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Good Story, but it dragged on,
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This review is from: Ravishing in Red (Mass Market Paperback)
This is the first in the Rarest Blooms series with Summerhays and Audrianna.
Audrianna lives in Cumberworth in a modest house with three other young women. Neither know each others secrets and are happy to keep things that way. Audrianna 'borrows' her friend, Daphne Joyes' pistol, and goes to meet the 'Domino' who may have answers surrounding her father's death. Not believing any of the rumours surrounding her father's involvement in corrupted gunpowder, she vows to clear his name. But the person she meets is none other than Lord Sebastian Summerhays, the MP who's been accusing her father of the crime. In a panic, she accidentally shoots Summerhays. The innkeeper finds them, and wants to have Audrianna arrested, but Summerhays comes to her defence and says the real culprit got away. Forced to marry after being caught alone together, Audrianna is still adamant her father is innocent. Summerhays agrees to help her find the truth, but he's still certain her father was involved. Over time, they develop feelings for each other, and Summerhays shows jealousy when Audrianna spends time with his disabled brother. But when they find out the truth about her father's involvement, both must put aside their differences if they want to be together.
Overall, the book was good. It did drag on a little, but it didn't put me off reading the next in the series with Hawkeswell and Verity/Lizzie.