The two cousins could not be more opposite. Louisa Elliot nurtures a defiant spirit, while Lady Meg never dares to rebel or speak out. The only thing they have in common is that they were both orphaned as children and raised by their overbearing grandmother, Louisa Elliott, who has definite plans for their respective futures. The cousins are distraught when the countess deThe two cousins could not be more opposite. Louisa Elliot nurtures a defiant spirit, while Lady Meg never dares to rebel or speak out. The only thing they have in common is that they were both orphaned as children and raised by their overbearing grandmother, Louisa Elliott, who has definite plans for their respective futures. The cousins are distraught when the countess decrees they shall be wed--Louisa to a timorous squire and Meg to the haughty Duke of Hargrove. Putting their differences aside, they form a bond to help each other out of their current predicaments. From the moment the Duke, Meg's intended, frees Louisa from a hollow log, his heart is ensnared and his carefully honed life set awry. Rumors of financial ruin, put about to aid the Duke's capture of an enemy agent, adds credence to the misinformation Louisa gathers to discredit him and save her cousin. As she builds her case, she realizes she is falling in love with him. Unhappy with his arrangement, Hargrove is forced to court Meg in order to see her spirited cousin. As Louisa's wedding date approaches, Hargrove decides to throw caution to the wind. Despite a tryst set with a French spy at his summer home, he invites the countess' party to join them. Amidst madcap chases, nefarious dealings, and kidnappings, and despite mounting evidence that Hargrove is a traitor, Louisa risks her life to prove his innocence and marry the man she really loves....
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The Betrothal Reviews
The Betrothal was a cute Regency romance with a bit of added intrigue. I thought Louisa was pretty funny at times, but was embarrassed for her when she got caught in a couple of the situations she got caught in. This is a really quick read that can be read in just one evening.
3.5I enjoyed this one. Louisa and Meg were pretty different from one another, but both were likable in their own ways. Louisa really steals the show though and you can't help rooting for her as she fumbles along her way. She tends to act without thinking and gets herself into one scrape after another. Our heros Lord Hardgrove and Francis were also complete opposites. I'm not sure why the grandmother would even consider Francis, he was similar to Louisa in his clumsiness, but really lacked backbone. Hardgrove was likable though, I enjoyed his character and his interactions with Louisa. I loved their "meet cute". There's something really endearing about an embarrassing first encounter. I also liked that they had plenty of stolen kisses! My only problem with the book, was at times it felt like it was just jumping around too much. Not only with POV, but from scene to scene. I felt lost at times and also felt some of the character motivations weren't clear. There was also a lot of characters to keep track of. Overall, I liked it, especially Hardgrove and Louisa. I thought it was a fun regency and a nice way to pass a couple hours while the kiddos were napping. It reminded me of books by Georgette Heyer or Barbara Metzger, so if you enjoy those authors you'll probably enjoy this. Content: Clean.
Clean regency romance. Two orphaned cousins are having their London season and have their lives dictated by their grandmother. They are very different but both are forced into matches they dont desire.A book I would read again.
Started better than it ended.