Series: Providence #3
Also in this series: As Luck Would Have It, Tempting Fate, Destined to Last
Genres: Historical, Historical Romance, Romance
To Miss Evie Cole, ignorance was never bliss. That principle had driven her to become quite adept at a most unladylike pursuit—eavesdropping. And it was while honing this skill that she heard her guardians’ elaborate scheme to find her a husband. Too bad she’d vowed never to marry. At least she knew the peril they were planning to help entrap her was only pretend.
What she didn’t hear would change everything. James McAlistair wasn’t supposed to be part of the bargain. Not only was the retired assassin dark, silent and intimidating, but Evie also happened to know from an accidental encounter on a warm, moon-drenched night that the man was an exceptional kisser. Now the danger was real. Because now Evie might fall in love.
Need the rest of the series.
Thoughts on McAlistair’s Fortune
Sometimes when you find an author you like (Hello, Alissa Johnson!), you have to set aside your dislike of reading series out of order and just dive in.
Especially, you know, when Goodreads goes down and you’re at the library looking to get in and out and on with life. As one does.
So, obviously, two couples preceded this book. And I suffered the usual confusion about existing characters and their relationship dynamics, but rather than being frustrated, I reserved the first book in the series at the library. Problem solving. ‘Tis good.
McAlistair’s Fortune told me that I may have hit my limit on “I want you, but I’m not good enough for you” heroes. McAlistair was like that, but… his history with Evie (rawr, moonlight kisses) saves him from being too eye rolling. He was fighting himself, not his love for Evie.
And Evie… despite her approach of the situation (I’m also not sure the historical accurarcy of the situation; it’s almost more romantic suspense than historical, though it was historical—still, I liked it), she was fun. Evie and McAlistair together were better.
I’m ready for the rest of the books in the series. Bring it on, Alissa Johnson!