Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Book: A Dangerous Expectation by Cecilia Gray

I received a copy of A Dangerous Expectation, book 3 of The Gentlman Next Door, from Netgalley in exchange for my review.

Shy and aloof Cassandra Drummond wasn't always like that, but fear of saying the wrong thing now keeps her tongue tied when in company. Retiring to her sister's fiance's country home to be away from the world, the last thing she expects is to be caught alone, and doing nothing, with the handsome, charming and impoverished, Gray Abernathy. Married to save a scandal, Cassandra is soon surprised to learn that she may not be as averse to Gray as she first thought...

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A Dangerous Expectation is from a series of short Regency Romances that are a little bit quirky, fun and wholly predictable, none of which I have any problem with! Sometimes I feel that a little light read is what I need and this series has defintely been giving me that. The characters are all interlinked and that gives a little more depth to the stories than they'd otherwise get, but there's no need to read them all or read them in order.

Cassandra was introduced previously during her sister, Chastity's story and was shown as quite a shy young woman, well this put paid to that, and for a woman of her time she appears to be very outspoken and doesn't actually seem to mind that in certain situations. I was surprised, as was she, that she warmed to Gray so quickly.

Gray is actually a good male character for a Regency. He didn't have a reputation with the ladies either, which seems to be a rarity, and that made him instantly more likeable. He was also patient and reliable and I liked him as a match for Cassandra and as a character in general.

A Dangerous Expectation was a fun read, definitely worth it if something light hearted is needed!

A Dangerous Expectation counts towards Winter COYER, 2015 Netgalley & Edelweiss Challenge & 3 Historical Romances in 3 Weeks COYER Mini-Challenge