An Unexpected Pleasure by Candace Camp

An Unexpected Pleasure (The Mad Morelands, #4)Barbara’s rating: 4 of 5 stars

Series: The Mad Morelands #4
Publication Date: 1/15/18 by HQN Books (first published 7/28/2005)
Number of Pages: 432

The Moreland family is off on another wild and exciting adventure and this time Theo is the one at the center of things. Is he a murderer? Well – hang on to your hats and read the book to find out. The entire Moreland clan is on hand and it was fun to get to visit with all of them. There were wonderful visits with The Greats – twelve-year-old twins Con and Alex– who are featured in the next two books.

Theo Moreland, the heir to a dukedom, has always been a restless soul. He doesn’t know what he’s looking for, but he’s traveled all over the world and still hasn’t found it. He’s home in England, but he’s feeling restless and unsettled, yet he makes no effort to plan his next expedition. That is so unlike him.

Megan Mulcahey comes from a large Irish-American family. While they aren’t wealthy, they do well enough. Megan is a successful reporter and she had to work hard to get there and to be able to write the kinds of stories she does. The only cloud in her life is the fact that her brother, Dennis, died ten years ago in the jungles of South America. He was murdered and they know who did it – but he is an English Lord and there is nothing they can do – especially from New York.

One night, Megan’s sister, Deirdre, has a dream about their brother Dennis. She’s had these dreams all her life and her father knows that they are prophetic. Dennis appeared in the dream begging for help – he needed something very precious recovered. That dream set them off on a mission to find this English Lord, to recover the precious item that had been taken from Dennis, and to see that this English Lord gets his punishment.

Megan and her family soon decide that the best way to infiltrate the Moreland household and find proof against Theo, is for Megan to pose as a tutor for the young Moreland twins Con and Alex. Megan doesn’t actually expect, as a female, to be hired for the position, so she is shocked when the duchess offers her the position.

Megan doesn’t expect to like the Moreland family – and certainly not Theo. However, that is exactly what she does – she likes them all very much – and she’s strangely drawn to Theo. He murdered her brother; how can she possibly be attracted to him?

The investigation takes many twists and turns before the mystery can finally be solved and Megan and Theo finally get their HEA.

I voluntarily read and reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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