An Unexpected Countess by Laurie Benson @LaurieBwrites #Review
About the book
"Dash it, Miss Forrester, what are you doing up here?"
The Earl of Hartwick delights in scandalizing the ton with his behavior. But it's his turn to be scandalized when, on an escapade, he bumps into Miss Sarah Forrester—in the rain, at night, on a rooftop!
Sarah is hunting for a diamond, and the last thing she needs is the infuriating Hart distracting her. But he's looking for the jewel, too! They may be rivals, but the sparks between them are uncontrollable. And soon Sarah finds herself longing for another treasure—becoming Hart's countess!
Available for pre-order - published 1st June, 2017
An Unexpected Countess is the third book in the Secret Lives of the Ton series. Even though I have missed the first two books I was delighted to find that this book can be read as a standalone. Although after reading An Unexpected Countess I really must go back and read all of the series.
Sarah and Hart's first meeting on the roof is a great opening and the fact that Sarah could stand up to Hart and be his equal is brilliant. The story moves quickly and I always enjoy a little bit of mystery within a story so this definitely helped to capture my attention even more.
Hart is full of charm but with Sarah he can't help but goad her and I loved the verbal sparring between Sarah and Hart. They have fantastic chemistry that just deepens as the story progresses. Hart isn't just your average rake and I liked the fact that as Sarah got to know him the layers of his personality are revealed. Sarah is strong willed and determined which makes her a great heroine. Her loyalty to her family and trying to protect them is admirable although at times she does get herself into some interesting scrapes.
There is adventure, romance and wonderful sizzling chemistry between two great characters!
With many thanks to Laurie Benson for my copy. This is my honest and unbiased opinion.