In this sensuous Regency romance, Jason, Lily, and Bess become engaged to the wrong people.
Captain Jason Northcross desperately desires his sister, Lily, to marry into noble society. To achieve a duchy for his sister, he needs a proper marriage for himself. His status guarantees an easily achieved betrothal, and he should have no trouble selecting one of the eligible young ladies during his party in the countryside. However, distracted from his goal, he has a hard time keeping his hands off his neighbor, Lady Rushford.
The late Earl of Rushford’s widow, Bess Webster, believes romance has passed her by. So why can’t she keep Captain Northcross out of her dreams? And how does he inflame passions she didn’t know she had? While she should be focused on penning novels and finding husbands for her friends, her thoughts center on broad shoulders and laughing green eyes.
Will these misaligned engagements be set straight before the final vows have been spoken?
Review by Melissa Snark
I confess to having a not so secret weakness for Regency romances. I adore the civility of the era as well as the historical English setting. As it happens, I voted for Captain and Countess during its Kindle Scout run, so I received a complimentary copy from Amazon, not the author.
The book delivers in spades. Excellent writing and editing. Lively dialogue. Good pacing. And OMG, blow your socks off sensuous love scenes! Granted, they’re not as explicit as many contemporary erotica pieces but they were both over the top tasteful and well done. My hat is off to Alice Gaines. I loved every word and I’ll definitely read whatever she write next.
This is a fantastically fun story. You’ll fall in love with Jason and Bess and many of the secondary characters as well. There are moments when you become frustrated with the main characters for being somewhat obtuse but it’s all part of the fun and a good buildup. I’m thrilled to be able to recommend it.
And a hat tip to the cover artist. What a lovely visual.
Alice Gaines lives in the San Francisco Bay Area in a fixer-upper house she never fixed up. Aside from writing and reading hot, hot romance, she loves cooking, the San Francicso 49ers, and her church. She has a pet corn snake named Casper. She’s insanely passionate about the funky soul band, Tower of Power.