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
Perfectly Proper Press

Publication Date: 23 July 2019
eBook - EPUB
Historical Fiction/Regency Romance
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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