SECRETS OF A PROPER COUNTESS
Author: Lecia Cornwall ISBN: 9780062018939 4/2011 HISTORICAL Publisher: AVON
RRAH's THOUGHTS AND PONDERINGS:
SECRETS OF A PROPER COUNTESS is a stunning debut by Lecia Cornwall! I devoured this one in a few hours and was so disappointed when it was over. It has been awhile since I have read something so riveting.
Seductive and passionate, SECRETS OF A PROPER COUNTESS is delicious. The hero is a spy and a rake; the heroine is under the thumb of her deceased husband's family. Together they make an unlikely pair, destined to go down as one of the most loved couples in this Cinderella-style historical romance. Their story isn't perfect; the heroine is not as smart as I wish her to be, although her small bits of defiance make up for her lack of ingenuity. To be completely honest, some of the cloak and dagger scenes near the end are stretched to unbelievable limits, and the schemes of matchmaking siblings causes a bit of eye rolling. However, none of these things can take away the connection between the story's characters.
SECRETS OF A PROPER COUNTESS is engaging from the very first paragraph to the most welcome happily-ever-after on the last page.