From the back of the book:
Some secrets we take to the grave. Others we just take to bed…
Lady Isobel Maitland cannot afford to be caught doing anything even remotely scandalous, or she risks losing everything she holds dear. But one night, in a dark garden at a masquerade ball, Isobel gives in to temptation and lets an innocent flirtation with the notorious Marquess of Blackwood turn into passion.
The Marquess is no stranger to seduction or intrigue, and his rake’s reputation disguises a deadly mission. When his mystery lover flees before he can learn her name, he knows he must find her. But all clues lead toward the prim and dowdy Isobel Maitland. It appears the lady has secrets of her own, secrets that Blackwood would dearly love to uncover…
This is a fantastic historical romance debut. The characters are three-dimensional and fabulous. Isobel is constantly beaten down by her mother-in-law and brother-in-law, but when it comes down to it she is tough and takes care of those she loves. Blackwood is a hero to die for. He lives the life of a rake, but he is really a fantastic man who is working to help his country. I loved both of them. From the beginning, when Isobel and Blackwood meet at a party and form an instant connection I was rooting for this couple. I was surprised by who the villain turned out to be and there are several twists and turns in the plot. Any fan of historical romance should check this book out!
the book girl gives SECRETS OF A PROPER COUNTESS a 5/5
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