Aimee, Amelia- aka- Millie and Janelle are gathered together once again and causing just as much trouble as ever before.
This Regency romance has it all. Danger, intrigue, suspense, high sea adventure, and sizzling romance.
I love it when there is a mystery involved in a historical romance and not just the usual society balls and such. These three women are not the biddable types, but their adventures could come at a very high price.
Aimee has convinced her two friends to join her on a dangerous mission, but she find herself accidentally on purpose being kidnapped. Why would she do such a thing? Well, she intends to force a face to face confrontation with the man she has loved for years, Reece Hamilton. After a brief encounter, Reece has gone out of his way to avoid Aimee and she has decided to take matters into her own hands.
Aimee could never have guessed at what her actions would bring about. For one, the newly married Millie finds herself in deep trouble with her husband and is sent off to live with her father until further notice.
Janelle is furious about the situation, but since neither she nor Millie knew of Aimee's plot they are determined to find her and this puts the guilt ridden Millie in danger as well.
Meanwhile, Aimee finds her plot has not worked out at all as she expected. Reece is hung up on her status in society and he is a second son fated to a life at sea. At the moment he is determined to catch a determined and dangerous thief.
These days when it comes to historical romances, a genre I usually just love, I brace myself for a possible let down. Authors have grown lax about historical authenticity using language that doesn't fit the period or trying to capitalize on trends in contemporary romance, which is super popular at the moment. But, what works in contemporary doesn't always fit well with historical. It's almost like there is either not enough attention paid to details or the author is over thinking things causing the stories to become dull and predictable and pretty much just silly or fluff with no real depth. This story managed to give me hope. I was entertained from start to finish. This story has a well thought out plot. It’s well-paced, fun, humorous, angsty at times, but not overdone. It had all the elements that make a great romance. I can't wait to read the next book in the trilogy to see what trouble Janelle will manage to stir up.
This one is a 4.5 star read.
Three best friends are the most eligible ladies in London. But Lady Aimee Wentworth only has eyes for the handsome sailor who captured her heart long ago...Everything She Lost...Lady Aimee Wentworth has grown tired of Reece Hamilton avoiding her. Unable to shake her childhood vow to marry the dashing sailor, she devises a plan that she's certain will land her in his arms. But before she can act, she's captured by Reece's crew, and an ill-timed case of mistaken identity all but shatters her hopes of winning back his affections...Was Worth Everything She Gained. Born the untitled second son of a lord, Reece has resigned himself to the life of a sailor. Unable to provide the luxuries befitting a Lady, he insisted that Aimee seek the hand of a nobleman. But when he discovers her on board his ship he knows there is only one direction in which to set his sails - toward a destiny more adventurous - and more passionate - than either could have ever imagined...