Even the Worthington least likely to wed may find her perfect match . . .
Marriage has worked out quite nicely for her older sisters, yet Lady Augusta Vivers is certain it would end her studies in languages and geography, and stop her from traveling. But when her mother thwarts her plan to attend the only university in Europe that accepts women—in Italy—she is forced to agree to one London Season. Spending her time at parties proves an empty diversion—until she encounters the well-traveled Lord Phineas Carter-Wood. Still, Europe awaits . . .
Phineas has studied architecture all over the world, yet Augusta is his most intriguing discovery yet. How can he resist a woman who loves maps and far-off lands? But her longing for all things foreign hinders any hope of courtship. When he learns her cousins have offered a trip to Europe, he secretly arranges to join their party. For he is determined to show Augusta that a real union is a thrilling adventure of its own. And when their journey is beset by dangerous obstacles, he gets far more opportunity than he bargained for . . .
Titles in The Worthingtons series include — Three Weeks To Wed – When A Marquis Chooses A Bride – The Second Time Around(#2.5) -It Started With A Kiss – The Marquis and I – You Never Forget Your First Earl – I’ll Always Love You (#5.5) – Believe in Me –
Title: Believe in Me
Series: The Worthingtons #6
Author: Ella Quinn
Genre: Historical Romance
Published: February 26, 2019
Publisher: Kensington Books – Zebra
My Rating: 4 stars
I had such an enjoyable time with BELIEVE IN ME, the sixth story in The Worthingtons series. One day Augusta wants what her sisters have now, family, a man who adores them, a life that revolves around their loved ones… but not just yet. Her fears that marriage would bring to a halt her desire to continue to learn, to further her education, to know all that others can teach her are very real. So she sidesteps the matrimonial part of life and concentrates on getting to one of the few universities that admit women, only that didn’t work out completely as she intended. First, she must go through one Season but she has a plan for that, one that backfires gloriously.
Phineas enjoys his life, he’s free to travel wherever his interests draw him with no commitments to tie him to one place. That is until he is faced with the very real possibility of taking his brother’s title, marriage is required as is the necessary male child to continue their family line. He’s reluctantly agreed to show up around town during the Season and at least consider one of the ladies who is seeking a good marriage. To his surprise he discovers a lovely young lady who can carry on a very intelligent conversation, is fascinated by world travel and just might be his perfect match… that is if she were actually looking for marriage and not enduring the Season at her family’s demand. Now his goal becomes convincing Augusta that marriage to him would never be dull, that the world is actually at their feet and he would never dream of curbing her need to continue learning all she can possibly learn… and it’s not going to be an easy task.
BELIEVE IN ME is a slow burn romance between two like-minded people who need to discover that what they dreaded most (marriage) could be quite enjoyable with the right person at their side. I loved Augusta she’s everything that an intelligent young woman should be with all the delightful traits of any young woman who enjoys pretty clothes, enjoyable friends and intends to live life to the fullest in every possible way. Watching her being slowly won over by Phineas was a fun, sizzling, enjoyable journey. We’ll also get to run into several familiar faces as couples from the previous stories make quick appearances as we catch up on their lives. I always enjoy returning to this world, and BELIEVE IN ME was no exception. If you enjoy a solid love story with believable characters, a realistic portrayal of the times, some danger, and an eventual very happy ending then you’ll want to grab this one.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*
*This review also appears on my Romantic Historicals genre specific blog.*
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