Title: Romancing His English RoseSeries: Lady Lancaster Garden Society, #2Author: Catherine HemmerlingPublisher: Entangled: ScandalousRelease Date: September 9, 2013Pages: 174Buy Link: Amazon
Rose Warren and Simon Trumbull may have been betrothed since birth, but that doesn't mean they have to like each other. Rose is sure the notorious playboy Simon will never willingly settle down, and Simon, well... he agrees. Never one to be forced into anything, he'd rather drink and gamble with his mates than spend time with the bookish, bespectacled Rose.
When the two are thrown together to investigate a potential poisoning mystery, neither expects the sparks that fly. Simon discovers that Rose is, in face, a brilliant sleuth and - even better - hides a delectable body beneath her flowing skirts. Suddenly, falling into bed may be the best idea either has heard, but can Simon convince Rose his romancing is forever?
I enjoyed this book, but I must admit, it took a while before I did.
It was when Rose summoned Simon to meet Dr. Orfila was when I started to get into the story. I still enjoy the ridiculous rules of society back in the day. Wearing breeches and tight clothing was out of the ordinary, and a very inappropriate scene to see in public.
My favorite part was when Rose started crying in the middle of the dance floor, and Simon had to carry her away. When they were finally in private, Lady Lancaster just had to come and interrupt. I just had to giggle throughout that entire scene. I LOVED IT!
Overall, this series so far had fulfilled my interest in historical romances. It's worth the read and Catherine Hemmerling is great!