Date of publication; July 26, 2016
It’s the kind of vow often made on the battlefield. Darby Travers, Viscount Nailbourne, never imagines he’ll have to honor it. Yet here she is on his doorstep—his late comrade’s young daughter, and Darby’s new ward. Worse, she comes with the most overprotective, mistrustful, bothersome chaperone—the child’s aunt, Sadie Grace Boxer. Darby is quite sure that behind her lovely facade, the woman is guarding a secret.
Sadie Grace faced many trials working in her brother’s surgery, but none prepared her for the world she’s thrust into with his passing. Navigating the ton, with its endless ball gowns and parade of parties, is difficult enough, but hiding the truth about her niece while the sophisticated Viscount watches her every move proves nearly impossible—particularly when his searing gaze tempts her to bare all. But when her family’s past catches up with her, she’ll have to trust in Darby…no matter the cost to her heart.
A Reckless Promise is the third book in the Little Season series. Darby's Friend and fellow soldier made him vow to take care of his young daughter should anything ever happen to him. Now he is making good on that promise. The problem is that young Marley comes with her aunt Sadie who seems to be harboring some deep secrets.
I had really enjoyed the previous book, A Scandalous Proposal. But I didn't like this one as much. I just ended up being an OK read for me. One of my issues was that I didn't feel like it did well as a stand alone at times. I felt like I was missing some "in jokes" because I haven't read the first book. I also didn't really feel the connection between Sadie and Darby. To me, it felt kind of forced. I also felt like it too forever for Sadie to reveal all of her secrets. I did like the peripheral characters as they added a lot of flavor to the story. Marley was my favorite. Any scene she was in made it that much more enjoyable to read. I really liked her interactions with Darby.
I think fans will enjoy this installment. Make sure to check out the giveaway below. You could win an Amazon GC and use it to pick up a copy!
“The story is filled with delightful characters and witty repartee”–Publishers Weeklyon A Scandalous Proposal
RT Book Reviews (Jan print edition): “Michaels, known for her comedic Regency-set romances, outdoes herself… For lighthearted fun, you can’t do better than this.”–RT Book Reviews on An Improper Arrangement
USA TODAY bestselling author Kasey Michaels is the author of more than one hundred books. She has earned four starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, and has won an RT Book Reviews Career Achievement Award and several other commendations for her contemporary and historical novels. Kasey resides with her family in Pennsylvania.
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