Monday, February 24, 2020

Promised by Leah Garriott ~ Review

Title: Promised
Author: Leah Garriott
Genre: Historical Romance
Publisher: Shadow Mountain Publishing
Release Date: February 18th, 2020
Number of Pages: 368
Format Read: Kindle ebook
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Book Blurb: Margaret Brinton keeps her promises, and the one she is most determined to keep is the promise to protect her heart.

Warwickshire, England, 1812
Fooled by love once before, Margaret vows never to be played the fool again. To keep her vow, she attends a notorious matchmaking party intent on securing the perfect marital match: a union of convenience to someone who could never affect her heart. She discovers a man who exceeds all her hopes in the handsome and obliging rake Mr. Northam.

There’s only one problem. His meddling cousin, Lord Williams, won’t leave Margaret alone. Condescending and high-handed, Lord Williams lectures and insults her. When she refuses to give heed to his counsel, he single-handedly ruins Margaret’s chances for making a good match—to his cousin or anyone else. With no reason to remain at the party, Margaret returns home to discover her father has promised her hand in marriage—to Lord Williams

Under no condition will Margaret consent to marrying such an odious man. Yet as Lord Williams inserts himself into her everyday life, interrupting her family games and following her on morning walks, winning the good opinion of her siblings and proving himself intelligent and even kind, Margaret is forced to realize that Lord Williams is exactly the type of man she’d hoped to marry before she’d learned how much love hurt. When paths diverge and her time with Lord Williams ends, Margaret is faced with her ultimate choice: keep the promises that protect her or break free of them for one more chance at love. Either way, she fears her heart will lose.

My Review: I was very intrigued when I got asked if I wanted to be a part of the blog tour for this book. With a young lady who has been unlucky in love and a Darcy-esque main love interest, I was ready to read it. I was not prepared for how much anger that Margaret holds on too because of her broken engagement two years prior and how she doesn't want love in a marriage. It's funny to watch her interact with Lord Williams as he trying to get her to marry him (even after a forced engagement) and she wants nothing to do with him at all. Eventually, she falls in love with him but finds out his interest in her was because of a bet. They eventually work things out and get married. 

I really enjoyed this book and I would love to see more books from Leah Garriott again in the future. 

Rating: 4½ stars 

*I received an advanced copy of this book. All opinions are my own. 

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