By Ally Broadfield
She may be his favorite mystery…
All of Lady Abigail Hurst’s dreams seem to be coming true when at long last her childhood sweetheart asks for her hand. But when a maid is found dead, and her betrothed is the chief suspect, Abigail begins to wonder just what manner of man she’s marrying…
The Marquess of Longcroft, Edmund Townsend, has always preferred complex mathematical equations to the trappings of society. And love? Love is a non-quantifiable concept. Still, Lady Abigail is his sister’s friend, and he finds himself drawn into the mystery of her affianced… even as he begins to anticipate Lady Abigail’s company with unfathomable pleasure.
Investigating the murder may reveal more than the sordid truth. It may just reveal the love Abigail always wanted… a little too late.
Edmund is in my top ten of romance heroes: alpha male but not patronizing,determined but respectful, studious but ready for action if needed. Abigail’s behaviour seems fitting for a young lady during that time period: she’s curious and questioning but very aware of rules and consequences. These two great main characters combine with great writing guarantee an enjoyable story.