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Brette: Intentions Gone Astray
He thought his adventures were over...
A rogue reluctantly turned rector, Alexander Hawksworth, prefers soirées to sermons and parties to prayers. Though impoverished, he seizes every opportunity to escape parish duties, preferring to hob nob with London’s finest–especially after the precocious and petite Brette Culpepper arrives in Town. Alex secretly fantasizing about claiming the breathtaking beauty as his very own, and when he unexpectedly inherits an earldom, he’s determined to make her his countess... Until he’s accused of murdering the previous earl.
Then she burst headlong into his life...
New to Society, Brette adores the whirlwind social scene, the stream of invitations... the slightly-sensual verbal sparring with the devilishly attractive, much too witty, and oh so unsuitable Mr. Hawksworth. But her fairytale existence crashes to a halt when rumors circulate she’s a peer’s illegitimate granddaughter. Even though he’s left her a tidy inheritance, formerly hospitable doors slam in her face as a newly appointed guardian emerges, intent on stealing her wealth and forcing her to wed an elderly despot.
Time is against them as Alex struggles to clear his name and deliver the woman he loves from an unthinkable fate.
So loving Brette right now! The latest installment of the Culpepper sisters provides some added drama and revealed secrets. Of course I wasn’t expecting the scandal that poor Brette faced in this story. Collette Cameron sure likes to tease her heroines.
Intentions Gone Astray…
Brette and her matchmaking abilities (or actually lack thereof) wind up causing her some problems early in the story. Hence, where her intentions go astray.
However, it wouldn’t be a Regency setting without rumors and the haughty “le bon ton” causing all sorts of heartache for our lead character. A surprising secret is revealed and it causes Brette to re-evaluate her lot in life.
Finally the hot sexy rector gets his story!
Didn’t think I would ever write those lines, but well, if you read the earlier stories you would totally understand!
Alex also receives his surprising turn of events, somewhat sad, but I guess it had to be done for Alex’s story to progress. However, his issues took a back seat to Brette’s. Her issues were focused on the most, which I found totally alright because I felt that his backstory kind of tied up neatly anyway.
His attraction to Brette goes from sweet to sexy. I loved that he shed his robes (literally and figuratively) and let his true emotions reign.
The humorous interactions and dialog between the characters are always what makes me excited to read a book in this series.
A little note….
Can be read as a standalone, but because of certain events and revelations in this book, you might want to read from the beginning.