How delightful to meet you again, Miss Louisa Sibson.’ Jonathon, Lord Chesterholm’s eyes bored holes into Louisa Sibson’s back.
The former fiancée he’s thought dead is very much alive…
Louisa has rebuilt her life, after being dishonourably dismissed from her post as governess for allowing Jonathon to seduce her. Now Louisa lives by a rulebook of morals and virtue – the devastating Lord Chesterholm will not ruin her again! But Jonathon will get to the bottom of Louisa’s disappearance – and he’ll enjoy breaking a few of her rules along the way…!
A short light book. First we have Louisa, a former governess who now live by strict rules. She had her heart broken by the love of her life and she left the country. But little by little old Louisa comes back. Then we have Jonathon who loved Louisa and meant to marry her. In comes treachery, he was told she was dead. They meet again and he wants her back. But trust is hard to earn back.
I did like Louisa, I understood her rules. Jonathon had grown too during the lost years, and I did enjoy how much he wanted to marry her even if she was a nobody. Then we have the wicked stepmother who told them both different lies. But it’s nice to have some sort of bad guy.
Most of the book takes place at a houseparty. Jonathon wants to get to the bottom of thing and tries to approach her slowly. Louisa tries to stand her ground but passion can’t be tamed. Then we have the other guest. A wannabe matchmaker, and the couple she wants to put together. There is also a plot about a recent robbery and about who let the thief in.
It was a cute little story about two people that had been terribly hurt by lies. They blame each other too, and they do have a reason for that. But true love will always conquer.
A sweet novel, short too and you can read it fast.
Reason for reading:
Genre: historical romance
Publisher: Mills and Boon
Source: Won at Goodreads first reads