Monday 3 July 2023

πŸ“– Blog Tour ~ A Courtesan's Worth by Felicity George


Orion Dash
6 July
Book #2 Gentlemen of London series.

My thanks to Rachel's Random Resources for the invitation to be part of this blog tour

A mistress cannot marry for love...

As one of the famous Preece sisters, Kitty is the most sought-after courtesan in London. But with the vicious Duke of Gillingham scaring away any man who looks her way, securing a new arrangement with a wealthy gentleman will be no easy feat. Kitty's only hope to find someone suitable is through her loyal and cherished friend, the Reverend Sidney Wakefield.

Sidney has devoted his life to the church, but it was never by choice. He is a writer and Kitty his muse. As he is roped into Kitty's plotting, he begins to realise that protecting her from the malevolent Duke comes at a price - and it might mean losing Kitty to someone else entirely.

As Kitty and Sidney try to find a way out, it becomes clear that years of friendship have developed into something deeper. Except that they are from different worlds and Kitty's heart has never been hers to give away...

πŸ“– My Review..

The beautiful courtesan Kitty Preece searches furiously for another man to take over her protection rather than be the mistress of the vile Duke of Gillingham whose cruelty is well known. However, Kitty's friend, and confident, the Reverend Sydney Wakefield is determined to free Kitty from having to rely on  the whims of her rich protectors and yet in helping Kitty Sydney realises some important things about himself.

You can't read a Regency romance about a celebrated courtesan without there being steamy content and A Courtesan's Worth literally sizzles on the page as the author brings the vagaries of Regency romance alive. I enjoyed getting to know Kitty, she's an interesting character with a lovely personality but the shadows surrounding her way of life are quite dark  so that as you read on you can't help but want the best for her. The family dynamics of Kitty's place in the Preece family circumstances add an altogether different dimension to the story, and the eldest sister, Matilda Preece, is especially difficult to like but you can sort of understand why she behaves as she does. I took a while to warm to Sydney, he comes across as quite a hapless character and yet there is far more depth, as we discover, to this mild mannered reverend.

Dark and sinister in places and yet also wonderfully passionate with some sizzling sexual content A Courtesan's Worth is a lively romp through Regency England and even though it's the second book in the Gentlemen of London series, it is perfectly possible to read as a standalone.

About the Author

Felicity George is a writer and teacher from Toronto, where she lives with her husband,her two teenage children, a large cat, and a tiny dog. A lifelong devotee of Jane Austen and Georgette Heyer, Felicity adores a happily-ever-after. A Courtesan’s Worth is book two in the Gentlemen of London series.



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