Monday, October 9, 2017

#Review: THE LOOK OF LOVE by Julia Kelly

  4 of 5 stars

Englishman Gavin Barrett has loved Scottish sculptor Ina Duncan for years. Ina is talented, spirited and Gavin's dearest friend. She has more freedom than most young ladies living in Edinburgh and happily works on her sculptors while Gavin escorts her to society events. She secretly dreams of being recognized for her accomplishments. When Ina is nearly compromised by a rake at a party, Gavin steps up and agrees to marry her. Can Gavin settle for just being Ina's friend now that he's kissed her sweet lips? When a family tragedy changes Gavin's circumstances, will Ina stand by her husband and return to England with him?

This was a quick read and I finished the book in one sitting. The plot moves along well with witty banter, romance, misunderstandings and the ultimate sacrifice. Ms. Kelly allows the reader to know both Gavin and Ina inner thoughts and feelings, each feeling love blossom only to suffer the heartache of rejection. Cruel family members fuel Ina's insecurities and Gavin is pulled between his duty and his wife. Will he realize that his wife is the most important thing to him or will he be pulled under all the responsibilities suddenly heaped on his shoulders? And will Ina regret her actions and stand by her husband? No spoilers here. Read this enjoyable romance and find out.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. 

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