Series: Providence #2
Also in this series: McAlistair's Fortune, As Luck Would Have It, Destined to Last
Genres: Historical, Historical Romance, Romance
Whittaker Cole, Earl of Thurston, is every debutante’s dream come true. Handsome, rich, and a prime catch on the Marriage Mart, Whit is also reputed to be one of the most unflappable gentlemen in all England. Nothing ever puts him in a temper. Until…
He comes within twenty feet of Miss Mirabelle Browning and loses all control. The women in his household believe divine providence sent Mira to live on the estate adjoining theirs. After the hellion breaks his nose, Whit decides that the divine has nothing to do with it. Until…
He kisses her. After all, it was either that, or wring her neck. But when sparks fly, he’s forced to admit that there might be something to this destiny thing after all. If he can just convince Mirabelle to give fate—and love—a chance.
Even better than the first book.
Thoughts on Tempting Fate
I’m rather glad I went in order here—from book 1 to book 2—because there’s setup between Whit and Mirabelle that I would’ve missed. And that would have made their romance a little less sweet than it really is.
Is there anything better than a haters-to-lovers story? Not that Whit and Mira ever really hated each other, but they didn’t really like each other, either. And that’s likely what I loved so much about this one. (Also, Whit was less overbearing than Alex from book 1.)
It was rather adorable watching both of them realize that all those sparks they’d created over the years were not because they couldn’t get along. And oh, the antics of matchmakers.
Tempting Fate has a bit of a setup for book 3 (just like book 1 had for book 2), but having read it already, it didn’t do much for me. And I’m not sure it really adds much to their book, come to think of it, but… I enjoyed this book. And seeing Sophie and Alex from book 1 was nice.
Rather liking this entire series. If only I could get my hands on the final book…