Series: The Townsbridges #2
Publication Date: 10/29/19
Number of Pages: 99
This was the loveliest of reads. The writing is excellent, the story is heartwarming, the characters are totally likable and relatable, and the HEA is well deserved. Shorter books often make you feel as if the story was rushed and you feel a bit unfinished – but that is definitely not the case here. I think we got to know the characters well, the villain got his just desserts (though I hate who it was), and the romance developed just as it should.
Lady Abigail suffers from debilitating shyness. While it is always bad, it is absolutely impossible to manage when she is in the company of Lord James Townsbridge. Her throat tightens, her words flee, and she is physically nauseous.
James, unlike most of his friends, has a positive outlook on marriage. His parents have a long and happy marriage and now his older brother does as well. James is handsome, good-natured, sociable and everyone likes him.
James and Abigail’s first meeting is very inauspicious – neither likes the other. He is coming off a huge hangover after celebrating a friend’s nuptials and has the world’s worst headache. He doesn’t want to be at the ball – and when he is introduced to a woman who plainly doesn’t want to be there – he doesn’t like her at all. But then, she doesn’t like the rude, self-important James either.
These two have a long way to go when, later that evening, they are compromised and have to marry. When Abigail tells him that he is the reason she feels sick, he is taken aback and really regrets that he’s going to have to tie himself to her for life. Yes – they have a lot to work through. Thank goodness she soon gets to explain what she REALLY meant to say. I love how James helped Abigail one he understood her problem. He was so patient and loving.
This is definitely a good read and I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.