Stephanie Laurens demonstrates why she is a superstar of historical romance with this delightful tale. Whenever I open a romance by this author I know I’m going to get a story well worth my time and "The Designs of Lord Randolph Cavanaugh" was proof positive of that fact.
Felicia Throgmorton and Lord Randolph Cavanaugh are perfect for one another. I loved getting to witness the process of invention and seeing the deep impact of the details in both a professional and personal capacity. It was absolutely heartwarming when Rand and Felicia share the influence their parents had on them both. When they disclosed such secret pieces of themselves it was a strong display of their budding relationship. I enjoyed seeing how distracted by problems and solutions concerning their invention. It was fascinating to watch them get lost in the world and see things that most others never could. The adventure and danger was just enough to heighten the enjoyment of the story without overpowering it. I loved all the characters in this story and the camaraderie felt so genuine between Rand and his family. I couldn’t help but feel embraced by it as well. If you are looking for a solid read pick this one up.
The Story: Lord Randolph Cavanaugh supports inventors by arranging investors to support their ideas. When his latest entrepreneurial endeavour seems to be in trouble he heads out to see what he can do to save it. He meets Felicia Throgmorton and suddenly his mind is on more than business. But with the invention having natural and unnatural issues he and the beautiful young lady must meet a tight deadline. He’s hopeful they will straighten out the issues and make a plan for a future together.
#1 New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Laurens returns with a new series that captures the simmering desires and intrigues of early Victorians as only she can. Ryder Cavanaugh’s stepsiblings are determined to make their own marks in London society. Seeking fortune and passion, THE CAVANAUGHS will delight readers with their bold exploits.
An independent nobleman
Lord Randolph Cavanaugh is loyal and devoted—but only to family. To the rest of the world, he’s aloof and untouchable, a respected and driven entrepreneur. But Rand yearns for more in life, and when he travels to Buckinghamshire to review a recent investment, he discovers a passionate woman who will challenge his rigid self-control…
A determined lady
Felicia Throgmorton intends to keep her family afloat. For decades, her father was consumed by his inventions and now, months after his death, with their finances in ruins, her brother insists on continuing their father’s tinkering. Felicia is desperate to hold together what’s left of the estate. Then she discovers she must help persuade their latest investor that her father’s follies are a risk worth taking…
Together—the perfect team
Rand arrives at Throgmorton Hall to discover the invention on which he’s staked his reputation has exploded, the inventor is not who he expected and a fiercely intelligent woman now holds the key to his future success. But unflinching courage in the face of dismaying hurdles is a trait they share, and Rand and Felicia are forced to act together against ruthless foes to protect everything they hold dear.