Alyssa Drake does it again! I could not put this book down either. I am absolutely in awe at how wonderfully written they are. I can tell you if you start the first book you will not be able to stop. The second book in this series An Imperfect Engagement is even better than the first. The twists and turns of trying to solve the mystery delve into only more questions than answers. This book ended on a note that made me want to scream at the author, I need to know what happens I need to know who it is. I need to know. The first book really just made you fall in love with the characters, and while this book had moments of introducing people and making you love or hate them, it was more so about the mystery that climaxed in the first book. However this book also ends on a cliffhanger. Have I mentioned before how much I absoulutely hate cliffhangers? I am an extremely impatient person and I want to know what happens and I want to know now! Aside from that this book was another one knocked right out of the park. I couldn’t put this book down, and as much as I now love Alyssa Drake I also hate her for making me wait to find out what happens next. My biggest complaint is that these books aren’t longer! I can only hope this is a trilogy as my poor mind can not handle another cliff hanger praying for a happy ending, and some actual answers, instead of half answers. I am so invested in these characters, they really just come to life, and I can see this being a very long very amazing series of books (but please answer who the killer is please please please in the next book xP). Everyone is unique but similar, and I am rooting for each and every one of them. I honestly can’t wait to find out more, and I would definitely read a book 4 with different main characters and the questions from the first 3 books mostly wrapped up. I mean there are plenty of other single characters that can be paired off ;p (Can you tell I am anxiously awaiting anything else from this author). I can not believe that these are the first books Alyssa Drake has had published, she is an author to remember and follow. I am very honored that she allowed me to be a part of her ARC team. I am honestly in love with these books, so much so that I will be buying them, and everything else she comes out with. These books really don’t fit any specific mold, they are entirely their own class, and they are absolutely amazing!

Happy reading until next time!





Kidnapped by the man who murdered her father, nearly beaten to death and severely poisoned; so far, Samantha Hastings’ engagement to Lord Benjamin Westwood has been tumultuous at best.

The killer revels his venomous, revenge plot had assistance, the Hastings and Westwood families must band together to defend themselves against a new threat. Samantha develops a risky plan to draw the accomplice out of hiding, but this scheme may cost her more than she is willing to sacrifice.

The masked ball approaching and Samantha may not survive until her wedding day because – by the end of the evening – at least one person will die….





About the Author:


Award winning author Alyssa Drake has been creating stories since she could read, preferring to construct her own bedtime tales instead of reading the titles in her bookshelves. Enraptured with all types of writing, Alyssa has tried her hand at short stories, collaborations and poetry. However, her first love has always been books. She thoroughly enjoys strong heroines and often laughs aloud when visualizing conversations between her characters.

Alyssa graduated from the University of the Pacific, with a B.S. in business and a concentration in French literature. Currently she resides in Northern California with her blended family, where she works full-time at a chocolate factory.

She believes everyone is motivated by love of someone or something. One of her favorite diversions is fabricating stories about strangers surrounding her on public transportation. Alyssa can often be found madly scribbling notes on a train or daydreaming out the window as the scenery whips past.

An Imperfect Engagement, Alyssa’ sophomore novel, is the follow-up to her debut novel, A Perfect Plan (which won Obsessed by Book’s 2016 Indie Award for Best Historical Read). Both novels are historical romantic suspense (love & murder in 1850’s England).

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