Beatrice Sloane, the Countess of Farris, is a free-spirited widow. After a stultifying marriage, she is now wealthy and independent and determined to stay so. Wherever she goes, a good time is sure to follow!
Captain Duncan McCameron struggles to find a purpose for himself now that the war is over. Discovering his sweetheart had married another whilst he was at war means he’s kept himself closed off from love.
Entrusted to escort Lady Farris to her friend’s estate, these two opposites start on a journey that ultimately involves carriage crashes, secret barn dances, robbers, and an inn with only one bed! But as tensions dissolve into passion, can there be a future for an adventure-loving lady and a duty-bound soldier, or will their differences tear them apart?
I received a copy of this book from Mills and Boon via NetGalley in return for an honest review.
A Regency road trip is not easy to imagine, but the author manages to create a road trip full of adventure, misadventure and passion when Beatrice and Duncan share a coach and a great deal more. Beatrice is an independent widow determined to live life fully now she can. There are some amusing and poignant moments as she does this. Duncan, a soldier without a war, is all about duty, but meeting Beatrice shows him what life has to offer. The question is, can their attraction lead to a lifetime together?
Whilst this story pushes the boundaries of Regency society, it is fun, romantic and passionate. The likeable main characters have an emotional connection that makes a happy life together possible.