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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Review: A Gentleman Never Tells (Wetherby Brides #1) by Jerrica Knight-Catania


Print Length: 240 pages
Publisher: Night Shift Publishing (January 9, 2012)

From Goodreads.com: 
Benjamin Wetherby, Earl of Glastonbury and heir to the Marquisate of Eastleigh, has just received an urgent letter from home. His father is dying and he must return to England at once. Benjamin is a man bound by honor and duty, to both his country and his family. So, despite his reservations, he leaves his life in New York City behind so he may find a wife and assume his role as the Marquess of Eastleigh.

Miss Phoebe Blake is finally out of mourning for her father, and just in time. She and her mother could be days away from being carted off to debtors prison, so Phoebe returns to society with the intent and determination to secure a rich husband.

Sparks fly when Benjamin and Phoebe meet, and it appears they have both found just what they are looking for. But will a dark secret keep them from finding their happily ever after?
 


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My Rating: 4 stars out of 5

This was the first book by this author that I have ever read. And due to the fact that it was free on Amazon when I found it, I had my misgivings about it. I have found a lot of novels with 5 star ratings and a riveting synopsis that has ended up falling flat. 

Thankfully, this was not the case with this story. 

Both of these characters were very realistic not only in general, but to the time period as well. Benjamin had a mistress that he took care of (which was not an uncommon thing back then), while Phoebe and her mother were a stone's throw away from being thrown in debtor's prison thanks to her late father.  I enjoyed the way that although Benjamin was the answer to all of her problems - the relationship was never treated as such. Rather these two had an undeniable spark and attraction that added to the overall story. 

From start to finish, this book will reel you in and keep you reading (and rooting) for the happily ever after! 

A Gentleman Never Tells (Wetherby Brides #1) is available from Amazon.com 

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