Readers, if you haven’t discovered Kristi Ann Hunter’s stories yet, you MUST check out her books! After enjoying her debut novel, I expected this sequel to be just as entertaining and romantic. And it was! The story picks up its pace quickly and renews old acquaintances from the first book in a new light. These ladies and gentlemen have such layers to them, both spiritual and emotional. I had a hard time putting the book down!
Georgina is a complex character, with faults and a personality that seem to turn people away at times. However, beneath the surface, beyond the expectations of others, she has a soft heart and a deep desire to be loved unconditionally. Even despite her harsher traits, she still gained my sympathy with ease and I found myself rooting for her to find true love and healing.
One of my favorite parts of the book was the romantic tension and witty banter between Georgina and Colin McCrae. LOVE his name, btw. 😉 He stole the show in my opinion. He’s kind and understanding, capable and trustworthy. He sees the real Georgina that she tries so hard to hide. Watching them fight the magnetism that draws them together was perfect. Like I said before, I couldn’t read fast enough!
If you enjoy Regency novels, with history and romance tucked in, this book is one you won’t want to miss. It compliments the first book in the series nicely, without taking away from it.
I love stepping inside stories like this one. An Elegant Facade was a reward to read. I’ll be watching for this author’s next book, that’s for sure. Each story is such fun!
This review is my honest opinion. Thanks to NetGalley for my copy.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Lady Georgina Hawthorne has worked tirelessly to seal her place as the Incomparable for her debut season. At her first London ball, she hopes to snag the attention of an earl.
With money and business connections, but without impeccable bloodlines, Colin McCrae is invited everywhere but accepted nowhere. When he first encounters the fashionable Lady Georgina, he’s irritated by his attraction to a woman who concerns herself only with status and appearance.
What Colin doesn’t know is that Georgina’s desperate social aspirations are driven by the shameful secret she harbors. Association with Colin McCrae is not part of Georgina’s plan, but as their paths continue to cross, they both must decide if the realization of their dreams is worth the sacrifices they must make.
Kristi Ann Hunter graduated from Georgia Tech with a degree in Computer Science but always knew she wanted to write. Kristi is an RWA Golden Heart contest winner, an ACFW Genesis contest winner, and a Georgia Romance Writers Maggie Award for Excellence winner. She is a founding member and the coordinator of the Regency Reflections blog and lives with her husband and three children in Georgia. Find her online at www.kristiannhunter.com.