A Perfect Plan: Wiltshire Chronicles book 1

Alyssa Drake
A Perfect Plan: Wiltshire Chronicles book 1
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Dream Big Publishing
Release Date
May 2016
Book 1 of Wiltshire Chronicles
Historical Romance, Romantic Suspense/Mystery

Samantha Hastings lived a quiet, peaceful life on her family's country estate. With no man to order her around and no stifling society rules to follow, she considered herself blessed. However, when her brother's ship sinks during a short trip to France, Samantha receives a request from her sister-in-law to return to town and manage the late Earl's finances. Suddenly thrust into society, Samantha faces an unfamiliar world and a pair of very familiar green eyes.

Lord Benjamin Westwood never intended on following through with his rash promise to his best friend. Now, with Edward's death, Benjamin becomes the unwilling guardian to Edward's bratty little sister, who has grown up considerably since the last time they met. His intention to marry her off to the first available suitor is thwarted when he finds himself falling for Samantha's unique demeanor. He lights upon the perfect plan; a marriage of convenience, giving him the opportunity to romance Samantha without distraction.

However, when they discover Edward's disappearance was due to foul play, Benjamin's perfect plan begins to quickly unravel. Now, Samantha is in more danger than either of them realized and Benjamin is running out of time.

Book Review by Angeli (reviewer)
Jul 28, 2016   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
199 people found the following review helpful
I cannot wait for book two!! This needs to be a TV series or something! Dark, sexy, mystery, romance. Oh Lordy, Ms. Drake can write some books!

A PERFECT PLAN (book 1) starts us off in the mid 1800's, and I have to tell you that in the beginning, I thought I was reading The Imp of the Perverse (Poe), which for me was awesome because I love Poe's short stories. Then I had to remind myself, wait a minute, this is a romance. So let's recap. We have a 1800's era book with dark and mysterious goings-on in the beginning, but it's a romance! Which makes you want to keep flipping the pages, to see what the heck is going on.The seductive scenes are proof that this is indeed a romance, and although they take account of the era, they are no less stimulating. To sum up, this marked as a romance, but it has so many other elements.

This book is a must read, even for someone who doesn't particularly read romance novels. If you enjoy a good read with some mystery, read this one. It is a light read, but very exciting throughout the entire book, nothing too taxing on the brain, which I appreciate as I work so much lately. I read for enjoyment, not to stress myself more! Although after reading the epilogue, now I am slightly stressed waiting on book 2! Best epilogue ever! Also, this is a 4 and half star rating, not just a 4. Excellent job.
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