"Someone to Trust" is an exciting and unique historical romance that breaks all the rules you thought applied this era of romance. Society dictates eligible brides. Widows and older women are not eligible for young noblemen. However, in this rule breaking romance, the woman of interest is much older than the gentleman. I found it interesting to see each struggle to stay within society’s parameters and their feelings. Even family did not consider them a match! The characters were endearing. Elizabeth has baggage as her first husband drank himself to death. She is also a rule follower and has no desire to step outside what society dictates as acceptable. Colin longs for a close family as his is anything but close. He feels a connection with Elizabeth and knows that she’s the one for him regardless of what others might think. He has an upward battle and a mother who is going to sabotage him any way she can. This is a fun story that I thoroughly enjoyed. I truly did not want to put the book down. This book is part of a series but can stand alone. Any historical romance lover will adore this story and the characters.
Colin has been invited to a Christmas house party. The lively party is perfect for the close family holding it. Colin is the brother of one of the wives which is how he was invited. Though there are a couple of young women included at the party, Colin is drawn to an older widow, Elizabeth. There is no way that a relationship can happen between the two of them but they do enjoy each others company. When they both return to London for the season and to find spouses, they still find that connection. Colin is willing to take that chance with Elizabeth but she is not. Where will this unusual attraction go?
During a rare white Christmas at Brambledean Court, the widow Elizabeth, Lady Overfield, defies convention by falling in love with a younger man in the latest novel in the Westcott series.
After her husband's passing, Elizabeth Overfield decides that she must enter into another suitable marriage. That, however, is the last thing on her mind when she meets Colin Handrich, Lord Hodges, at the Westcott Christmas house party. She simply enjoys his company as they listen to carolers on Christmas Eve, walk home from church together on Christmas morning, and engage in a spirited snowball fight in the afternoon. Both are surprised when their sled topples them into a snowbank and they end up sharing an unexpected kiss. They know there is no question of any relationship between them, for she is nine years older than he.
They return to London the following Season, both committed to finding other, more suitable matches. Still they agree to share one waltz at each ball they attend. This innocuous agreement proves to be one that will topple their worlds, as each dance steadily ensnares them in a romance that forces the two to question what they are willing to sacrifice for love. . . .