Tuesday, December 5, 2017

#Review: THE LADY IN RED by Kelly Bowen

  5 of 5 stars

Lady Charlotte Beaumont is willing to risk everything to follow her passion for painting. She has been ignored most of her life so she uses the only dangerous means available to her to secure the second painter slot for a dream commission. She is disguised as a man, Charlie Beaumont. The other painter, Flynn Rutledge, is a brilliant painter, but he hasn't done a significant piece in 5 years. Charlie, with her frank assessment of Flynn's work, helps him work his way back to joy in his work again, but what will happen when he finds out her true identity?

Ms. Bowen has written a beautiful novella invoking such powerful and passionate emotions as Charlie and Flynn inspire each other to create a masterpiece. The depth of their characters was slowly teased out throughout the story and I couldn't put the book down. I was sad to see this story end as I wanted more of these two and Charlotte's promise to the elusive man who got her the commission in the first place. One small criticism is that the cover and title don't really match the storyline or the description of Charlotte. Other than that, I would definitely recommend this story for regency romance fans.

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

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