Series: Castles Ever After #2
Published by Avon on December 30, 2014
Genres: Historical Romance
My heart really went out to Clio. Forced to wait on a missing fiancee, while frustrating and humiliating, allowed Clio the time to grow, mature, and develop into a strong, independent woman with a quick wit and sharp intelligence. She used her time to study many topics that may be of use to a diplomat’s wide and that study is precisely what affords her the ability to remain independent upon deciding to break her engagement to Piers.
Rafe, despite being a bit of a brood, actually injects quite a bit of humor into the novel through his interactions with Clio and Bruiser. I particularly enjoyed the wedding cake scene. Actually, all of Rafe and Bruiser’s attempts to plan Clio’s wedding to Piers were entertaining.
Together, Clio and Rafe have several sweet and tender moments that develop into love. They compliment each other well and clearly make each other very happy.
Those looking for historical realism will be disappointed but anyone looking for a sweet, humorous read will be quite pleased! This is the second book in a series, but you do not need to read the first to understand and enjoy this second installment.