AT LAST COMES LOVE
April 28, 2009
Bantam Dell, a division of Random House, Inc.
Fiction, Romance, Historical, Regency
Rating: 5 Cups
Duncan Pennethorne, the Earl of Sheringford, scandalized the ton five years ago when he absconded with another man’s wife. Now he is back with threats of disownment hanging over his head from his grandfather. His grandfather has given him an ultimatum; he must wed within the next fifteen days or be cut off for the rest of his life.
Margaret Huxtable is a respectable woman of the ton from the top of her head to the tips of her toes. At the tender age of seventeen, her father gave her the responsibility of raising her three younger siblings. Now that her brother, the youngest at twenty-two, has found his place in society, Margaret feels it is time for her to spread her wings and find herself a husband.
When an old beau of Margaret’s comes back into her life, she mistakenly implies that she is engaged to be married but what a faux pas that turns out to be when her supposed intended shows up with his real fiancée in tow. After she rushes headlong into Duncan Pennethorne while running from her blunder, he asks her to take a turn on the dance floor and marry him all in one sentence. Seeing how Margaret wants to show her ex that she has not been waiting around for him, and considering Duncan’s own circumstances, the two come to an agreement. Duncan spends the next two weeks trying to woo her, knowing there is a secret that he has kept from Margaret so profound it just might annihilate their newfound affection for one another.
At Last Comes Love is the epitome of what any great romance should be; Ms. Balogh has outdone herself with this unbelievably perfect phenomenon. Margaret is what every woman should strive to be: the sister with the heart of gold and the will of iron, and Duncan is a true gentleman, no matter how black everyone thinks his soul is. This is a stunning fairy-tale that will have every romantic crying out for more from this amazing series. This book can be read as a standalone; however, it is my feeling that with each book she has written, the author amazes me time and again with her beautifully written words that must come straight from her heart. This novel will leave you crying, laughing, cheering, and ready to fight for two characters that any reader will most definitely fall in love with!
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More