Rose Warren and Simon Trumbull may have been betrothed since birth, but that doesn't mean they have to like each other. Rose is certain the notoriously rakish Simon will never willingly settle down. And Simon certainly agrees. After all, some gentlemen prefer to choose their own destinies—like drinking and gambling with their mates…and not settling down with their bookish, bespectacled betrothed.
But rumors of intrigue are circulating among the ton—including whispers of a murder through poisoning. Suddenly Rose and Simon find themselves working together to uncover a mystery. And Simon is discovering that Rose is not only a brilliant sleuth, but her flowing skirts disguise a body that’s unexpectedly sinful and delectable.
For the first time, Simon sees Rose for who she truly is. Now he just has to convince his English Rose that this romance might be forever…
Each book in the Lady Lancaster Garden Society series is STANDALONE:
* Taming Her Forbidden Earl
* Romancing His English Rose
* Tempting Her Reluctant Viscount
* Enticing Her Unexpected Bridegroom
* A Rogue For Emily
A Romantic Mystery That You Will Want to Solve
I received this book from the publisher and author for an honest review. I was not compensated in any way.
If you’re something of an amateur sleuth you may be impressed with Rose’s skills. You will be surprised at how quickly the pages go by as you read. You will forget about everything else and then you’ll realize the story is done. I have to think as I read the interactions between Simon and Rose that he’s finally met his match. But who will come out on top?
My page-turner is finding out if they ever bring the villain to justice. The romancing is nice but it’s the mystery that’s doing it for me – the suspense is driving me nuts. I can’t believe I’m saying this but when Simon finally tutors Rose on everything a couple does behind closed doors, I just wanted to yell at them to hurry it up and start solving things. Their love for each other is just icing on the cake.
The only disappointment I had is that this is the first book in the series that I’ve read. I look forward to reading more of Catherine’s work. It’s a fast read that you can get done in one or two days – depending on how much time you have during your day. By the end, you will be smiling as you read the HEA ending. If historical romantic mysteries are your cup of tea then make sure to add this book to your shelf.