eARC review: A Daring Pursuit by Kate Bateman

A Daring Pursuit (Ruthless Rivals, #2)

A Daring Pursuit

(Ruthless Rivals #2)


Kate Bateman

 4.26  ·   Rating details ·  98 ratings  ·  73 reviews

The Davies and Montgomery families have been locked in an ancient feud. But it’s a thin line between love and hate in Kate Bateman’s A Daring Pursuit.

Carys Davies is doing everything in her power to avoid marriage. Staying single is the only way to hide the secret that could ruin her—and her family—if it was revealed. For the past two seasons she’s scandalized the ton with her outrageous outfits and brazen ways in a futile bid to deter potential suitors. Outwardly confident and carefree, inside she’s disillusioned with both men and love. There’s only one person who’s never bought her act—the only man who makes her heart race: Tristan Montgomery, one of her family’s greatest rivals.

Wickedly proper architect Tristan needs a respectable woman to wed, but he’s never stopped wanting bold, red-headed Carys. When she mockingly challenges him to show her what she’s missing by not getting married, Tristan shocks them both by accepting her indecent proposal: one week of clandestine meetings, after which they’ll go their separate ways. But kissing each other is almost as much fun as arguing, and their affair burns hotter than either of them expects. When they find themselves embroiled in a treasonous plot, can they trust each other with their hearts, their secrets…and their lives?

My review:

This was my first book by this author. I immediately put the first book on hold from library after I finished. I didn’t realize this was book two but you don’t have to read in order.

Historical romance isn’t normally my cup of tea anymore. A Daring Pursuit was kind of like a hidden retelling of Ten things I hate about you.

Carys was like Kat and I loved her character.

I also loved Tristan and their banter they had together. I loved the ballroom quotes right before they had a chase towards end of book. I don’t want to spoil that specifically.
This whole book was just endearing to me and I loved every bit of it. And I couldn’t stop gushing about it already.

I also read this almost in a whole day. It wasn’t one sitting, but it was within one 24 hour window if you count starting time.

I might have to check this genre out again because I definitely am here for this book. Love, love, loved it!

Wish there were more words to describe how awesome it is.

Thank you so much Netgalley and publishers for allowing me chance to read and review.

Book review will probably be up on blog over next week or so.

Five stars easily due to the fact that I read this almost in one day, gained interest in the historical romance genre and I immediately checked out and read the first book. It’s definitely one of my top ten for this year.


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