The Accidental Countess Series: Playful Brides #2
on October 28, 2014
Audiobook Length: 8 hours and 41 minutes
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CAN A SCANDALOUS CHARADE
For seven long years, Lady Cassandra Monroe has waited for the man of her dreams to return from the war. Unfortunately, he happens to be engaged to her flighty cousin. What Cass wouldn’t give to take her cousin’s place! When he mistakes Cass for Patience Bunbury, a fictitious friend her cousin has invented to escape social obligations…even with her future husband, Cass thinks this is her chance.
LEAD TO TRUE AND LASTING LOVE?
After defeating Napoleon at Waterloo, Captain Julian Swift is not quite ready to settle down and enter into his unwanted arranged marriage—especially when the real object of his affection turns out to be a beguiling beauty he meets at a party. Patience Bunbury is witty, independent, passionate…and, unbeknownst to him, the cousin of his current fiancée. When the truth about Cass comes out—and Julian discovers that their courtship is anything but accidental—will he surrender his heart to a woman who really is too good to be true?
What happens when you tell a lie?
And then another? Well, you end up stacking up yet more lies to cover the lies, and eventually can’t keep track of any of it. Somehow, the author kept all the lies straight, but alas, Cass could not. Oh, the guilt. It was too much for a proper young woman such as herself.
It began like a Shakepearean comedy and moved into tragedy. After Chapter 40 and nearly to the end, I was crying so hard my eyes were sore and red. Quite the ugly cry.
I enjoyed this historical romance more than any other in the past. It kept me in its grips for hours upon hours and I was loathe to stop for dinner and some time with the family. I’m just glad I didn’t start this on an evening, or it would have been a sleepless night.
I’ve since found that this book was second in a series. I’ve purchased the first book and can’t wait to get more details that were merely hinted about in this second book. I know it will be just as fun, and I look forward to reading it!