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What is this book about?
After a childhood as a street thief, Gabriella Goodhue thought she’d put her past behind her until a fellow resident at her boardinghouse is unjustly accused of theft. In the middle of breaking into a safe that holds the proof to prove her friend’s innocence, Gabriella is interrupted by Nicholas Quinn, the man she once considered her best friend–until he abandoned her.
After being taken under the wing of a professor who introduced him into society and named him as heir, Nicholas is living far removed from his childhood life of crime. As a favor to a friend, Nicholas agreed to help clear the name of an innocent woman, never imagining he’d be reunited with the girl he thought lost to him forever.
As Gabriella and Nicholas are thrown together into one intrigue after another, their childhood affection grows into more, but their newfound feelings are tested when truths about their past are revealed and danger follows their every step.
This was a sweet romance with a whole bunch of funny characters. Gabriella and Nicholas had a history and the seed of their romance grew from there. A little mystery and danger sprinkled throughout made for a good story.
This story had everything that I love from this author, including fun characters, sweet romance, and crazy antics. New York City in the Gilded Age was far more interesting with people like Gabriella and Nicholas pushing societal boundaries. Also, let’s not forget about the animals that show up with their own unique personalities. Some of the funniest moments of this story rested in the hands of children and animals.
The romance was very satisfying and I must say that I’m looking forward to Daphne getting her own story.
What I enjoyed most about this book:
The deep friendship growing into romance between Nicholas and Gabriella.
What I didn’t like about this book:
Some of the explanations for past events were a little lengthy but the backstories were interesting.
Would I recommend this book to others? Yes. There are fun situations and unique characters, as well as a lovely historical romance. This is the first book in this series.
Note: I received this book complimentary as a member of the author’s launch team. I was not required to give a positive review. All of the opinions I have expressed here are honest and my own.
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