Elizabeth knows what's expected of her - perfection. She's the daughter of an earl and expected to marry well and say and do the right things with a smile on her face when inside she's dying for a chance to escape. Thanks to an inheritance her godmother left her years ago, her chance will come with her next birthday.
Her hopes of escape abruptly end when Robert, her childhood nemesis whom she hasn't seen in over 14 years, comes back into her life and does everything he can to drive her out of her mind even as he steals her heart. He hated her. At least he tried to hate her, but it was so damn difficult to hate someone that he couldn't live without. He tried to ignore her, tried to focus on anything but her, but nothing worked. Somehow she made her way into his heart and started to make him want things that he never thought possible, made him smile and laugh even while she drove him out of his mind and started a legacy by turning him into...a Bradford.
Steamy and Yummy
I didn't understand how a Regency Romance was going to fit in the middle of a contemporary romance series and was reluctant to read/listen to it. I am not usually a fan of Regency, although I have only read a few. I was pleasantly surprised by Mathewson rendition of a Regency romance. Even though the time period was "The Ton" I found Truce to have a contemporary modern flair still. Which I loved.
In Truce, Robert and Elizabeth have hated each other since childhood. After they have a rather steamy encounter which goes totally against the time-period but works with a modern contemporary romance, they go back to their old hatred.
Fate is driving them together while everyone else wants them apart. This story was steamy and yummy. Don't go into it thinking it will be a stuffy Regency because it isn't. I am rating Truce: The Historic Neighbor from Hell 5 Boundless Stars.