Engaging the Enemy
Book 1, The Wild Randalls
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A lady should be the image of elegance and calm, but those words have never applied to Mercy, Duchess of Romsey. A widow and mother, Mercy is lonely and floundering to keep the estate afloat. When she discovers the existence of Leopold Randall, her husband’s estranged cousin, Mercy immediately offers to help him locate his missing siblings if he helps her return the estate to order.
Leopold has returned to Hampshire for only one purpose—to learn the fate of his missing siblings. Unfortunately, the current duchess is clueless and out of her depth. Her struggle tugs at Leopold’s sense of duty and her bold nature tempts him unbearably. When Leopold discovers their lives are forever entwined, he vows to protect Mercy and her innocent son.
Punctuation & grammar not strong suits
While the characters were interesting enough, seeing possessives where plurals were called for, and vice versa, put me in editor mode and made reading this for pleasure difficult.
Even the main characters were on the flat side, but Mercy’s character was a bit more present.
I’d like to know about the other siblings’ fates, but not at the cost of Editor Mode reading.
While there were clues and possible red herrings cast about, the foreshadowing was much lighter, and very well done. I had my suspicions as to who the culprit was, and am happy to say that no single one of them was the actual answer.
Engaging the enemy
Lots of twists and turns but too many things left unfinished. Should have completed more of the story lines