One Whisper Away by Emma Wildes
Historical Romance - May 3rd, 2011
3 1/2 stars
Lady Cecily Francis has just been introduced to London Society when she had an incident with the mysterious and exciting Earl of Augustine - a half Indian, half American whom the ton has dubbed Lord Savage. All Augustine wanted was to go back to America, but he has to settle his business in London first, which means he has to marry off the three sisters. However, Cecily is being pressured to marry Lord Drury, a man that her sister has a tendre for! To escape from a marriage with Lord Drury, she proposed a fake engagement with Augustine. The problem is Augustine is very, very attracted to Cecily...
One Whisper Away has a really interesting premise - the exotic male character that attracts the prim and proper English Rose. However, the pacing of the book is quite slow in the beginning. Also, a lot of side characters are introduced in the beginning making it hard to keep track of who's who. To me, it feels like the author focused too much on the numerous side characters. It feels like I have to wade through the supporting characters' plotlines just to get to a single scene that focuses on Cecily and Augustine. I think the book would be much more interesting if the author had given us more scenes between the two main characters.
Overall, One Whisper Away is a decent Regency romance with a few flaws.
Reviewed by Pauline from the Bookaholics Romance Club