Title: Lord Fenton’s Folly
Author: Josi S. Kilpack
Genre: Regency Romance
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“Lord Fenton is a gambler, a dandy, and a flirt—and he must marry or else he will be disinherited, stripped of his wealth and his position. He chooses Alice Stanbridge for two simple reasons: he once knew her as a young girl, and she is the least objectionable option available to him.
However, Alice has harbored feelings for Fenton since their first meeting ten years ago, and she believes his proposal is real. When she discovers it is not, she is embarrassed and hurt. However, a match with the most-eligible bachelor in London would secure not only her future but that of her family as well.
Determined to protect herself from making a fool of herself a second time, Alice matches Lord Fenton wit for wit and insult for insult as they move toward a marriage of convenience that is anything but a happy union. Only when faced with family secrets that have shaped Fenton’s life does he let down his guard enough to find room in his heart for Alice. But can Alice risk her heart a second time?”
Hello Readers! Remember our love for Proper Romances? Well, there’s another one so get excited!
I was apprehensive about this Proper Romance since I didn’t care for Josi S. Kilpack’s A Heart Revealed. But I’m so glad I read it! I thought this story was much better and read it in under 24 hours. It’s a regency romance about a marriage of convenience with some unexpected plot twists around the halfway mark. The only drawback is character depth, more so in Alice. When she is sad and angry toward the beginning of the book it seemed false and out of character (maybe if I had been more familiar with her as a character it wouldn’t have seemed so out of place).
However, I would still highly recommend this book to any proper romance lovers!