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A Peculiar Courtship by Laura Beers
Series: The Beckett Files #2
on December 1, 2017
Genres: Historical Romance
Lord Jonathon Beckett's mission is simple: retrieve Lady Hannah and place her under the protection of the Crown. But he isn't prepared for the havoc she inflicts on his world, making him question whether his duty as an agent of the Crown should always come before his heart.
Lady Hannah's father has uncovered evidence exposing a French traitor to the Crown. Willing to do anything to silence him, the traitor's primary target has become Lady Hannah. Keeping her safe means locking her away from Society, but she refuses to stand idly by, letting others put their lives on the line to protect her. Instead, she will stop at nothing to learn to defend herself, even at the risk of losing Lord Jonathon's protection, or his affections.
With a sinister scheme in play to collapse the English government from within, Lord Jonathon must protect Lady Hannah from the French spies intending to use her as a pawn in their game of treachery. But can he protect her from herself?
A Peculiar Courtship was an impeccable follow up to Saving Shadow. The love story and intense mystery was utterly fantastic. As the mystery began to unfold I was speechless at the wrongs some of the characters committed to their own family.
We met Johnaton in the first book, but he really charmed me in A Peculiar Courtship! He is a brilliant man when it comes to life as a spy and working for the crown, now when it comes to courting women, not so much, but that is probably what I adored the most about him.
Johnaton had been on the hunt for Lady Hannah since the first book, nearly six weeks, before he found her, and she was still in danger. I enjoyed watching Lady Hannah take her safety into her own hands and learn how to defend herself. It was very empowering, especially because this was not a common occurrence in the 1800’s.
The world and character building in A Peculiar Courtship was very well developed. I feel as if Eliza and Benedict are people I truly know, along with the many other characters we have been introduced to up to this point.
The story arc for this book was complete, but there are bigger things in play that haven’t been resolved, like shutting down Napoleon! I really don’t want to go into the mystery part, as I fear I would ruin that part of the story.
If you are in search of a well thought out mystery, this series is perfect for you! Make sure you don’t miss out on my review of Saving Shadow, the first book in The Beckett Files!