An Improper Encounter
By Erica Taylor
Book 3 of the Macalisters was amazing. We have seen snippets of Sarah in the first book and I have been so intrigued by her. I was very impatiently waiting for this book.
I had the pleasure of getting a PDF ARC of the book directly from the author and I was so honored. I’m sorry it’s taken me so long to get this review up. I had sick kids and then I ended up getting sick too. I’m still fighting off my sickness, but I think I’m finally getting better [knock on wood].
The story opens with Sarah in an Inn with one of her friends. They have dared each other to seduce a man and the one who stays with him the longest after would win. Not exactly the proper lady we had gotten used to seeing in books 1 and 2. Needless to say, I was hooked.
While searching out the men a mysterious stranger comes in seeking a room. There are no rooms left, but before anything else can be said Sarah steps in pretending to be this man’s wife and takes him and his dog up to her room.
I throughly enjoyed watching Sarah grow and develop and become such a strong women in this novel. Sarah is a widow who must conform to Society’s rules about mourning for her deceased husband even though he was not a good man and is not missed. Sarah struggles with being proper and is ready to become something more than a widowed marchioness pretending to be still grieving the loss of her husband. She is ready to get ride of the black wardrobe and welcome color back into her life, but the only way society allows that is to be remarried. Can Sarah meet a man she truly loves? Can Sarah finally find a way to be who she is without the aid of a man?
This is probably my favorite book so far of the series and that’s saying a lot because I loved the first two so much.
Wow, Erica Taylor has down it again. Book 3 was so worth the wait. Taylor has such a way with words. I found myself caught up in the whirlwind of mystery and romance. My stomach was in knots. I found myself wiping my eyes as I hurt and grieved along with these characters.
Sarah was such an empowering character and her story left me feeling strong and capable of many things. Sarah’s journey was filled with trials and Taylor’s words pulled me in and I felt like I was one of the Macalisters. I have come to care for these fictional character as if they were real and I’ve been sucked into their lives. Each one is so unique and amazing. I cannot wait for book 4. Please don’t keep us waiting long!
I will give a small trigger warning. There is some talk of infertility in this. I have struggled with infertility myself and this may be why this book touched me a lot. I love the way that Sarah handled her situation.