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5+ stars for Face to Face: A Waltz with Destiny by Bestseller @alannalucas27 #regency #newrelease
Title: Face to Face: A Waltz with Destiny
Author: Alanna Lucas
Genre: Historical Romance, Regency Romance
A Waltz with Destiny Novella Kidnapped: His Bride-to-Be Penelope Ashurst is a dutiful daughter, but wishing for just one adventure before she submits to marriage to the stuffy old viscount her father has selected, she sneaks off to attend a society masked ball. There, she dances and shares a secret kiss with a handsome blond stranger. Her heart is stolen! How can she find a way to come face to face with this mystery man once more? When Ranulph Rochefort, Earl of Monfort, meets Miss Ashurst, he realizes this goddess is the young woman picked out for him as a suitable wife. However, it’s clear Penelope has no idea he’s the one she’s been promised to. He decides not to reveal his identity but to contrive to see her again. Only then, Penelope is abducted! Lord Percival Trane, a ne’er-do-well aristocrat, needs to marry a wealthy woman to settle his debts. When Ranulph fathoms who has taken Penelope, and that they are bound for Gretna Green, he knows he must move heaven and earth to find her. But can he reach her in time, and instead, claim her as his rightful bride?
All Penelope wanted was a little adventure but instead found love. Penelope Ashurst craves adventure before she must settle down and marry the old viscount her father has chosen. She attends a masked ball with her friend Judy and meets a handsome man who takes her breath away. She shares a kiss with the mysterious man, not realizing who he is. His name is Ranulph and agrees to meet him at a ball the next evening. While attending the ball, Penelope gets kidnapped by a horrid man named Trane. Penelope is frightened but keeps her wits about her. She holds out hope her father will rescue her but to her delight, it’s Ranulph who rescues her. On the run from Trane, she and Ranulph escape and attempt to make it back home safely. Penelope got adventure all right but more than that, she desires Ranulph. Will they make it home unscathed or will disaster strike, leaving Penelope heartbroken?
Face to Face is a sweeping romance filled with adventure, misdirection, deceit, and peril. I connected with Penelope right away. Her curiosity, her sense of adventure, her quick thinking, and her passion all combine to make her a heroine I adore. She often leaps before looking, especially when it comes to love, which makes for an enjoyable reading experience. Alanna Lucas has rebooted the whole A Waltz With Destiny series and it’s even better than the original. The beginning, middle, and end all encompass dancing, and the feel of waltzing permeates the storyline. In classic Alanna Lucas style, the writing is flawless, historically accurate, with tender, romantic interludes. The pacing is perfect, allowing the reader to be whisked away into the story. If you’re a historical romance reader, you’re going to love Face to Face. If historical romance is your reading jam, pick up Face to Face. I can’t wait for the next book in the series. Highly recommend!
My Rating: 5+ stars
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Alanna Lucas grew up in Southern California, but always dreamed of distant lands and bygone eras. From an early age she took interest in art, history, and travel, and enjoys incorporating those diversions into her writing. Alanna makes her home in California where she spends her time writing historical romances, dreaming of her next travel destination, and spending time with family.
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Reviewed by: Mrs. N