I have been eagerly waiting for this second book in the Regency Spies of London!
Feisty, unconventional Leorah finds herself at odds with the uptight and outdated Viscount Withinghall until an unfortunate accident places them in a compromising situation where they have to work together to overcome a scandal. Leorah reminded me of a few of my favorite Jane Austin character’s: Marianne Dashwood and Elizabeth Bennet. With Leorah’s lively disregard of foolish social mores matched with an outspoken sensibility and unwavering faith, Leorah’s personality gives her a vivacity that captures the attention as her character virtually steps off the page. Edward Withinghall has a bit of Mr. Darcy and Edward Ferrars, being both rigid and prideful, yet attentive to the less fortunate. He has no time for what he perceives is the foolish, scandalous Leorah until he realizes her character may be more noble than his own. I very much enjoyed the combination of personalities and conversation reminiscent of my favorite Jane Austin novels. There is even a bit of Ms. Austen’s Emma in the story when Viscount Withinghall asks Felicity Mayson to dance after she is rudely slighted by a couple of arrogant noblemen. Plus reader’s of A Spy’s Devotion will get to see how Nicholas and Julia are getting along since their marriage. Ms. Dickerson is hitting her stride in sweet Regency romance, and weaves a delightful story that engages you from the very beginning and holds your attention to the very end. Clean, inspirational romance that would be well suited to young adults as well as adults who are romantic at heart! I received The Viscount Proposal from Netgalley.
Also read book one, A Spy’s Devotion, in The Regency Spies of London and discover Nicholas’s and Julia’s story; and visit www.melaniedickerson.com for a full list of wonderful romance stories!