Games In a Ballroom Synopsis
Olivia Wilde despairs of any possibility of a love match in her life. While she hopes to choose her spouse, her father is determined that she marry a man with a title. Unfortunately for Olivia the men her father deems acceptable are only interested in increasing their own diminishing coffers. With her future looking dismal, Olivia vows to enjoy the last few months of freedom with her childhood friends, including Emerson Latham. His devilish smile and flirtatious teasing stirs up feelings she knows she cannot entertain.
Emerson is struggling to rise to his responsibilities after his father’s death. Though he is still learning his place, one thing he knows for certain is that he wants Olivia Wilde to be his wife. Emerson had long ago fallen in love with her quick wit, beauty, and passionate heart. Yet, without a title, he can never court Olivia openly. But he has a plan that may give him a chance to court her in secret.
As the Season kicks off, Emerson proposes a playful game of tag. Olivia’s friends are delighted by the idea, though Olivia is wary. After all, the game must be played in secret as they tag each other at dinners and balls. As the romance builds between Olivia and Emerson, so does the risk of being discovered. Not only are their reputations at stake, but so is their safety if Olivia’s strict father catches them at their games.
Can their love find a happily ever after before the game ends?
Games In a Ballroom Review
Jentry Flint’s debut novel is an entertaining romp through the Regency era. While many Regency romances I have read feel very traditional and sometimes formulaic, this one is chock full of games, stunts, and shenanigans, livening up what could be too many long evenings with the stuffy aristocracy.
Ms. Flint has done a great job of not only bringing to life our main characters but also highlighting their positions in London society and the ways in which they rebelled against it. From games of tag, to a laugh-out-loud stunt with a pig in a waistcoat (don’t miss this part!), Emerson and his cohorts have no end of game playing.
But all is not fun and games in this story, and Ms. Flint builds the tension well throughout the story, leading us to a nail-biting climax.
If you’re looking for an entertaining escape, you’ll enjoy Games in a Ballroom.
About the Author
Jentry Flint is a bookworm-turned-writer with the propensity to try just about anything. She has a true love of history and believes a good quote can fix most things. She lives in southern Utah with her husband and two daughters—who, naturally, she named after characters from books.
Her favorite things in life are flavored popcorn, her grandmother’s purple blanket, and curling up on the couch to watch a movie with her husband. Games in a Ballroom is her debut novel.
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