Book Thoughts by Rachelle
This book by a debut author had all the elements I love! Camaraderie among friends, budding romance, humor, and intrigue made this a page-turner.
Olivia Wilde must marry a man with a title according to her nasty father. Emerson Latham is the older brother of her best friend and not a possible match. A fantastic game of tag seems innocent enough, but uncovers feelings that Olivia doesn’t understand.
I enjoyed how Games in a Ballroom was told from the point of view of both main characters. There isn’t a simple solution for their problems, but I love their tenacity. There were laugh-out-loud moments in this book as well as some heart-fluttering scenes. This is an excellent addition to the Proper Romance line which I can always count on for a clean, well-written novel.
Here’s more about the book:
She was forbidden to love him. He only wanted her heart. Can a childhood game bring them together?
Olivia Wilde has resigned herself to never finding a love match. Her father has insisted she marry a man with a title, but the men her father deems acceptable are either boring or are only interested in increasing their own diminishing coffers. With her future looking dismal, Olivia vows to enjoy the last few months of freedom with her childhood friends, including Emerson Latham. His devilish smile and flirtatious teasing stirs up feelings she knows she cannot entertain.
Emerson is struggling to rise to his responsibilities after his father’s death. Though he is still learning his place, one thing he knows for certain is that he wants Olivia Wilde to be his wife. Emerson had long ago fallen in love with her quick wit, beauty, and passionate heart. Yet, without a title, he will never be permitted to court Olivia openly. But he has a plan that may give him a chance to court her in secret.
As the Season kicks off, Emerson proposes a playful game of tag. Olivia’s friends are delighted by the idea, though Olivia is wary. After all, the game must be played in secret as they tag each other at dinners and balls. As the romance builds between Olivia and Emerson, so does the risk of being discovered. Not only are their reputations at stake, so is their safety if they are caught by Olivia’s strict father.
Can their love find a happily ever after before the game ends?
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