The Beautiful Pretender: A Review
After inheriting his title from his brother, the margrave has two weeks to find a noble bride. What will happen when he learns he has fallen for a lovely servant girl in disguise?
The Margrave of Thornbeck has to find a bride, fast. He invites ten noble born ladies who meet the king’s approval to be his guests at Thornbeck Castle for two weeks, a time to test these ladies and reveal their true character.
Avelina has only two instructions: keep her true identity a secret and make sure the margrave doesn’t select her as his bride. Since the latter seems unlikely, she concentrates on not getting caught. No one must know she is merely a maidservant, sent by the Earl of Plimmwald to stand in for his daughter, Dorothea.
Despite Avelina’s best attempts at diverting attention from herself, the margrave has taken notice. And try as she might, she can’t deny her own growing feelings. But something else is afoot in the castle. Something sinister that could have far worse—far deadlier—consequences
The Beautiful Pretender is the second book in the Thornbeck series. I was excited to read the book about the Margrave. He is introduced just a little in the first book. This book I believe was very quick and to the point. In this first chapter Dorothea is gone and Avelina must go, so it definitely starts the story quickly.
I can say this book was a pretty fast read, but on the downside nothing really surprising happened, I mean at all. You know that sort of line in all romance books, when the protagonist says she will not fall in love? Who are you trying to fool, we all know what is going to happen.
I thought the characters were okay, I didn’t really connect with any of them or really care about any of them. The Beautiful Pretender was a very short and sweet romance, and it’s also a Beauty and The Beast retelling.
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