THE ACCIDENTAL COURTESAN
CHERYL ANN SMITH
Mass Market Paperback
Rating: 4 Cups
Lady Noelle is a beautiful young member of the Ton. She is twenty-five and considers herself a spinster. She is not usually reckless but is getting restless, ready for a change since the marriage of her two sisters.
Gavin Blackwell is the grandson and cousin of earls but has made his own way in life as a successful shipbuilder. His American mother and his independent spirit make him a bit exotic to the Ton, while his great wealth makes him a catch. Too bad he does not want a wife.
Lady Noelle is just trying to help a friend when she climbs into Gavin’s bedroom window to return a stolen necklace. She does not intend to get caught, especially by the homeowner’s handsome houseguest who mistakes her for a courtesan. Gavin is captivated by the mysterious beauty and is as determined to find her as Noelle is not to be found.
The author has written an excellent historical romance. The characters are realistic and attractive. Ms. Smith has incorporated an element of suspense and danger that enhances Noelle and Gavin’s intriguing relationship. Charismatic characters, scorching love scenes and a plot full of unexpected twists and turns make this book impossible to put down.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More