Monday, June 15, 2015

The Beautiful One by Emily Greenwood

The Beautiful One by Emily Greenwood

This is book 1 in the Scandalous Sisters series.

Finding out the someone has made nude drawings of her, Anna Black must find some way to hide from society. She takes a job as a seamstress at a girl's school, but soon finds herself acting as the companion to the ward of Viscount Grandville.

Will Halifax, Viscount Grandville, doesn't want his ward (Lizzy) and her companion in his home. Lizzy reminds him too much of his dead wife. Having closed himself off on his estate, he doesn't like his solitude taken away from him. Realizing that he has no where to send Lizzy, he convinces Anna to stay until he can find another companion or school to send her to.

Anna soon realizes that Will and Lizzy need each other. They are both in pain from losing loved ones. What happens when Anna realizes she needs Will too?

I enjoyed this story. The tension of Anna being found by the owner of the sketches added another dimension to it. You're never quite sure when it will happen, but you know that it will cause some drama. 

Will has closed himself off after losing his wife. He had been in love with her and didn't want to go through the pain of losing another loved one, so he closed himself off from everyone else. We see Anna trying to break through that hard exterior to get Will to connect with Lizzy and in turn she falls for him herself.

I look forwarding to reading book two in the series, which comes out in March 2016.

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

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1 comment:

  1. Lovely review you have here Amy!! I have been interested in Emily Greenwood, but haven't read her works yet. the plot is definitely a bit different.