Sunday, June 22, 2014

The Truth About Leo by Katie MacAlister

Leopold Ernst George Mortimer, the Earl of March is in Copenhagen by the way of Russia.  He is a spy in the service of the Crown.  He has just rescued a cat from a tree when his horse bolts and he finds himself on the wrong end of a sword, left for dead.  Dagmar Marie Sophie is a Serene Royal Highness of Denmark and her cousin is evicting her from her house.  She can't turn to her father's family because they disowned him when he married the daughter of an English Duke.  Her grandfather's title is vacant and the only relative left is a minister with way too many kids to support.  She can't get passage on a ship to England because she isn't English enough.  When she finds Leo unconscious in her garden, she persuades her cousin to let her marry Leo so she can get passage to England.  While on the ship, Dagmar nurses Leo back to health.

This begins a witty romp where two people thrown together find love and learn how to have a relationship. When they reach England, Leo runs into characters from the first three books in the Noble Series.

This was another great historical romance by Katie MacAlister.  I love that she doesn't take the genre too serious and injects humor into the books.  The characters are well developed and very likable.  (Nothing is as bad as having a hero or heroine that you hate by chapter 2!)

The Truth About Leo is a new publication.  The book is so well written that it blends seamlessly into the first two (Noble Intentions and Noble Destiny) that were published in 2002 and 2003.

I received this book as an ARC from NetGalley.

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