Saturday, November 8, 2014

The Shocking Secret of a Guest of the Wedding by Victoria Alexander

The Shocking Secret of a Guest of the Wedding by Victoria Alexander.

This is book 4 in the Milworth Manor series.

Lady Theodosia "Teddy" Winslow is intrigued by the stranger she meets at her latest job as a party planner. That is until she finds out the he has lied, through omission, about who he is.

Jackson Quincy Graham Channing is just as intrigued with Teddy and won't let a little thing like who he is related to get in the way of his attraction for her.   As he tries to figure out if he wants to accept his father's legacy and stay in Europe, Jackson uses the time to get to know Teddy a little better.

When Teddy is put into an unwanted position, Jackson steps up and says he is her fiance.  Knowing that it helps both of them, they agree to continue with the shame betrothal. What happens when one of them decides they want the betrothal to be real?

As with the rest of the books in this series, I absolutely loved this story. Alexander has a way with dialogue that just keeps me riveted up until the very end. The witty back and forth between the H/H in each of her novels is what keeps bringing me back time and again.

Alexander's story line for this book was a nice change of pace.  A well born man having no idea that he is in line for a title let alone that his father is alive. You also have the added element of a lady of the peerage actually working.  These elements plus many more made this a very refreshing read.

We meet Jackson's best friend Lucy Merryweather in this story and I'm so happy to hear that her story is next in the series. Her hero is the story is Cameron Effington, so I'm hoping to see more of my favorites from Alexander's Effington series.

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Thanks go out to Kensington Books via NetGalley for a copy of the book in exchange of an honest review.

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