Review: Believe in Me (The Worthingtons #6) by Ella Quinn

Print Length: 320 pages
Publisher: Zebra (February 26, 2019)

From Even the Worthington least likely to wed may find her perfect match . . .
Marriage has worked out quite nicely for her older sisters, yet Lady Augusta Vivers is certain it would end her studies in languages and geography, and stop her from travelling. But when her mother thwarts her plan to attend the only university in Europe that accepts women—in Italy—she is forced to agree to one London Season. Spending her time at parties proves an empty diversion—until she encounters the well-traveled Lord Phineas Carter-Wood. Still, Europe awaits . . .
Phineas has studied architecture all over the world, yet Augusta is his most intriguing discovery yet. How can he resist a woman who loves maps and far-off lands? But her longing for all things foreign hinders any hope of courtship. When he learns her cousins have offered a trip to Europe, he secretly arranges to join their party. For he is determined to show Augusta that a real union is a thrilling adventure of its own. And when their journey is beset by dangerous obstacles, he gets far more opportunity than he bargained for . . .

My Rating: 3 stars out of 5

Let me begin by saying that although this is book number six in the Worthington series, you don't need to have read the prior novels in order to understand this one. Having done so may increase your enjoyment in seeing some of the other characters make an appearance, but it is really not necessary. 

Once again, the author manages to put together a well written and well researched novel, that is somehow once again, diminished by the Heroine. Don't get me wrong, I loved how intelligent she was. And I adored that in a time where women weren't allowed to attend university, she had made that her goal. She definitely had the "book smarts" for it. However, it grew tiresome watching go out of his way for her only to have her slap back with "I won't marry you until I've been to university!" I understand her reasoning, don't get me wrong, but had she allowed him to properly explain a lot could have been avoided. Especially considering how useful he ended up being to her when frankly, I would have left her to figure out the realities on her own. 

I am also confused and irritated by the fact that her friends speak of a "bride kidnapping", only to have it nearly happen in the next chapters. Was the person in on it? It is never explained whether the person was part of their scheme or if he was truly delusional. If it was the former, then it should have been explained to her. If it was the latter? Well that was a little too convenient wasn't it?

Overall, I believe that fans of this series and this author will definitely enjoy this addition. Also, people new to the series and author that are fans of historical romance may find enjoyment in this as well. I would read more from this author.

DISCLAIMERI received a complimentary copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. This has not affected my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own.


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