Publication Date: April 11, 2017
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Goodreads Rating: 4/5 Stars
Cover Thoughts: I like it! It’s whimsical and fun! I like the simplicity of it too! This would totally catch my eye!
Miss Lydia Whitfield, heiress to the family fortune, has her future entirely planned out. She will run the family estate until she marries the man of her late father’s choosing, and then she will spend the rest of her days as a devoted wife. Confident in those arrangements, Lydia has tasked her young law clerk, Mr. Robert Newton, to begin drawing up the marriage contracts. Everything is going according to plan.
Until Lydia—and Robert along with her—is kidnapped. Someone is after her fortune and won’t hesitate to destroy her reputation to get it. With Robert’s help, Lydia strives to keep her family’s good name intact and expose whoever is behind the devious plot. But as their investigation delves deeper and their affections for each other grow, Lydia starts to wonder whether her carefully planned future is in fact what she truly wants…
Anyone who like the Jane Austen era or type books will need to pick this book us! With everything fun and awesome with that era of manners and traditions, it makes for a perfect setting for a fun, cute story.
Here we have our main female character Miss Lydia Whitfield who is running her family’s estate, she is smart and not in the least bit a damsel in distressed. She is engaged to a Lord. But, what’s that got to do with anything, right? HA! Her uncle and land agent however, think otherwise. I really liked Lydia, she’ strong, independent (especially for the 19th century) and knows how to have a backbone and stand up for herself.
In walks Mr. Robert Newton the law clerk having to visit the estate after Lydia’s uncle wrote to him about her decisions running the estate. What he finds instead is Lydia and is fascinated by her. I liked Robert A LOT, he was good, kind and a hard worker.
So when Robert returns to the city to help a friend, he is kidnapped and it just so happens that Lydia gets kidnapped too when she comes to conducted some business! *gasp* Then Lydia enlists several of her friends to help her so her reputation isn’t ruined and rumors destroy her. It was so fun to read the wit between characters and the fun lightness of it all.
I really enjoyed the interactions between Robert and Lydia it was so fun and even though the story was a bit predictable it was still a fun read.
The romance was a bit fast for me but that is purely personal preference but still cute.
Overall it a such cute read and I would recommend this to anyone looking for a cute clean regency romance!
Sexual Content: mild
*A HUGE thank you to SwoonReads for this ARC which I got in exchange for an honest review*