A Pretense of Love

Aileen Fish pens a swift and sweet Regency romance that will truly delight fans of the traditional genre. When we jump right in to the action of this story it helps quickly reveal the personalities of the hero and his leading lady. I will say that our dashing leading man, Ben does not make a very good first impression but thankfully he swiftly matures and works hard to win the heart of his fair maiden. Jean Seton is a charming lady wanting to marry well for the sake of her family and for her own happiness and I thoroughly enjoyed seeing her struggle with her feelings and frustrations for her persistent admirer. The descriptions transported me to a magical place of ballrooms and salons and the leisurely lifestyles of the well-off. I would love to see Jean’s friend and her sister both find splendid matches and look forward to reading about them both in the future. I’d also love to see Viscount Ringley meet his match. I highly recommend this story for anyone looking to enjoy a brief interlude away from the everyday mundane.

Rewarded for pretending to be the betrothed of her brother’s friend, Miss Jean Seton has finally arrived in London for her first season at the advanced age of twenty-two. Having been given the opportunity to make a better life for herself and her mother she is determined to find a man who will make her happy. But when Ben show’s up wanting to make their betrothal a reality Jean is beside herself. Can Ben convince her they hold the key to each others’ happiness?


Book Blurb for A Pretense of Love

Twenty-two-year-old Jean’s best chance of finding a husband is behind her. When her brother’s friend offers to pay for a Season in London in exchange for pretending to be his betrothed, she sees it as a miracle.

Ben needed a fiancée to convince his dying grandfather that he has settled down and is capable of inheriting and running his business and estate. But he didn’t consider how spending six weeks with Jane would make her necessary to his happiness. Now she’s in London and he’s in agony. A gentleman never reneges on an agreement…unless his heart is broken.

A Blush® Regency romance from Ellora’s Cave


Night Owl Reviews Sep, 2013 4.00