A huge thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me an ARC of this wonderful story.
This regency romp has all of the elements of a perfect slow-burn romance. There is a strong, vulnerable hero who hides in the shadows. There is a determined, independent heroine who must resign herself to an unwanted match to salvage the family finances.
But Sophie isn’t quite ready to be sacrificed. When she meets Reese and her presence cures his insomnia, they enter into an agreement that is his salvation and her ruin. She sets rules for all their interactions. Especially no touching rules. They bare their innermost thoughts and fears to each other, and the no touching rule becomes harder and harder to bear.
Sophie doesn’t want to settle for anything less than the sense of belonging and rightness she has with Reese. Reese wants nothing more than to share starry nights, moonlit garden strolls and picnics with Sophie. She is the one person grounding his reality and giving him the courage to move onward with his life.
Anna Bennett’s characters are always the perfect combination of complexity and vulnerability. This unforgettable couple will make your stomach and heart flutter.