Another great book by A. S. Fenichel! One of my all-time favorite authors! A Lady’s Past is a fast-paced regency romance that is an exciting adventure. It is the fourth book in the Everton Domestic Society series but can easily be read as a standalone. However, if you have read the other books in the series (which I recommend all of them, see my reviews first , second , third ) it is a joy to spend more time with the previous characters. Lady Honoria and a beloved uncle have a stronger presence in this book which make it so much more fun.
Jacques and Diana’s story becomes increasingly difficult the more time they spend together, yet they can’t seem to stay away. Jacques was recently betrayed by a romantic partner yet finds the ability to trust Diana who clearly has secrets. Diana is being hunted by French spies for her father’s brilliant work. Jacques also recently escaped France, and with the good help of his friends, was able to help his family escape as well. Diana doesn’t know if she can trust Jacques, the Frenchman. Jacques doesn’t know if he can trust Diana because she is so evasive. The friction is so well defined in the plot that it leaves the reader begging for them to finally fall for each other.
I highly recommend this book for adult reader fans of regency romances with a kick of adventure. I would advise caution to readers who may be triggered or offended by: foul language, violence, kidnapping, murder, and sexually explicit scenarios.
Please note: an electronic Advanced Reader Copy of this book was generously provided by the publisher via NetGalley (thank you!).