Tuesday, May 3, 2016

I Thee Wed (Worthington #4) by Celeste Bradley

Intelligent and driven, Orion Worthington aspired to be like his mentor, the acclaimed scientist Sir Geoffrey Blayne. Logically, Sir Geoffrey’s daughter would be Orion’s perfect match. So why can’t he keep his mind off the unruly girl who works in Sir Geoffrey’s lab? 

Orphaned fire-cracker Francesca Penrose hopes that London is modern enough to accept her brilliant mind despite her womanhood. But she can’t help noticing Orion’s mind...or his body.

So they decide to run an experiment: if they give in to their passions, their attraction will simply fizzle out, with no impact on their hearts...right?

It's been quite a while since I've actually sat down and read a historical romance book cover to cover. I decided it was time to go back to my first love. I discovered this genre in high school and remember devouring every historical romance novel I could get my hands on, and slowly through the years I've read it less and less. I Thee Wed reminded me of some of the things I love about the genre. 

Orion is a no nonsense scientist who starts working as an assistant to Sir Geoffrey and Francesca is Sir Geoffrey's niece who just so happens to be visiting her family. Orion is very serious and closed off, while Francesca is very intelligent, playful, sassy. They are very attracted to each other and soon it's more than ether of them can take. I loved how Orion just couldn't help himself whenever Francesca was around, he just had to talk to her even if they were arguing. He wasn't only attracted to her physically, but to her mind as well. After how rudely her uncle treated her, Orion never made her feel like less of a scientist. Orion was very respectful even when he was having to let Francesca down, but even then he couldn't hide his true feelings and when the relationship crossed that line it was so full of passion!

This story gave me all of the tingles and had me swooning constantly. I am now very intrigued about the rest of the Worthington family, and must read the prior books in this series.

4/5 Fangs

A complimentary copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.

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