Rebecca Jennings’s first London Season has been absolutely ruined, and one person alone is responsible: Mr. Ben Fortescue. If her new neighbor hadn’t startled her, she would never have broken her ankle, leaving her bored and frustrated at home in the country while her sister enjoys the London Season alone. Although, it was rather gallant of him to carry her home.
For his part, Ben feels terrible about the role he played in Miss Rebecca Jennings’s accident. In the days that follow their first disastrous meeting, he finds himself inexorably drawn to the surprising young woman—first out of guilt and then out of a stirring affection. But Ben hides a secret: he has not been completely forthright about his identity or about the dark secrets of his past that would make it impossible for romance to blossom with Miss Jennings. Despite his love for her, he knows he must let her go. With her ankle finally healed but her heart now broken, Rebecca is left with little choice but to throw herself into the Season. With eligible men circling this late addition to the Marriage Mart, it seems that Rebecca will have no shortage of suitors. If only her heart were free to give.
Well, we're back with the Jennings family and this time Rebecca is in the spotlight. She's the younger sister who has missed her London season for a few years now. I love the play on the title here with a literal accident bringing about an unanticipated romance.
This story is slow and gentle. There isn't anything here that will get your heart pounding in excitement but there are plenty of heartfelt moments as Rebecca and Ben develop a friendship and rapport. I liked the layers to Ben and how he really wanted to do the right things. He was easy to like and I was rooting for his healing and success all along. Rebecca is a bit ornery and sometimes mean. I didn't always like her attitude but as she got nicer, I enjoyed her more. Disappointment and hurt have a way of making the best of us ornery, I guess. All's well that ends well and this one definitely ended well.
It was good to see characters from previous books which added to the feeling of family and love. The Jennings family is full of personality.
- I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions expressed are my own.
a Rafflecopter giveaway