Saturday, June 13, 2015
The Surrender of Miss Fairbourne by Madeline Hunter
Emma Fairbourne is deteremined to keep her father's auction house running after he dies. She has a plan to have the auctioneer pretend to be running the house while she does all the work behind the scenes. The problem is that Darius, the Earl of Southwaite, is a silent partner and he is determined to sell the business. Now its a battle of wills between the two.
This was a fun historical romance read. The elements of smuggling and espionage that were included were interesting. I did think that it took a while for the the earl to figure out what was going on when it seemed fairly obvious, but the author played it well with him not wanting to believe the worst of Emma.