Lord Fenton’s Folly
by Josi Kilpack
Lord Fenton is a gambler, a dandy, and a flirt-and he must marry or else he will be disinherited, stripped of his wealth and his position. He chooses Alice Stanbridge for two simple reasons: he once knew her as a young girl, and she is the least objectionable option available to him. However, Alice has harbored feelings for Fenton since their first meeting ten years ago, and she believes his proposal is real. When she discovers it is not, she is embarrassed and hurt. However, a match with the most-eligible bachelor in London would secure not only her future but that of her family as well. Determined to protect herself from making a fool of herself a second time, Alice matches Lord Fenton wit for wit and insult for insult as they move toward a marriage of convenience that is anything but a happy union. Only when faced with family secrets that have shaped Fenton’s life does he let down his guard enough to find room in his heart for Alice.
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This book is totally adorable! It is filled with humor and clean romance. I love Josi’s cozy mystery books, but she isn’t just a one trick pony. She writes historical romance very well too. It has charm and wit…everything a very proper romance set in England should. I didn’t read the first book in this series, but I don’t think they are related. You can read this one without having read the first.
The characters are so well written and you’ll fall in love with Alice. Lord Fenton is definitely a dandy, but it is for a reason….to spite his father. The plot moves at the perfect pace, and the story holds your attention throughout. This will be a quick read for you. I definitely recommend this to you Regency Romance lovers. (I think this is regency…correct me if I am wrong!)