Just a quick review for this one, as Mr Hunt, I Presume is a short novella.
Book: Mr Hunt, I Presume by Valerie Bowman
Read before: No
Ownership: E-ARC provided by NetGalley free of charge for fair review. All opinions my own.
I didn’t realise when I picked this up that it was so far into the storyline! It’s book 10.5 of the series, so plenty has already happened, but although references are made to past characters, this stands alone perfectly well. Mr Hunt, I Presume is a sweet second-chance romance – matchmaking Lucy hires a governess who used to be engaged to Lucy’s brother, with the intention of working out what went wrong all those years ago. Erienne Stone thinks she can cope with the occasional sighting of Collin – he’s allowed to visit his sister, after all – but she’s not expecting him to arrive at the same time she does, and the feelings they’ve both been repressing for years are very hard to conceal.
I loved Collin and Erienne together! The flashbacks to them as lovestruck teenagers were adorable, as were the scenes of them trying to deny their feelings for each other in the present. There’s only 110 pages in the story, so nothing is too drawn out or angsty, and you’re left feeling warm and smiley as they finally find their Happy Ever After. There’s plenty of humour and warmth in the writing, and it’s left me wanting to check out more by the author. Four out of five cats!