- File Size: 872 KB
- Print Length: 225 pages
- Publication Date: August 7, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B073WJWXP6
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #101,587 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
A Hoyden and an Heiress (Greenford Waters Book 4) Kindle Edition
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Berty’s story has been long awaited. Berty is a strong, outgoing, spunky, and outspoken young lady. Henry is a reserved, dull, and rigidly controlled spy. Throughout the series pervious installments I never expected Berty’s story to be anything less than it was. As a reader I could always tell that Berty would never fall in love with a conventional gentleman. I could always picture her with someone completely her opposite and possibly not of the same rank or station as she. This book does not disappoint. The characters come alive on the page, the reader is almost transported to Greenford Waters as an onlooker to the story. Their chemistry and interactions do not disappoint, running true to Berty’s nature. An epilogue later in life with all the characters would be a welcome addition to the series.
Finally, Berty’s story has come to light. For those who have followed the Greenford Water Series, you have probably been just as anxious as I to see how Berty’s story would unfold. For she is a bit of a rebellious soul, a bit precocious, a young woman with a keen intelligence and an overwhelming need for adventure. Really, she is extremely headstrong. Concerned for her own match, Berty is worried that her sisters’ matches and their adventure at finding love will overshadow her own, leaving her with the “dullest of the lot.” But when she is tasked with accompanying a spy—a rather dull and overly controlled one—she can’t help but find herself frustrated and a bit intrigued by the aggravation he causes her.
“She wondered if maybe she’s just played not with fire…But with harsh unforgiving ice.”
When Henry Wilcox was asked by the Duke of Clairmont to take his charge with him while working undercover to discover from whence a leak in the country regiment is coming, he is expecting a spoiled society chit. In fact, the duke made it quite clear that Miss Roberta Lamont was a “bloody handful.” To be saddled with her for the length of a month was more than he was wanting. He didn’t need a cover story, but the duke insisted. However, once they embark on the journey, Henry quickly finds himself second guessing his original assumption about the young woman, and is introduced to her intelligence and persistence, learning just how cunning and aware she truly is. He cannot underestimate Berty, and finds he may have just met his match.
“Bloody hell, that woman had him constantly guessing. And it was both brilliant and alarming. Erotic and disconcerting.”
As I have come to expect from Kristin Vayden, she weaves together a passionate and intriguing story filled with characters whose chemistry and interactions have readers laughing and cheering as the antics fill the page. My only criticism of this story was the simplicity and the ease is which readers will predict the unfolding of this tale. However, it was once again wonderful to visit Greenford Waters and the unexpected women who rebel against the conventions of the ton.
While I truly enjoyed the book, I did find myself left wanting more - I would have loved for the story to have been developed further. Both the budding relationship and the mystery could have been further developed. Especially when compared to the previous books, I can't help but feel Berty got short changed. Hers was a bit of a whirlwind - which was probably to be expected given her character. If I know Berty, she just wouldn't stand for a long, drawn out, proper courtship. I suppose I just love Ms Vayden's writing and the Lamont sisters so much I wasn't ready to say goodbye so soon.
FYI ~ some mild language, one open-door intimate scene
honest disclosure ~ I received a review copy from the author
We know from the past books in the series that Roberta or Berty as she is know to everyone thrives on adventure and wants to find her happily ever after just like her sisters but she can't just settle for any dull sort of man, enter Henry Willox Henry, is a man of very few words who seems very skittish of women, he's just the sort of boring that Berty is trying to avoid...or is he? Being a spy Henry is about to embark on a mission with the adventurous Berty, will these two be able to work together or will their feelings get in the way?
I LOVED this book and the characters, a beautiful and heartwarming story that you will not be able to put down!
With Adventure and romance this book was a quick and lovable read. I love Berty's sass and her interactions with Mr. Willox and how he seems to underestimate Berty and misjudge her. Kristin Vayden has quite the way with words, the way she describes even a look reveals so much intrigue, fascination, and love. My only regret with this book was that it wasn't longer. But either way it was still a great read!