{Baleful Godmother Review} Trusting Miss Trentham by Emily Larkin

Posted June 13, 2017 by Lindsey in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

{Baleful Godmother Review} Trusting Miss Trentham by Emily LarkinTrusting Miss Trentham (Baleful Godmother, #3) by Emily Larkin
Published by Emily Larkin on January 9th 2017
Genres: Historical, Romance
Pages: 375
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She's more than just an heiress...

Letitia Trentham is noteworthy for three reasons. One, she’s extremely wealthy. Two, she can distinguish truth from lies. Three, she’s refused every man who’s ever proposed to her.
Until Letty receives a proposal she can’t turn down.
Icarus Reid barely survived the Battle of Vimeiro. He lives for one thing—to find the man who betrayed him to the French. He doesn’t want to marry Miss Trentham; he wants to use her talent for uncovering lies.
Suddenly, Letty finds herself breaking the rules, pretending to be someone she’s not, and doing things a lady would never do. But her hunt for the truth may uncover more than one secret—including the secret that haunts Icarus day and night. The secret he intends to take to his grave…

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

I love a dash of something extra with my historical romance. In Trusting Miss Trentham, I was treated to a heaping dose of the paranormal. Miss Letitia “Letty” Trentham received an unusual gift on her twenty-first birthday, a choice of three wishes from her Faeire Godmother. Her choice was to be able to distinguish truth from lies. This particular gift has helped the wealthy heiress weed out unworthy suitors, over two hundred in the previous six years.

Her talent is something Icarus Reid desperately needs. Major Reid was double crossed the night before the battle of Vimeiro. On a mission to find the culprit who caused the death of his scouts and translator and his nightmare of a life, he needs Letty to travel with him to question the possible suspects. While completely improper, Letty wants to help and travels with Icarus while pretending to be his wife.

At first, I didn’t see how these two could connect romantically. Icarus is laser focused on his goal, while Letty wants to use her gift for something other than putting off possible husbands. When Letty is woken in the night by Icarus’ nightmares, she brings compassion to Icarus’ life. Through their new routine of her helping him through his nightmares at night and finding answers by day, the pair open their hearts to something they thought was never possible. Through sleepy kisses, long walks, and a quest to find a traitor, Icarus and Letty find themselves in each other.

If you enjoy a search for truth, romance, and magic, Trusting Miss Trentham is the perfect novel for you.

About Emily Larkin

Emily Larkin grew up in a house full of books–her mother was a librarian and her father is a novelist. She has studied a wide number of subjects, including geology and geophysics, canine behavior, and ancient Greek. Her varied career includes stints as a field assistant in Antarctica and a waitress on the Isle of Skye. Most recently she has worked in Fiordland National Park, one of New Zealand’s most isolated and beautiful national parks.

Emily loves to travel and has lived in Sweden, backpacked in Europe and North America, and traveled overland in the Middle East, China, and North Africa. She enjoys climbing hills, yoga workouts, watching reruns of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and reading.

Emily writes historical romances as Emily Larkin and dark, romantic fantasy novels as Emily Gee.


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