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Kate Westbrook has dreams far bigger than romance. Love won't get her into London's most consequential parties, nor prevent her sisters from being snubbed and looked down upon--all because their besotted father unadvisedly married an actress. But a noble husband for Kate would deliver a future most suited to the granddaughter of an earl. Armed with ingenuity, breathtaking beauty, and the help of an idle aunt with connections, Kate is poised to make her dreams come true. Unfortunately, a familiar face--albeit a maddeningly handsome one--appears bent on upsetting her scheme. Implored by Kate's worried father to fend off the rogues eager to exploit his daughter's charms, Nick Blackshear has set aside the torch he's carried for Kate in order to do right by his friend. Anyway, she made quite clear that his feelings were not returned--though policing her won't abate Nick's desire. Reckless passion leads to love's awakening, but time is running out. Kate must see for herself that the charms of high society are nothing compared to the infinite sweet pleasures demanded by the heart. Praise for A Woman Entangled
"In the third of her Blackshear family series, Grant tackles class distinction and complex family dynamics in a wonderful sensual romance and witty tale in the style of Jane Austen . . . Grant skillfully takes a shallow, immature heroine and develops her into a likable, admirable grown woman. Grant is a smart, innovative, clever writer."--RT Book Reviews "Wielding a deliciously sharp wit that even Jane Austen would envy, Grant delivers yet another cleverly conceived and deftly choreographed Regency historical that is both lushly sensual and thoroughly romantic. Readers who have yet to discover Grant's impeccably written romances are in for a rare treat."--Booklist (starred review) "An emotionally rich, sensually lush romance."--Kirkus Reviews "Cecilia Grant is swiftly becoming one of my favorite historical romance authors, with her complex characters and thoughtful explorations of how their historical period shapes them. If you love multifaceted stories, definitely give her work a try "--Heroes and Heartbreakers "The writing and characterization is every bit as good as I've come to expect, and Ms. Grant's economic, restrained style works beautifully to allow the depth of emotion that bubbles under the surface throughout the story to speak for itself. There is no verbiage for the sake of it; this author pays her readers the huge compliment of trusting us with her material and letting us work things out for ourselves."--All About Romance
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2013-11-25
- Reviewer: Staff
Grant's third Blackshear Regency romance (after A Gentleman Undone) leaves no doubt of her talent. Kate Westbrook feels robbed of her social standing due to her blue-blood father's scandalous marriage to her mother, an actress, and is determined to make a better match for herself. She takes a bumpy path through high society using her brains and her beauty, but her heart has other plans. Family friend and barrister Nicholas Blackshear has carried a torch for Kate for several years. Knowing of her plan to marry up, and believing himself to be a poor match for her, he reluctantly agrees to introduce her around at society functions. Their feelings for each other soon become more passionate than passive, shocking them both. Grant has successfully given screwball romantic comedy a decidedly Regency flair. Her witty dialogue, flawed but relatable characters, and precise attention to detail make her an author to watch. (July)