Review: The Shocking Secret of a Guest at the Wedding by Victoria Alexander

The Shocking Secret of a Guest at the Wedding by Victoria Alexander
Series: Millworth Manor (# 4)
Release Date: October 28. 2014
Publisher: Zebra
Pages: 390
Source: book provided by the author for review

 

 

The bride and groom cordially request your presence for a wedding at Millworth Manor. . .
Guests will include Jackson Quincy Graham Channing, New York City banker, and Lady Theodosia “Teddy” Winslow, wedding planner to the finest families in England.

Introductions shall be followed by light conversation, dancing, flirtation, arguing, reconciliation, and an impulsive kiss that both parties are quite certain they will never repeat.

Until they do.

A mutually beneficial fake engagement will be accompanied by all manner of very real complications, scandalous revelations, nefarious schemes, and one inescapable conclusion:

That true love–unlike the perfect wedding–is impossible to plan. . .

 

Review:  Victoria Alexander is one of my favorite historical romance authors.  She’s a go-to author when I’m in a reading slump since I know I’ll be entertained and enjoy every minute of it.  So when I got my hands on a copy of The Shocking Secret of a Guest at the Wedding, I knew I was going on a wild ride.

The book starts of with a bang when Jack learns that his father is not dead and is part of an old aristocratic English family.  So, he decides to postpone an expected engagement and sail off to England to get to know his father and the family he didn’t know he had.  While there here attends a wedding of a cousin and meets Teddy, the wedding planner.  Teddy’s family has fallen on hard times and to keep up appearances she “works” as an event planner for her friends.  The two are instantly drawn to each other and thus the adventure begins.

I really enjoyed this tale.  Ms. Alexander created unique and interesting characters and together they just work.  The twists and turns over the course of the story kept me turning the pages because I just had to know what was going to happen next.  In the end it was a thoroughly satisfying read and I find that I need to go back and read the earlier books in the series.