For seven long years, Lady Cassandra Monroe has waited for the man of her dreams to return from the war. Unfortunately, he happens to be engaged to her flighty cousin. What Cass wouldn’t give to take her cousin’s place! When he mistakes Cass for Patience Bunbury, a fictitious friend her cousin has invented to escape social obligations…even with her future husband, Cass thinks this is her chance.
LEAD TO TRUE AND LASTING LOVE?
After defeating Napoleon at Waterloo, Captain Julian Swift is not quite ready to settle down and enter into his unwanted arranged marriage—especially when the real object of his affection turns out to be a beguiling beauty he meets at a party. Patience Bunbury is witty, independent, passionate…and, unbeknownst to him, the cousin of his current fiancée. When the truth about Cass comes out—and Julian discovers that their courtship is anything but accidental—will he surrender his heart to a woman who really is too good to be true?
Lady Cassandra Monroe is beautiful, sweet, and completely at a loss for words when she sees her beloved Julian Swift for the first time in seven years.
Julian has returned from the war on the continent which nearly cost him his life. His first stop is to see Lady Penelope, Cassandra's cousin, to whom he was promised to be betrothed. Penelope has no desire to marry Julian and leaves Cassandra to cover for her in her absence.
Despite years of constant letter writing, seeing Julian in person completely takes Cassandra's breath away. When he fails to recognize her after all the years apart, her best friend Lucy intervenes with a crazy plan claiming Cassandra is another woman. Lucy's sure that if Julian can just spend time with Cassandra before he has a chance to finalize his betrothal, that he will fall madly in love with her. The only problem - he doesn't know she is Cassandra!
What ensues to is a hilarious romantic comedy that is surely as good as any fairytail. The romance between Julian and Cassie is electrifying and heartfelt. The characters are outstandingly portrayed. The story is so enjoyable it will make the rest of the world just melt away. After finishing this book, you'll want to start reading it all over!!
I listened to the audio version narrated by Alison Larkin. She did an outstanding job with both the dialogue and narration. Her voice is smooth, even, and easy to listen to. She added character to the story, enhancing the romantically charming tale.
This is definitely a must read!
NARRATED BY: ALISON LARKIN
LENGTH: 8 HRS AND 41 MINS
SERIES: PLAYFUL BRIDES, BOOK 2
RELEASE DATE: 10/28/2014
PUBLISHER: TANTOR AUDIO