About The Best Intentions
In the eyes of London Society, Gillian Phelps is suitable enough. Though the ton whispers about her change of residence, any speculation remains just that: ballroom gossip. No one—not even the other Huntresses, the group of ladies she calls her dearest friends—knows that she is harboring a devastating family secret. Gillian has become adept at hiding the reality of her circumstances, but the close quarters of a house party will test her ability to conceal the crushing truth. And with so many people to deceive, the late arrival of another guest is a most unwelcome surprise.
Despite his standing as a gentleman of the ton, in truth, Scott Sarvol possesses little more than two debt-riddled estates. When an opportunity arises to survey one of his properties, he travels north, only to find himself an unwitting guest at Artemis Jonquil’s house party. He is warmly welcomed by all—except the aloof Miss Gillian Phelps. But when Scott proves himself unexpectedly helpful in a crisis, his acquaintance with Gillian shifts from wariness to something warmer.
As both her charade and her feelings for Scott deepen, Gillian realizes that the truth could spell not only a devastating fall from Society but also a shattered heart.
I loved reading this one. Seeing a few of the members of some of Sarah Eden’s other families was one of my very favorite parts. Her characters just stick with you. In fact, reading this one made me want to re-read Charming Artemis.
I loved Gillian. She is one of Artemis’ Huntresses. So when Artemis has a house party, she’s definitely invited. Gillian is very careful about who she lets in. And how far she lets them in. She has to be. Gillian has a secret that could tear her life and reputation apart.
And Scott. He is one of the good guys. He knows that Gillian isn’t sure about him. But he feels compelled to go out of his way to help her when she needs him to. But Scott also has some problems. He’s inherited his Uncle’s title and properties…as well as the debt he had wracked up. There were a few things that surprised me about that. Number one that he was able to inherit his debt. Wow, how crazy is that. And did you know there was a tax on the windows that you had during this time period? I had no idea. But it’s on my list of things to learn about now.
I loved the way Mater and her family made cameo appearances in this one. And the way they went out of their way to help Scott, and to make sure he knew he was part of their family. They really are the best. I only wish they were real!
I loved this book! And I can’t wait for more.
I was sent an e-copy of The Best Intentions as a gift from the publisher. All opinions are my own.