A Silver Fox barrister – what’s not to like and I mostly did

57294047._SY475_The Captain and the Father of the Bride by Catherine CurzonEleanor Harkstead

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The first book in this excellent series was a quite serious affair set during World War I.

This one is as far removed from that as it’s possible to get really, filled with millionaire yacht owners, seals (the animal kind not the US Navy version 😉) and it’s more camp than the annual boy scout jamboree.

I loved the premise, I loved both Leo and Archie, I really liked Liv and Rob and Conrad was a total arse.

So why not a 5* review? For me, this time the “loviness” as in upper class style of stereotyping which is all ‘darlings and overly effusive declarations’ just was over-egged a bit.

However, what absolutely was 5* worthy in this one was the smexy times between Archie and Leo. They are utterly adorable and seriously smoking hot.

I absolutely bought into their instant attraction at the London hotel and then the feelings of angst when they met again.

The plot for this one is also out of the norm, even though it centres on a fake marriage style of device.

As someone who’s spent a lot of time in Court, I have to say that sadly characters like Conrad aren’t an invention.

Overall, I enjoyed this book and I read it in one go. A few less over-enthusiastic declarations and I’d have loved it.

#ARC kindly received from the authors in return for an honest and unbiased review.

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