Felicia Murdock spent four years not living her true personality in order to gain the attention and attraction of a minister she believed God intended for her. When said minister marries someone else, she sets out to reclaim her life, even if it means unexpected trouble for Grayson Sumner, Lord Sefton.
A Talent for Trouble is Jen Turano’s third novel in this series, but the title could apply to the heroine in each book. (Click the links for my reviews of A Change of Fortune and A Most Peculiar Circumstance.)
While Grayson is attracted to Felicia (once she stops being ridiculously “demure”), he believes his past dictates he’s not good enough for her. At any time, he expects others to discover he’s no knight-in-shining-armor. Felicia seems to be the only one who considers him “a dangerous man” until a former occupation comes back to haunt him. In the meantime, she deals with her plotting mother and well-meaning friends.
From the moment Felicia refused to “abandon her dramatic gesture” and took a running leap onto her bed to wallow in self pity, I was hooked. While the previous two novels were enjoyable with their funny situations, I laughed throughout this whole story. Even now, thinking about the wild ride in Grayson’s phaeton, meeting the snoring pony, Thor, and the episode with Grayson and Zayne in the… Well, never mind. That one you’ll have to discover yourself.
The bottom line is this: If you’ve liked Ms. Turano’s previous two novels for their humorous stories involving New York’s 19th-century elite, you’ll love this one.
Disclosure of Material Connection: This book came to me free from the publisher, Bethany House, with the hope that I would mention it on this blog. There was no requirement for me to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed above are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.