An Affair by the Sea by Erica Ridley

A Siren’s Retreat novella

Published: March 2022

Publisher: indie published

Length: 210 pages

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐

Blurb:Orphaned pianist Allegra Brown is a poor relation with nothing much to recommend her, save a minuscule dowry and a very big imagination. She has spent the past several years as governess to her younger cousins, who are now ready for their come out—and want Allegra to marry, too. Specifically, they eagerly await the return of Allegra’s dashing, handsome, swashbuckling, conveniently absent and secretly fictional fiancé, the dread pirate Captain L’Amour.

The only place Mr. John Sharp strikes fear is in the courtroom, where his neat, ordered mind is renowned for winning every case he presents. John loves predictability and longs to be a chef. Unfortunately, every time he puts on an apron, the entire kitchen catches fire. Much like passion burning between him and a certain wildly unpredictable spinster, who seems to have confused him for a dashing, exciting pirate. By fulfilling her fantasies, can his dreams come true…together?

My Review:

I do love Ms Ridley’s books. While I preferred her previous series this is a good book to lose yourself in this summer.

I liked that this didn’t feature high society main characters it’s a nice change of pace to have two middle class characters get a chance at a happy ever after.

I received an arc of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

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