has it all from compromising liaisons, secrets, unfaithful
friends, misunderstandings and even a duel. What more could
a fan ask for in a historical romance?
Charlotte’s best friend and distant cousin is married to the
Earl of Beresford she no longer finds she feels to be
compelled to be nice to all the gentlemen. She knew that
most of them were only trying to be introduced to Ann
anyways but her sharp tongue seems to only intrigue the
wicked Viscount Shadderly, the Earl’s cousin.
When a series of
events leads to the Viscount and Charlotte being found in a
compromising situation he does what is honorable for the
times and proposes marriage. What neither he nor Charlotte
count on is how their feelings grow towards each other, or
how promised secrets to friends could tear them apart.
When Ann returns
from her honeymoon it only makes things worse as she drops a
bombshell on Charlotte that she has a daughter, and it isn’t
the Earl’s. Now Charlotte is in a serious jam. Does she
keep the confidence and potentially alienate her husband or
does she reveal all and lose the only friends she has ever
had. Charlotte is determined to lose neither and the
resulting scenarios are some of the best in the story.
Improper Relations to be a fun, intrigue-filled
historical romance. I loved how Ms. Mullany was able to
take a couple of headstrong characters and not only show how
they could misunderstand each other but how secrets can
seriously hurt a relationship. I was pulled in from the
start of the story through the very end. I thoroughly
enjoyed Improper Relations and think any fan
of historical English romances will have fun adding this one
to their collection.