A disguise to find a worthy wife... Love in Disguise by Anneka R. Walker (Review & #Giveawa)

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Love in Disguise
By Anneka R. Walker
Adult Historical Romance
Paperback & ebook, 224 Pages
June 1st 2019 by Covenant Communications


Marion Watt is set to embark on her first London Season, and her parents have spared no expense to help her secure a suitable husband. Unlike most of the social-climbing young women in her position, Marion has no desire to marry hastily or for anything less than love. But when she learns of her mother's declining health, she knows she must keep an open mind and allow herself to be courted. What she does not anticipate, however, is that the attentions of the insufferable Lord William Everton will be placed squarely on her. He might be the most sought-after bachelor of the Season, but she sees in him nothing but a frivolous cad.

Until William inherits his father's title and seat in parliament, he must rely on his own devices to change the world. Dressing like a ridiculous dandy serves its purposes, but he is certain his newest disguise will help him find a wife to please his parents and further his own agenda. From among the glittering group of debutantes, William finds only one woman who passes his test. Unfortunately, the perfect choice is the only woman in all of London who despises him.

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My Review

LOVE IN DISGUISE is a story of perceptions, miscommunication, family, friendship, and love. Readers will fall in love with these characters and cheer them on against criticizing and conniving women, deceitful thieves, and their own fears to a sweetly satisfying ending.

I pretty much enjoyed this story from beginning to end, with one rough spot towards the end. The characters were easy to relate to and I really liked their friendships and families. I also liked the constant tension between Marion and William. Their dialogue was great, as were some of their antics. There were plenty of laughable moments. There were also plenty of sweet, almost-kisses, moments. I also felt the continue strain for these two to get to know each other and figure out how their relationship would work to be genuine. I would think many of the marriages at that time would have felt just as awkward, but probably without the added care for each other. The ending was dramatic, but also sweet.

My only real issues with the story were just a couple of things. One, I wasn't sure that I liked how drastic the scandal was involving William and the situation he faced (without giving too much away). It seemed a little too easy for the villains to do what they did and for things to become so dire so quickly. The other issue I had was that I thought Marion was overly dramatic in her fears with William to the extent that they were. It seems to me that if someone loves someone that they would take what they could get instead of always running away - at least in this situation. I think for me it was overdone and dragged out too long.

In the end, was it what I wished for? An overall entertaining read. The characters were lovely and the plot intriguing with moments of great dialogue, humor, and heart. Recommended to Regency romance fans.

Content: Some innuendo, but clean.
Source: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher, which did not require a positive review nor affect my review in any way.

About the Author

I grew up in Eastern Idaho as the ninth of twelve children. I learned to love both chaos and order. It's a thing. The three skills I acquired in my youth were babysitting, reading, and socializing. It's no wonder that now I'm a mom who writes and likes to talk about it.

I met my husband at college and it was love at first sight...I'm not sure why it took so long for us to figure that out. Once we married, I had no idea how much he enjoyed hunting. And he had no clue that I was going to end up spending the rest of my life trying to get him to listen to the silly stories I make up. Good thing he loves me so completely. He is the inspiration I need to write about happy endings.

I have five beautiful babies! They are the characters in my little world that make up my home. And my faith in God is what keeps us all together.

I write clean and wholesome fiction--inspirational and imaginative--for every age and across genres. Some of these stories will have to wait their turn to see the light of publication, but someday!

Besides writing, I enjoy crafting, decorating, hiking, biking, homeschooling, baking, watching chick flicks and eating dark chocolate. Or brownies. Or Cinnamon rolls. Or homemade bread. Just saying.

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