Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Book Review: Guarding the Spoils
Elizabeth Turner once loved Oliver Randall, but was blind to his desire to travel without the encumbrance of a wife weighing him down. When she learned the truth, Beth settled for the security of a loveless marriage. Now a widow with a son to support, desperation has driven her into service at Romsey Abbey and directly into the path of the man she’d loved and lost.
Oliver has no intention of letting his dream of travel slip away again, even for a pretty face from his past. Since his return to the abbey, he’s planned a grand tour to the continent even while examining the astonishing emotional changes a decade apart from his brothers has wrought. The last thing Oliver wanted was stronger ties to the people living at Romsey. But then fate offers him both an affair and an unexpected friendship. Is it curiosity alone that stirs him, or the beginning of an unexpected adventure?
I adored watching Oliver and Elizabeth's relationship grow. These two offer so much to the other, but have such a hard time letting go . It takes them a while,( most of the book really) to figure out they are better together than apart. Best part was that they acted as a family before they even realized it!!
When Elizabeth's ass of a brother-in-law returns to town he causes a lot of problems for everyone.Even though Elizabeth and George are not family (yet) all of Oliver's brother's vow to protect them as if they are. The Wild Randall Series has me hooked and. I will be impatiently waiting the release of her next book. If you enjoy historical romancing with a big heaping of mystery thrown in I think you'll enjoy this book.