Sometimes a light, entertaining story is just what you need. "A Kiss for Miss Kingsley" is a perfect escape for afternoon or so. The story is subtle in its humor and conflict. Olivia and Allen are likable and I really felt their anger, anguish and love. The author lets their personalities shine as both characters talk to themselves and we begin to see the big picture. The continual references to “A Lady’s Guide to Proper Comportment” are part of the charm of this tale. I don't think it would be the same without them. This engaging story with its cast of fascinating characters is treat that I highly recommend. I’m looking forward to the next in the series.
The Story: Olivia Kingsley was falling in love when her eccentric father decided to move to the Caribbean. She felt her obligation was to her father even though she loved Allen Wimpleton. Allen couldn’t believe that Olivia would turn down his proposal and left her with angry and bitter words. Three years later, they meet again. It seems time and distance had changed little between them. But could they overcome the remaining hurt they both feel?
Can a beautiful spinster trust love again?
Especially with the rogue who broke her heart the first time?
Olivia Kingsley didn’t expect to be swept off her feet and receive a marriage proposal two weeks into her first Season. However, one delicious dance with Allen Wimpleton, heir to a viscountcy, and her future is sealed. Or so she thinks until her eccentric father suddenly announces he’s moving the family to the Caribbean for a year.
Knowing her father will likely refuse his offer for Olivia’s hand, Allen begs her to elope. Having recently lost her mother, and worried her father is ailing too—which he insists remain a secret—she refuses. Distraught at her leaving, and unaware of her father’s ill-health, Allen doubts her love for him and foolishly demands she choose—him or her father.
Heartbroken at Allen's callousness, but thankful he’s revealed his true nature before they married, Olivia turns her back on their love. The year becomes three, enough time for her broken heart to heal, and after her father dies, Olivia returns to England. Coming face to face with Allen at a ball, she realizes she never purged him from her heart. But can they overcome their pasts and old wounds to find love again? Or has Allen found another?
Read the first book in the Waltz with a Rogue historical Regency romance series for a rousing, emotional, and romantic adventure you can't put down.
Though this book is part of a series, it can easily be read as a stand-alone.