About Games in a Ballroom
Olivia Wilde has resigned herself to never finding a love match. Her father has insisted she marry a man with a title, if only to increase his own standing and reputation in society. But the men her father deems acceptable are, at best, boring and uninspiring, and at worse, are as brutish as her father and are only looking to increase their own diminishing coffers. With her future looking dismal, Olivia decides to enjoy the last few months of freedom with her childhood friends, including the handsome Emerson Latham. His devilish smile and flirtatious teasing stirs up feelings she knows she cannot entertain.
Emerson is struggling to rise to his responsibilities after the death of his father. Though he might still be learning what he needs to do as the head of his household, one thing he knows for sure is that he wants Olivia Wilde to be his wife. Having grown up as childhood friends with Olivia, Emerson long ago had fallen in love with her quick wit, beauty, and passionate heart. However, without a title, he will never be permitted to court Olivia openly. But he has a plan that may give him a chance to court her in secret.
As the season kicks off, Emerson proposes a bit of fun with a playful game of tag. Olivia’s friends are delighted by the idea, though Olivia is more wary. After all, the game must be played in secret, and they must be discreet when tagging each other at dinners and balls and the theater. As the romance builds between Olivia and Emerson, so does the risk of being discovered. Not only are their reputations at stake, so is their safety if they are caught by Olivia’s father, who has an explosive, and at times violent, temper.
Can their love find a happily ever after before the game ends?
You can not go wrong with any of the books from the Shadow Mountain Proper Romance line. I’ve loved each and every one of the book. This one by Jentry Flint was no exception.
I loved the way the author wrote this one. There are fun, games and even danger. This book kept my attention from the very first page.
I loved Olivia. She’s the sweetest. But, her dad was awful! Not only did he dress her in some really expensive and ostentatious clothes to show her off. But he was trying to basically sell her to the highest bidder in terms of her marriage. And Olivia knew that. Sometimes that works, but sometimes people have opinions and feelings. And that was the case with Olivia. Only, it felt like she wasn’t always sure how to share her feelings, or if she should.
Then there’s Emerson. Emerson is the type of guy who is always trying to play a game. And that is fun. But it sometimes leads to those around you not knowing your intentions. That was the case with Olivia. She had no idea that he was trying to court her. I loved the way Emerson worked so hard to get her to notice him. And he was the best type of guy, always there when you need him.
You really must read about the pig in this book. That part was so funny! I’m hoping for more books by this author very soon!
I was sent a copy of Games in a Ballroom as a gift from the publisher. All opinions are my own.