thought she was a good wife. She’s put up with all the titters and stares in the ballroom that go along with being a rich American married only for her wealth and looks. But, when it’s rumored that her husband has a secret family, one he is using her money to keep, Annabelle may have finally had enough. A proper English wife would grin and bear it, but playing by society’s rules hasn’t worked for her so far. Will revenge be as sweet as American pie?
I really liked the beginning of this book but after a few chapters the characters still hadn’t captivated me. I lost a bit of interest after the middle of the novella. Also, the plot didn’t follow the blurb because Annabelle doesn’t seek any sort of revenge. There were too many of characters around and I couldn’t feel related enough to care about the hero and heroine’s story. What might have caused that is the amount of description through the book, where we could have seen some more action going on!
I believe that it shouldn’t be read as a stand alone as you might feel overwhelmed sometimes and with a few questions unanswered. However, the fun and sexy atmosphere, aswell as the need to find some answers, made me read this till the end. I’m happy that I did, cause the ending was great!
Heat Level: 4/5
This book was received in digital format through Goddess Fish Blog Tours, in exchange for an honest review.