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Jen Turano writes with an unique voice that I loved. I'm a fan of witty, sarcastic heroines with sass, and that is what I found in A Talent for Trouble. This being the first novel I've read by this author, I had no clue if I would enjoy the style or find it dry.
This book is, by no means, dry. I would call the writing verbose, but in a way that fits the time period. I loved that the heroine Felicia Murdock wasn't presented as perfect. There are no flawless people this side of heaven, so I appreciated Felicia's, er, "talent for trouble."
Humor is something I always appreciate in a story, and this does not lack in that aspect.
And Grayson Sumner. . .such a gentleman. Easy to like, despite his dangerous past.
Also, I did not guess the ending. Not at all.
Jen Turano will be staying on my bookshelf. Now I need to go find some more of her stories. . .
For years, Miss Felicia Murdock's every thought and action have been in pursuit of becoming a minister's wife. When the minister she'd set her sights on has other ideas, she decides something in her life needs to change--and soon--before she wastes any more time pretending to be someone she's not. If that means spreading her wings and embracing a more lively way of life, who's to say nay?
Grayson Sumner, Lord Sefton, has had his fill of spreading his wings and only hopes to settle into the life of a respectable New York gentleman. Prompted by friends to lift the spirits of the disappointed-in-love Miss Murdock, he is surprised to encounter an adventurous young lady with an unfortunate knack for stumbling into troublesome situations.
Just as Grayson decides he's had quite enough of her antics, his past comes back to haunt him and his presence in Felicia's life endangers her. As they work together to extricate themselves from this latest complication, will Grayson and Felicia decide they want to spend the rest of their lives keeping each other out of trouble.
***I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.