Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Book Review: The Work of Art by Mimi Matthews (Historical Fiction/Regency Romance)

Title: The Work of Art
Author: Mimi Matthews
Publisher:
Perfectly Proper Press

Publication Date: 23 July 2019
Pages:
281
Format:
eBook - EPUB
Genre:
Historical Fiction/Regency Romance
Source:
ARC via NetGalley


An Uncommon Beauty...

Hidden away in rural Devonshire, Phyllida Satterthwaite has always been considered more odd than beautiful. But in London, her oddity has made her a sensation. Far worse, it's caught the eye of the sinister Duke of Moreland--a notorious art collector obsessed with acquiring one-of-a-kind treasures. To escape the duke's clutches, she's going to need a little help.

An Unlikely Hero...

Captain Arthur Heywood's days of heroism are long past. Grievously injured in the Peninsular War, he can no longer walk unaided, let alone shoot a pistol. What use can he possibly be to a damsel in distress? He has nothing left to offer except his good name.

Can a marriage of convenience save Philly from the vengeful duke? Or will life with Arthur put her--and her heart--in more danger than ever?


The Work of Art was a delightful read. Arthur and Philly are engaging characters whom I got behind right from the start. The story moves at a good pace, with a perfect blend of action and romance, and the latter was nicely developed, the relationship progressing in a believable way. There was a twist in the tale I didn't see coming until the last moment, and overall I had great fun reading it. Recommended for fans of Regency romance who like solid characters and exciting plots.

I received this book as a free eBook ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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