Title: Lord Wraybourne's Betrothed (Renfrew/Kyle #2)
Author: Jo Beverley
Publisher: Signet Eclipse 1988
Genre: Regency Romance
Rating: 4/5 stars
Reading Challenges: Mount TBR; Seasonal Series - Second Book
Even if the handsome, debonair Lord Wraybourne is only marrying Jane Sandiford for her fortune as she suspects that does not diminish the powerful sway her betrothed seems to hold over her. The Sandiford Heiress has lived a sheltered life and is known for being stuffy, so her passionate responses to her fiancé's attentions catch her by surprise.
As confused and mortified as she is by her own emotions, Jane is even more scandalized when the dread Whisperer, the scourge of polite Society, rasps unspeakable vileness into her ear. And she is troubled by the news that someone is assaulting young women ?of the middling class? in the streets of London. Yet she remains unaware that an adversary closer to home schemes to sabotage the relationship between Lord Wraybourne and his betrothed?
At first I was very confused about how this book connected with the first book that I read in this series. But then I realized that Lord Ashby was the connector. Okay so I group loosely connected but different stories in each volume. While I enjoyed Jane and Sophie as characters, Lord Wraybourne's wasn't the most interesting male protagonist. I wish he had been a bit more fleshed out. At any rate, it was a typical fluffy Regency romance. It was a nice quick enjoyable read.
- #1 The Stanforth Secrets
- #2 Lord Wraybourne's Betrothed
- #3 The Stolen Bride
- #4 Emily and the Dark Angel
- #4.5 If Fancy Be the Food of Love
- #5 The Fortune Hunter
- #6 Deirdre and Don Juan
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