Today’s book review features
Proposing Mischief by Regina Jennings.
Maisie Kentworth is stuck on the ranch. Having fallen in love with the wrong guy, she can’t risk inflaming things between her former beau and her protective family. Left to rue her mistakes, she keeps busy exploring the idle mine at the edge of their property.
Boone Bragg is also stuck. With his parents on vacation, the management of Bragg Mining falls on him, and one of his advisors wants him as a son-in-law. One wrong move, and Boone will end up either offending an associate or getting married to a woman he can’t endure.
While closing up a spent mine, Boone gets two surprises. One is an untamed farm girl who’s trespassing with a pickax, and the other is the amazing crystal cavern that she’s discovered. Suddenly Boone sees a way to overhaul the family business. With part of the cavern on Kentworth land, Boone makes Maisie a proposal that he hopes will solve all of their problems. Instead it throws Joplin into chaos.
Historical romance author Regina Jennings is a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University with a degree in English and a minor in history. She’s the winner of the National Reader’s Choice Award, and a Christy Award and Oklahoma Book of the Year Award finalist. Regina has worked at the Mustang News and at the Oklahoma National Stockyards. Her latest book, Courting Misfortune, is set in Joplin, Missouri, and received a Publisher’s Weekly starred review. She lives outside of Oklahoma City with her husband and four children and can be found online at www.reginajennings.com.
From Author Website
Proposing Mischief is the second book in Regina Jennings’s The Joplin Chronicles historical romance series.
I love marriage of convenience stories and the reasons behind Maisie and Boone’s deal make for an entertaining story. Together, they’re one of my favorite fictional couples! They bring something out in one another that makes them the best version of themselves. (I know, it might seem odd to say about fictional characters, but …)
While the mystery didn’t hold the unexpected twists I usually like, that didn’t detract from the story because of how Maisie an Boone figured out the mess. And whether they could do so in time was what kept me turning the pages. All together, I loved this story.
If you also enjoy marriage of convenience stories, then I recommend reading Proposing Mischief!
I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC guidelines.