This has been a really great series by Sally MacKenzie which I believe ends with this book, The Naked King. They have been funny, lighthearted, and sometimes silly historical romances that are quick, fun reads.
Lady Anne, at 27, is a spinster on the shelf. Even though she cannot stand London society she is braving the balls and teas so that her younger sister can have her coming out. While out walking her dog one morning she literally runs in to Stephan Parker-Roth, The King of Hearts. When they are shortly later caught in a compromising position by one of the town's gossips, Stephen does the proper things and extends an offer of marriage. Even though they've only known each other for a total of two hours at this point. As they try to navigate the tricky waters of London's upper society, they each try hard to hide their true feelings that are emerging while they get to know each other but Lady Anne has a secret that can tear apart their engagement, no matter how false it really is.
This was an entertaining read; a great story of their emerging feelings for each other and how they fought it every step of the way. There are some reoccurring characters from earlier in the series so it may be beneficial to read other titles first, but in no way do they deter from this story is you're just starting with this book. I'm excited to see what comes next from Sally MacKenzie and I'm hoping I enjoy her next novels as much as I've enjoyed this series.
- Mass Market Paperback
- Publisher: Zebra (1900)
- ASIN: B00ZATRD4M
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