Title: Misleading A Duke (The Wallflowers of West Lane #2).
Author: AS Fenichel.
Format: E-ARC (Thanks to NetGalley, all opinions are my own!)
Publisher: Lyrical Press.
Page count: 240.
Release day: September 29th 2020.
Genre: Adult, historical romance.
Rating: 3 stars.
What is it about? (Summary from GoodReads)
Finishing school failed to turn them into proper society ladies. Now these four friends vow to remain single until they find suitors worthy of their love and devotion…
Betrothed to a man she has barely met, Lady Faith Landon calls upon her three best friends—the self-proclaimed Wallflowers of West Lane—to help uncover the secrets of her mysterious fiancé. Her suspicions are aroused when she learns that he has recently returned from France. Is he a traitor to his country? The truth is quite the opposite. Nicholas Ellsworth, Duke of Breckenridge, is a secret agent for the English Crown who has just completed a risky mission to infiltrate Napoleon’s spy network.
After his adventures, Nicholas craves the peace and quiet of the country and settling into domestic bliss with his bride. Until he discovers Faith’s deceptive investigation. How can he wed a woman who doesn’t trust him? But a powerful spark has ignited between Nicholas and Faith that could bring about a change of heart. Faith seizes her second chance to prove to Nicholas that they are a true love match but his past catches up with them when three French spies come to exact revenge. Surviving rather than wooing has become the order of the day.
Average: 6.14 (which means 3 stars!)
So this is actually book two in a series.. Which I did not know when starting it haha..! This book is definitely understandable and enjoyable without having read the first book, but I do think it would add to the experience, having read the first book. At some parts in the book it felt like the author assumed you knew certain characters or character relationships, so those were probably already present in the first book!
I really liked our main characters, Nick and Faith, they both had some interesting stories. Nick used to be a spy, so there were some interesting stories there, although I would have liked to learn a bit more! I also really enjoyed Lady Faith, since she really went out of her way to make her own decisions, and not let her parents make those decisions for her.
As the summary says, there is some revenge scene since people from Nick’s past are not too happy with him. In this part the atmosphere of the book is set very well, and you could actually feel the fear and braveness of Lady Faith!
This was definitely an enjoyable read and was nice to read in between big fantasies! I’m pretty sure I will try out her other works! For example book one of this series :p