Say You'll Love Me by Ally Broadfield
What do you think when you see your childhood friend and betrothed arguing, and more, in the darkened hallways with a young woman during your engagement ball, and then later that same young woman is found dead?
You cannot cry off as that would display a belief in your fiancé's guilt, you dread to believe the worst! You can decide to investigate!
The Marquess of Longcroft, Edmund Townsend finds himself aiding his sister's friend, Lady Abigail Hurst. Generally engrossed in mathematical concepts, Longcroft finds himself drawn into a situation and prey to emotions he finds hard to compute. He does try to mathematically calculate what love is much to his sister's despair.
As the scent of the hunt draws the proponents on, Edmund finds that even the scent of Lady Abigail leaving him more than just a little bemused.
I really enjoyed the characters of Edmund and Abigail and their interactions as they seek to unravel fact from fiction. As Abigail learns more about her fiancé Robert, the discoveries about him have her rethinking her engagement, especially as she compares him with Edmund.
An intriguing regency romance where mystery and scandal set the tone.
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