ROMANCE

Verity and the Forbidden Suitor

Dell (The DuBells, Bk. 2). Apr. 2023. 400p. ISBN 9780593500064. pap. $17. HISTORICAL ROMANCE
COPY ISBN
In this reimagined Regency England with a multicultural aristocracy, the differences in station between the illegitimate son of a marquess and the daughter of an earl would make an aboveboard romance socially unacceptable. Lady Verity Eagleman, a thoughtful young gentlewoman, and Dr. Theodore Darrington, a brilliant physician, are fascinated by each other from the instant they meet, though there’s a vast social gulf between them. Often finding themselves in each other’s company due to shared acquaintances, they grow to realize that, in addition to sharing a physical attraction to each other, their perspectives on life are likely compatible. Verity’s past makes her more open-minded than many of her class, while Theodore’s tenuous social standing makes conformity necessary to his personal and professional survival. McAvoy’s latest series installment (following Aphrodite and the Duke) avoids easy answers to the mental and societal problems her protagonists face from within and without. Supporting characters frequently steal scenes and imbue humor into the couple’s emotional journey.
VERDICT This charming book is likely to be popular with fans of romance, historical fiction, and multicultural reimaginings of historical romance, such as TV’s Bridgerton,. Recommended for all public library collections.
Comment Policy:
  • Be respectful, and do not attack the author, people mentioned in the article, or other commenters. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  • Don't use obscene, profane, or vulgar language.
  • Stay on point. Comments that stray from the topic at hand may be deleted.
  • Comments may be republished in print, online, or other forms of media.
  • If you see something objectionable, please let us know. Once a comment has been flagged, a staff member will investigate.


RELATED 

ALREADY A SUBSCRIBER?

We are currently offering this content for free. Sign up now to activate your personal profile, where you can save articles for future viewing

ALREADY A SUBSCRIBER?