Monday, 21 August 2017
Review: The Offer (Brides of Beadwell) - ARC
Author: Sara Portman
Original Title: The Offer
Release Year: October 2017
Literary Genre: Historical Romance
Setting: England, Regency Era
Series: 2nd of Brides of Beadwell
Finally a story where both protagonists, Bex, a distan indebited duke's cousin and Lucy a vicar's daughter, are penniless and not titled - I like also when they are rich and titled but for sure what is portrayed here is rarity in the genre, and therefore I'm happily surprised.
That said, I found the love story so very sweet, simple and realistic.
The affection between them grows so naturally that you cannot not love it.
They are friends first - although attraction is present from the beginning - they banter a lot, which I found very amusing; they are very comfortable with one another (despite the "weird" beginning), showing a very deep connection that goes beyond the physical attraction and they both have to struggle with a reality that was widely common, that is that of earning a living.
I also liked the periferical characters, and there was NEVER a boring moment (and this is said from someone that often ends up skipping some lines, if not pages).
** I received an Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of this book on courtesy of NetGalley and Kensington Books - Lyrical Press in exchange for an honest review, thank you for the opportunity.