Friday, May 4, 2018

Love Unexpected by G.G. Vandagriff {Blog Tour Review and Giveaway}

Love Unexpected by G. G. Vandagriff
Kindle Edition, 238 pages
Published April 3rd 2018 by Orson Whitney Press 
Source: I received a complimentary copy. All opinions are my own.
When the widowed Lady Marianne Deveridge is invited to spend the season in London with her friend Lady Penelope Wellingham, she has no idea that Penny and Beau have another guest: Captain Ernest Saunders, Beau’s brother. Matchmaking is definitely afoot. However, after having been married to wandering explorer, Marianne has no intention of becoming involved with a wandering sea captain.
Her first sight of Captain Saunders in all his robust masculinity brings every one of her senses to attention. She knows then that her resolve will be difficult to keep.
Almost immediately upon making the captain’s acquaintance, Marianne becomes the focus of a mysterious villain who is devising a horse racing fraud. What has she seen to endanger a deadly felon? She has no idea.
Captain Saunders makes it his business to keep Marianne safe, and the two of them are brought closer by their investigation into the dark side of horse racing. Still, she thinks she is managing to resist his charms.
It is not until her very survival is at stake that she realizes how interwoven their lives have become. Will her heart ever recover once she watches another ship put out to sea?  
My Review: 3.5 Stars
This is Book 1 in the series, but I felt a little lost, especially at first. I felt like I should know the characters and the backstory, but didn't and was wondering if I came into this book mid-series. Some of the backstory is filled in as the book progresses and it was okay once I kind of got the hang of it.
Marianne is a widow and has 12 year old twins. Gweet, the girl, is a handful, but is also darling at the same time and she stole the show, in my opinion. Captain Saunders is freshly back from sea after a long, long time and is also a guest at the house where Marianne and Gweet are staying. There is a simmering attraction between Marianne and Captain Saunders, but it felt like a very slow burn. 

There is an element of danger and mystery that enshrouds a horse race and Marianne's life is in danger because of it. She becomes the victim of a lot of different incidents, trying to warn her away from the races, but the big mystery is who wants to keep her away and why.

I enjoy a clean Regency romance with the mysterious suspenseful twists and this one was fun and entertaining, but didn't completely sweep me away.

Content: mild romance, mild violence

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