“Time to be wooed. Wooed with honeyed words and sweeter touches. Delightful tingles spread to Beatrice’s fingertips, rushed back again, and pooled in her stomach.”
Sweet Bea follows a young Lady Beatrice on her journey to London to warn her father of false charges set against him and at the same time falling more in love with Garrett, a man who is hell-bent on getting revenge for what Lady Beatrice’s father had done in the past with the means of turning the man’s youngest daughter into a whore like his mother had been forced to do to keep them fed. And later in the story, his intentions change to something more than he ever would have thought about.
Lady Beatrice was spoiled and naïve, but she was also kind and would not leave anyone behind. On her way to London, she gave coins to poor women and their children, rescued a whore from cruel men, and aided a young boy. She was willing to put herself in danger numerous times to help someone else. She is an admirable character.
Garret, I wasn’t so sure about him. I honestly didn’t like him, but I am forgiving of his character. He’s flawed like a real person and that alone is admirable to say the least. I did enjoy Tom and Ivy.
Overall, Sweet Bea is a journey of a story. I would give this book four out of five stars.
-book via netgalley