Just as merchant’s daughter Felicity Mayson is spurned once again because of her meager dowry, she receives an unexpected invitation to Lady Blackstone’s country home. Being introduced to the wealthy Oliver Ratley is an admitted delight, as is his rather heedless yet inviting proposal of marriage. Only when another of Lady Blackstone’s handsome guests catches Felicity’s attention does she realize that nothing is what it seems at Doverton Hall
Government agent Philip McDowell is infiltrating a group of cutthroat revolutionaries led by none other than Lady Blackstone and Ratley. Their devious plot is to overthrow the monarchy, and their unwitting pawn is Felicity. Now Philip needs Felicity’s help in discovering the rebels’ secrets—by asking her to maintain cover as Ratley’s innocent bride-to-be.
Philip is duty bound. Felicity is game. Together they’re risking their lives—and gambling their hearts—to undo a traitorous conspiracy before their dangerous masquerade is exposed.
I really enjoyed this latest book in the Regency Spies of London series. A Dangerous Engagement has a little bit of everything to keep the readers interest. This book was full of suspense! As the story progresses it becomes more and more suspenseful. Felicity is trapped at Doverton Hall, cut off from the outside world and surrounded by unpredictable and irrational revolutionists. I really like that Melanie Dickerson writes heroines that have personality, wit, and a mind of their own and Felicity proves all these things to be true. Philip McDowell’s character was the perfect agent hero! Philip was dedicated to his mission, mindful of Felicity and her situation, but overall he put his country before himself or his personal desires which I really admired. I thought this story balanced the suspense and romance nicely. I really ached for Felicity, being caught in such a hard situation, and with each page I wanted her and Philip to find a way to succeed in their mission and come together. The conclusion of this book was sweet and satisfying and I thought it was the perfect addition to this series. I highly recommend this series if you like Regency era stories or historical fiction.
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