“If this was love, then no wonder poets were always so bloody miserable.”
Poppy is a young woman living on her own in London, she’s taken an assumed name to distance herself from her family. When her sister is accused of murder, she rushes to be with her. On the train she crosses paths with the Duke, who she’s had a contentious relationship with. The two cook up a scheme to help her sister and keep him from being set up by his grandmother. They have to work quickly to help solve the murder and convince everyone they’re truly betrothed.
Ok, the cover of this one would lead you to believe that it is a cutesy historical romance but it’s actually quite the murder mystery. Sure, there is your run of the mill “let’s fake an engagement” trope to start but the murder mystery involving Poppy’s sister takes some sinister turns that I was definitely not expecting. The banter between Joshua and Poppy was fun and their relationship with one another was exactly what you’d want it to be.
Read this one if you like Martha Waters, Sophie Irwin or Julie Quinn.
Thanks to Read Forever Pub for the gifted copy. All opinions above are my own. This one publishes on Tuesday so get your pre-orders in!
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