The Belle of Belgrave Square by Mimi Matthews

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The Belle of Belgrave Square (Belles of London #2)

The Belle of Belgrave Square
by Mimi Matthews
Pub Date – 10/11/22
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The second in Belles of London, I really enjoyed reading about Julia. She’s very relatable with wanting to hide at parties with her book and telling her parents she isn’t feeling well so she can read and not have to socialize. When Captain Blunt shows an interest in her, the timing is just perfect for her to make her own decision to marry him, um without her parents knowledge.

Though he has secrets he won’t share and areas she isn’t allowed to go in his estate. His secluded estate with his 3 children that live there. Hmm a secluded country estate seems like a dream to a bluestocking that just wants to read.

Loved their romance and how they slowly revealed truths even though most of the time it wasn’t what the other intended.

There was a point where she stood up for the boys and it reminded me of Goldie in Overboard. Just love a good mama bear moment.

❓ Are you dressing up this weekend? Or what are you reading?

✨ This was my costume to Family Fun Night last night. But I had to wear a zip up hoodie over it it was so cold. Do I have an angry spectre behind me? Was she angry because she wanted me to add pink lipstick lines to the red lines, yes? Was she Elsa today? Yes.

Thank you berkleyromance and netgalley for the e-ARC for my honest and voluntary review.

Synopsis:

A London heiress rides out to the wilds of the English countryside to honor a marriage of convenience with a mysterious and reclusive stranger.

Tall, dark, and dour, the notorious Captain Jasper Blunt was once hailed a military hero, but tales abound of his bastard children and his haunted estate in Yorkshire. What he requires now is a rich wife to ornament his isolated ruin, and he has his sights set on the enchanting Julia Wychwood.

For Julia, an incurable romantic cursed with a crippling social anxiety, navigating a London ballroom is absolute torture. The only time Julia feels any degree of confidence is when she’s on her horse. Unfortunately, a young lady can’t spend the whole of her life in the saddle, so Julia makes an impetuous decision to take her future by the reins—she proposes to Captain Blunt.

In exchange for her dowry and her hand, Jasper must promise to grant her freedom to do as she pleases. To ride—and to read—as much as she likes without masculine interference. He readily agrees to her conditions, with one provision of his own: Julia is forbidden from going into the tower rooms of his estate and snooping around his affairs. But the more she learns of the beastly former hero, the more intrigued she becomes…

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