‘Suitors & Sabotage’ by Cindy Anstey had the right amount of mystery.
Synopsis: Imogene is a young lady who has found herself a suitor after a season in London. Spending the summer together to determine if they are compatible, her gentleman asks his brother, Ben, to tag along for moral support. However, finding out whether they are suitable is the least of Imogene’s worries, as multiple accidents appear to target Ben. Determined to get to the bottom of the unseemly pranks, Imogene finds that her heart is indeed taken, but not for the right brother.
I loved the banter in this book. The scenes between Imogene and Ben were some of my favourites and I am happy that they ended up together. They were much better for each other and it was clear from the beginning. I liked Ernest well enough but found him a tad too nervous and his true character made an appearance at the end.
The feel of this book was classically inspired. It had the taste of a Jane Austen novel and I couldn’t help picturing some of the scenes from those films whilst reading this book. The language used was old school and I grinned every time something was said in an overly formal way. I liked the contrast of it compared to everyday life now, for example, in some of the scenes the characters would barely be touching, but it would be a huge scandal if they were caught.
I don’t have much to say about this book. It was adorable, cutesy and very much enjoyable. So much so, that I have already started to look into buying the authors previous works as I found the writing style right up my alley. I liked all the characters well enough and they plot was an easy ride.
“There was something compelling about the way his eyes dropped to her mouth. Something that made her heart beat at an impossible rate, made her want to wrap her arms around him.”
I received this in LitJoy Crate’s April ‘Darlings & Deception’ box.
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