Barbara’s rating: 3.7 of 5 Stars
Series: Seductive Scoundrels #15
Publication Date: 6/27/22
Period: Regency London
Tobias and Emily provide a lovely book to end the series. We had nice mentions and on-page time with the other couples from the series and it was good to see them again. We had a straightforward, feel-good, little drama story complete with an epilogue. I love epilogues and I think every romance should have one. This epilogue was nice, but it wasn’t my favorite because it takes place before the couple is even married. I would have preferred something 1, 2, 5, etc. years into the future so we could see how their family is doing. However, that is strictly a personal preference, and the author must have thought differently. Imagine that!
Emily Grenville has a deep, dark, oppressive secret. One that will reflect poorly on her niece and others – not to mention herself – if anyone discovers it. She would have loved having a large loving family, but that is not to be because her secret will keep her from ever marrying again. It doesn’t matter how attractive Tobias is or how much she is drawn to him; she must rebuff him.
Tobias may be a duke, but he has no idea what to do with his rebellious niece. She’s very unhappy and she lets Tobias and the world, in general, know it. She didn’t want to come to London for a season and she is behaving abominably – even wearing men’s clothing in the park while riding her horse astride. When she comes within inches of running Emily down, Emily offers to help with her season. Talk about forgive and forget.
This is a very straightforward story with little drama. It simply moves forward step-by-step with only one minor bump in the road. I really liked Tobias and Emily and I thought they were perfect for each other.
I hope you have enjoyed the series and will enjoy bidding a fond farewell to all of the lovely people you’ve met throughout the series.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.