- Release Date
- August 2015
- Book 3 of Castles Ever After
On the cusp of her first London season, Miss Madeline Gracechurch was shy, pretty, and talented with a drawing pencil, but hopelessly awkward with gentlemen. She was certain to be a dismal failure on the London marriage mart. So Maddie did what generations of shy, awkward young ladies have done: she invented a sweetheart.
A Scottish sweetheart. One who was handsome and honorable and devoted to her, but conveniently never around. Maddie poured her heart into writing the imaginary Captain MacKenzie letter after letter . . . and by pretending to be devastated when he was (not really) killed in battle, she managed to avoid the pressures of London society entirely.
Until years later, when this kilted Highland lover of her imaginings shows up in the flesh. The real Captain Logan MacKenzie arrives on her doorstep—handsome as anything, but not entirely honorable. He's wounded, jaded, in possession of her letters . . . and ready to make good on every promise Maddie never expected to keep.
Aug 06, 2015 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
104 people found the following review helpful
I adored this engaging romance from Tessa Dare, so much that I'm sure to read it again and again.
Madeline Eloise Gracechurch was a shy, socially awkward girl who told a lie that then spiraled into a spectacular deception. She wrote many letters to her imaginary suitor, never realizing that a real man would read and yearn to know her. A decade later, her not-really-a-boyfriend shows up on her doorstep with his own agenda. It was the beginning of a lovely romance ....
"This will come as a shock, I fear, but you fell deeply in love with me when we did not meet in Brighton."
Maddy was introverted, but really forward thinking. She was a book lover who drew beautiful illustrations. Logan, her handsome Scottish Captain, blackmails her for the most honorable of reasons. He is incredibly loyal and wants to provide a home for his motley family of broken soldiers. The author slowly reveals Logan's motives, his painful past and his emotional issues. Maddie's letters meant something special to him but careless words come between them.
This was the best kind of book; easy to read and meant to be enjoyed. I loved it and happily recommend to all.
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