I’m super excited as this is my first blog tour and what an amazing book to start with!
She’s played Cupid for others. Now she’s met her own unlikely match!
The final book of The Sommersby Brides quartet. Widowed society matchmaker Mrs. Clara Sommersby thinks self-made businessman William Lane is just the man for her neighbor’s overlooked daughter. He’s successful and confident, if emotionally distant, until suddenly—shockingly—his attention turns to Clara herself! She thought her days of romance were over, but is this younger man intent on giving her a second chance?
Clara Sommersby doesn’t want to fall in love, she has tried that and it nearly ended up with her in a debtors prison. Now she has the financial independence she craved, running one of the best hotel’s in Bath. William Lane came from the Foundling Hospital and is conscious that he doesn’t fit in with some of the higher society families, they look down on him because of his past. Clara doesn’t care for appearances and the person is more important than anything else, this is becomes more obvious as the story continues.
I loved the character of Humphrey the dog, he brought some lighter relief and a reason for Clara and Lane to spend time together. Humphrey was full of beans and Clara trying to train him would resonate with anyone who has tried to train a puppy!
The characters are very well written and although they are an older couple they didn’t seem that way in the way that they were portrayed. The main reminder was Clara’s concern over the age difference, their behaviors and actions made it feel that they were just any couple falling in love. It was nice to have an older couple as this doesn’t normally happen in romances, although for me they always seem to end up the same age in my head no matter what I try… It was a perfect ending to a series and it allowed Clara to have the attention and perhaps have a second chance at the happily ever after she thought would never happen
I enjoyed the split of narratives giving me a chance to see what both characters were feeling and their motivation for what they were doing, something I think I would have struggled with otherwise
This book was so fabulous and Laurie’s writing pulled me in so much that I read the whole book in one sitting and am now desperate to read other books by her!!
I would recommend this book to those who don’t want a traditional historical romance but one with characters who jump off the page with life experience making them a less than conventional couple
AM 🐾 x
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Laurie Benson is an award-winning author who writes flirty and frisky Regency romances. She began her writing career as an advertising copywriter, where she learned more than you could ever want to know about hot dogs and credit score reports. Now, she is happy to put that behind her and spend her time writing stories that take her and her readers on a romantic adventure. When she isn’t at her laptop avoiding laundry, Laurie can be found browsing antique shops, going on ridiculously long hikes, or sitting in her car on the school pickup line. She lives with her husband and two sons in a house filled with testosterone—even her bunny is a boy.
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