The Lord Pretender by Sawyer North
Tracy’s rating: 3/3.5 of 5 stars
Series: Red Lion Ladies, #1
Release Date: June 20, 2022
When Emma Watts’s father dies and she learns that he gambled away everything at the notorious Prometheans’ Club, she becomes bent on revenge. She decides to make the members pay and starts snooping around, looking for anything that she can use to ruin the members. Concerned by her actions, Simon Pike, the Earl of Blackburn offers to look into the matter and take care of it. Simon knows that women shouldn’t be underestimated and that they are more than capable of destroying someone – he just has to look to his mother for proof of that.
Emma and Simon share an immediate attraction, that they both ignore as they are intent on destroying the other. But when a lightning bolt strikes a bit too close and they wake up in each other’s bodies, there will be no ignoring the other until they find a way to switch back!
This was a quirky take on “Freaky Friday” with a regency twist. The book was a bit slow to start, but once they switch bodies, it does pick up speed. The book is filled with witty banter, situation comedy, an interesting mix of secondary characters, and finally a HEA. For me, this book was not what I hoped for, the romance wasn’t there and the book had zero steam, which I can deal with, but I think the author missed out on incorporating a very unique love scene into this book. Anyway, it was a fun read that I am sure many people will enjoy, but personally, I think Katharine Ashe did this story better in her book “My Lady, My Lord”.
*I am voluntarily leaving a review for an eARC that I requested and was provided to me by the publisher. All opinions in this review are my own.*