Samantha Hastings lived a quiet, peaceful life on her family’s country estate. With no man to order her around and no stifling society rules to follow, she considered herself blessed. However, when her brother’s ship sinks during a short trip to France, Samantha receives a request from her sister-in-law to return to town and manage the late Earl’s finances. Suddenly thrust into society, Samantha faces an unfamiliar world and a pair of very familiar green eyes.
Lord Benjamin Westwood never intended on following through with his rash promise to his best friend. Now, with Edward’s death, Benjamin becomes the unwilling guardian to Edward’s bratty little sister, who has grown up considerably since the last time they met. His intention to marry her off to the first available suitor is thwarted when he finds himself falling for Samantha’s unique demeanor. He lights upon the perfect plan; a marriage of convenience, giving him the opportunity to romance Samantha without distraction.
However, when they discover Edward’s disappearance was due to foul play, Benjamin’s perfect plan begins to quickly unravel. Now, Samantha is in more danger than either of them realized and Benjamin is running out of time.
Alyssa Drake has been creating stories since she could read, preferring to construct her own bedtime tales instead of reading the titles in her bookshelves. Enraptured with all types of writing, Alyssa has tried her hand at short stories, collaborations, and poetry. However, her first love has always been books. She thoroughly enjoys strong heroines and often laughs aloud when visualizing conversations between her characters.
Alyssa graduated from the University of the Pacific, with aB.S. in business and a concentration in French literature. Currently, she resides in Northern California with her blended family, where she works full-time at a chocolate factory.
She believes everyone is motivated by love of someone or something. One of her favorite diversions is fabricating stories about strangers surrounding her on public transportation. Alyssa can often be found madly scribbling notes on a train or daydreaming out the window as the scenery whips past.
A Perfect Plan is Alyssa’s first full-length novel. Her sophomore novel, An Imperfect Engagement,is awaiting its release date.
My Review –
A Perfect Plan is the first book in the Wiltshire Chronicles as well as debut book by Alyssa Drake. It is a historical romance set in one of my favorite time periods. There are feisty women who refuse to be docile creatures settled into country estates, but instead insist on being in the thick of danger; in this case, a murder plot. There is also love and unexpected romance and loads of twists and turns.
Although this is Alyssa Drake’s debut book, she writes like a seasoned veteran. I loved the book and thought the storyline and writing were wonderful.
I enjoyed A Perfect Plan and cannot wait for more from this author.
A Perfect Plan is available on Amazon here – http://amzn.to/2fu668Z
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