An Imperfect Engagement
Wiltshire Chronicles Book 2
by Alyssa Drake
Kidnapped by the man who murdered her father, nearly beaten to death and severely poisoned; so far, Samantha Hastings' engagement to Lord Benjamin Westwood has been tumultuous at best.
The killer revels his venomous, revenge plot had assistance, forcing the Hastings and Westwood families to reach out for help, but can they trust every friend? Samantha develops a risky plan to draw the accomplice out of hiding, but this scheme may cost her more than she is willing to sacrifice.
The masked ball approaching and Samantha may not survive until her wedding day because - by the end of the evening - at least one person will die....
I read book 1 and loved it equally as much as book 2. However, I still find myself surprised that this is not the end. You would think they would have put an end to Franklin's horrible self, but nope. Totally not the case. Sam finds herself in much more danger than even the first book. Franklin is one horrible person. Like true psychopath. He can act like the most refined gentleman, and yet the most brutal killer. In fact, the man seems to feed off of the pain of others. I must say that the author created one heck of a villain. He has cunning, resources, and the smarts to use them. But I do admire Sam. No matter what she goes through, it seems like you just can't break her down. She just keeps getting back up again, determined to fight until the end. And Benjamin, also an equally tough character. Breaking all the rules with his lady, he knows what he wants and will do his best to protect her no matter what. Another excellent read!!
5 out of 5 stars!!