(The Townsbridges #5)by Sophie Barnes
Published: December 8th 2020
Length: 114 pages
My Rating: 4 stars
Six years ago, Athena Townsbridge broke up a wedding. This worked out well for her brother and the lady he loved, but Athena has never forgiven herself for what it did to Robert Carlisle. No one has seen him since he fled the church in humiliation, so when she learns of his estate’s proximity to the property she is staying at during a family visit, she sets out, determined to make amends.
When Robert, Marquess of Darlington, is reunited with Athena, she’s no longer the troublesome girl he remembers, but rather a fully grown woman. Trapped with her when a blizzard sets in, he rediscovers her playful side, the laughter and joy she can bring to his life. But it is her willful nature that tempts him, both with the need to tame her and with the dream of making her his.
This is a short but entertaining read. It is the conclusion of the Townsbridge children’s stories. I read this series out of order and with this book there is heavy reference to previous events in the first book which I have not read but this wasn’t an issue.
I would have happily have read a full length novel with these characters. I was loathe to leave them. There was such chemistry between Athena and Robert the sparks were exploding off the page.
I love a good enemies to lovers story and this one did not disappoint. A must for all those looking for a quick read and a fondness for spunky heroines and reclusive heroes.
I received an arc of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. *Blurb and cover image via Goodreads.