An Inconvenient Romance by Chalon Linton (Blog Tour Review & Giveaway)

I'm always up for some sweet historical romance. Read my review and enter the giveaway below...

An Inconvenient Romance
An Inconvenient Romance
by Chalon Linton
Adult Historical Romance
Paperback & ebook, 224 Pages
February 2017 by Covenant Communications


The countryside of England provided an idyllic backdrop for Charles Brumley's and Leah Hasting's childhood. Neighbors and best friends, the pair passed many happy days racing through the rolling hills of Derbyshire. Everything was perfect—until Charles ruined it all and abandoned Leah for university.

Six years later, the former friends are thrust into each other's paths once more. Leah had been looking forward to the ball, an opportunity to further her acquaintance with the handsome Mr. Wilkins—but when she sees Charles's familiar face through the crowd, her traitorous heart leaps. 

Charles faces his own struggle: he has loved Leah since he was fifteen years old, yet it seems he is too late—it appears that her affections are otherwise engaged. As the pair tentatively renews their friendship, the spark between them in undeniable. 

After so many years apart, leah endeavors to reconcile her feelings toward her once cherished companion. But when a conniving revival for Charles's attention approaches Leah, the threat is clear: give up her association with Charles or a devastating secret about her family will be revealed. Faced with an impossible decision, Leah must make a choice—the ruin of her family or the ruin of her heart?

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My Review

AN INCONVENIENT ROMANCE was definitely just that. Nothing went right for these two characters, which definitely made for an interesting romance. A story that was overall sweet from beginning to end.

I really liked the characters in this story. I especially enjoyed Leah's family and how close they were. They teased and laughed and were also very loyal. I also really liked Charles' friend. The author did a good job of creating moments where a look or touch conveyed so much, making it feel like I was experiencing the story instead of being told it.

The plot was fairly steady, although also slow in parts where I lost some interest. It felt like Leah was too dramatic in parts and couldn't make up her mind in others. The first couple of times were okay, but once it happened continually it became more annoying than anything. I also had some issue with Leah's reason for not letting Charles court her. It just didn't seem strong enough or something she wouldn't have gone to her father about right away. I needed a better reason or something more sinister at play. Due to these, I enjoyed the beginning and the last third of the story the most.

In the end, was it what I wished for? This was a sweet, light romance with some memorable characters that ended quite happily. From what I can tell, this is a debut from this author and there is quite a bit of potential here. I'm looking forward to her next release!

Content: Clean

Source: Received a complimentary copy from the publisher, which did not require a review nor affect it in any way.

About the Author

Chalon Linton was first introduced to Jane Austen by a dear friend and now she can’t get enough of handsome men in tailcoats. Her intrigue in the genre stems from a nostalgic longing for manners, wit, and true love. Fortunately, Chalon found her dashing gentleman, married him, and now lives happily ever after in Southern California.

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