Release Date: September 19, 2016
Publisher: Pocket Star
Heat Rating: Sensual
Since I’m a sucker for second chance romances, the premise of Cecelia and Theo’s story intrigued me from my first reading of the blurb.
Their story is short and sweet. Ten years ago—when Cecelia was sixteen and Theo, twenty—the two were in love and ran away to Greta Green to marry. Or at least they attempted to. They didn’t quite make it. Her father and his uncle meddled and managed to keep them apart, each walking away believing the other had deceived them.
Now Cecilia is a spinster living with her sister and her family and Theo is a lawyer. When Cecilia’s cousin is feared to have run off with a gentleman in the regiment, Cecilia sets off to find her and bring her home. Who should she encounter…and join forces with in that search? Of course, Theo.
For me, this plot could only work in a novella-length book because the one biggest thing standing between was the deception that tore them apart all those years ago. The matter isn’t dealt with immediately, and one might expect that to be the case. But the longer they’re together with this…issue between them, the more restless and impatient I became in hoping they’d soon address the elephant in the room. Luckily the book isn’t terribly long and the wait wasn’t interminably long.
All in all, Cecelia and Theo made a lovely couple. And although theirs is a reunion long in coming (ten years!), a love as enduring as theirs makes their HEA particularly sweet.
Miss Goodhue Live For a Night is a great novella to read while you’re waiting for Ms. Noble’s next book The Dare and the Doctor, which comes out November 22nd.