For years, Miss Felicia Murdock’s every thought and action have been in pursuit of becoming a minister’s wife. When the minister she’d set her sights on has other ideas, she decides something in her life needs to change–and soon–before she wastes any more time pretending to be someone she’s not. If that means spreading her wings and embracing a more lively way of life, who’s to say nay?
Grayson Sumner, Lord Sefton, has had more than enough of spreading his wings and only hopes to settle into the life of a respectable New York gentleman. Prompted by some friends to lift the spirits of the disappointed-in-love Miss Murdock, he is surprised to encounter an adventurous young lady with an unfortunate knack for stumbling into troublesome situations.
Just as Grayson decides he’s had quite enough of her antics, his past comes back to haunt him and his presence in Felicia’s life endangers her. As they work together to extricate themselves from this latest complication, will Grayson and Felicia decide they want to spend the rest of their lives keeping one another out of trouble?
Well Jen Turano is back with her newest book A Talent for Trouble. I must say i was pleasantly surprised. A Talent for Trouble is Turano’s third book in the Ladies of Distinction Series. It is also the best so far.
We pick up Felicia and Grayson’s story right after Felicia’s heart is broken. The man she “loves” has married another. Grayson is still struggling with his past and how it could still affect his future. Felicia has called everything she has known for the past four years into question as she embarks on a journey of self discovery. A journey that could land her in jail, cause her mother to have a nervous breakdown, have her friends question her mental capacity, oh and just maybe land a husband.
Grayson just wants to settle down with his daughter Ming and forget about his past. That is until his past catches up with him while he is trying to protect Felicia. So now he has to face all the wrong he has done again, hoping he doesn’t lose the girl in the process.
This book is wonderfully written. It has the perfect balance of romance, humor, and danger. Oh and maybe a little bit of cross dressing!! The supporting characters from the previous books are all here again and make such wonderful contributions to this book as well. You almost feel like you are just part of this click. Turano just has a knack for writing that isn’t too heavy yet manages to keep the story flowing at a pace that never leaves me bored.
From what I can gather as well, the next in The Ladies of Distinction series comes out summer of next year. (oh it happens to also deal with the characters I have been waiting for….Zayne and Agatha!!!) So based on how well Turano seems to be improving with every book, I really am looking forward to reading the next one.
I received this book from Bethany House Publishing in exchange for my honest review. No other goods were exchanged.