Thursday, July 6, 2017

Book Review: Seducing Mr. Sykes by Maggie Robinson


Lady Sarah, or Sadie, Marchmain is immured in the little town of Puddling-on-the-Wold, a final attempt to curb her shenanigans before her father sends her to Bedlam. In reality, he wants her inheritance from her mother, and this is his attempt to get it if she won't marry the man of his choosing. Tristan Sykes is the head of the committee that runs the Puddling Rehabilitation Foundation and a bit of a stiff, not having gotten over his first marriage. These two are oil and water - or are they?

This is the third book I've read that takes place in the Cotswolds in the last month, and it is the best although I liked the other two very much. Ms. Robinson has written a delightful Victorian romance that made me laugh out loud several times at the goings on. Sadie and Tristan are a wonderful couple. I loved how Tristan realized why she acted out and helped her to use her brain rather than her fists over the course of the story. 

I'll definitely read more from this author; I already purchased the first book in the series and pre-ordered the next one. Definitely, an enjoyable read with excellent writing.