A Peculiar Courtship by Laura Beers (Review)

A Peculiar Courtship
(The Beckett Files #2)
by Laura Beers
Historical Romance, Suspense
Paperback & ebook, 286 Pages
December 1st 2017 by Phase Publishing


Lord Jonathon Beckett's mission is simple: retrieve Lady Hannah and place her under the protection of the Crown. But he isn't prepared for the havoc she inflicts on his world, making him question whether his duty as an agent of the Crown should always come before his heart.

Lady Hannah's father has uncovered evidence exposing a French traitor to the Crown. Willing to do anything to silence him, the traitor's primary target has become Lady Hannah. Keeping her safe means locking her away from Society, but she refuses to stand idly by, letting others put their lives on the line to protect her. Instead, she will stop at nothing to learn to defend herself, even at the risk of losing Lord Jonathon's protection, or his affections.

With a sinister scheme in play to collapse the English government from within, Lord Jonathon must protect Lady Hannah from the French spies intending to use her as a pawn in their game of treachery. But can he protect her from herself?

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My Review

A PECULIAR COURTSHIP starts off promising with a lady on the run from her would-be kidnappers and a dashing gentleman coming to the rescue. There is a mix of romance, friendship, danger, suspense, and intrigue. Recommended to those who enjoy sweet historical romance that is heavy on the romance and where the main characters fall in love almost immediately.

I enjoyed the overall plot of the story and the characters. The beginning I especially loved with the heroine acting as a country farm girl as she hides out from those who are after her. I also thought some of the interactions between Jonathon and Hannah were rather humorous. It was fun to see the characters from the first book in the series as well.

I did have issues really sinking into the story. The romance was pretty much insta-love (or lust, really) and was a major part of the story. I really wanted more from these agents of the crown and more of a natural romantic development. It just felt overdone, becoming tedious after a while where I just felt like rolling my eyes. However, having said that, I've figured that these types of stories just really aren't right for me, but for those of you who don't mind the quick meeting for the first time to love and the overly romantic story. If you like Marcia Lynn McClure and even Donna Hatch, this series may be perfect for you.

In the end, was it what I wished for? I enjoyed aspects of the story. I would like a lot more development, but Marcia Lynn McClure and Donna Hatch fans may love this.

Content: Some innuendo and violence, but clean.
Source: I received a complimentary copy from the author, which did not require a review nor affect it in any way.

Other Books in the Series

Saving Shadow
(The Beckett Files #1)
by Laura Beers
Historical Romance, Suspense
Paperback & ebook, 252 Pages
September 1st 2017 by Phase Publishing


Born with a perfect memory, Lady Elizabeth Beckett has become one of the world's most notorious spies, despite being the daughter of a duke. She is shielded only by her code name: Shadow. When young ladies of High Society begin disappearing from London, Eliza has no doubt who is orchestrating these crimes; a heinous man she has been investigating for years. Vowing to save them before they are sold to the highest bidder, she must risk everything to stop him.

Lord Sinclair was perfectly content being the second son of a marquess, but when his brother is murdered, he is thrust into a position he has not been prepared for and does not desire. As an agent for the Crown, he is expected to retire now that he is the heir, but he's been granted special permission for one more mission... to obtain justice for his murdered brother.

Used to keeping secrets, Lady Eliza and Lord Sinclair must learn to open up to each other when they are assigned as partners to bring down the same ruthless man and his brutal empire of abduction and slavery. As Eliza's tainted past becomes too much for her to bear alone, can she learn to trust her new partner with her secrets, her life, and possibly her heart?

You can read my review here.

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About the Author

Laura Beers spent most of her childhood with a nose stuck in a book, dreaming of becoming an author. She attended Brigham Young University, eventually earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management.

Many years later, and with loving encouragement from her family, Laura decided to start writing again. Besides being a full-time homemaker to her three kids, she loves waterskiing, hiking, and drinking Dr. Pepper. Currently, Laura Beers resides in South Carolina.

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