A Tenuous Betrothal

About the Book:

A Tenuous Betrothal (Royal Regency Romance Book 3) by [Jen Geigle Johnson]

Title: A Tenuous Betrothal
Series: A Royal Regency Romance #3
Author: Jen Geigle Johnson
Publisher: Covenant Communications
Release Date: August 8th, 2022
Genre: Historical Romance

Rhianna Davies is well-acquainted with heartache after the painful loss of her parents. At the arrival of her ghastly uncle, she is brought even lower: Rhi has been banished from her family’s estate home and must rely on the kindness of her tightly knit Welsh miners for help. Without the protective love of her parents, Rhi has no illusions that hers will be a happy ending—until an addendum to her father’s will arrives in the hands of a prince.

Marc Wilhelm, Prince of Oldenburg, is in Wales with one purpose: to claim his betrothed. A long-ago promise between their fathers forges an indelible link between Rhi and Marc, but there remains just one problem: neither wants to marry a stranger. With no remaining ties to Wales, Rhi agrees to accompany Marc to Oldenburg, where he will forfeit their betrothal so she may have her pick of husbands. But their journey takes them down unexpected paths, from the depths of a Welsh mine to the marriage mart of London to a warm reception in Oldenburg. Rhi and Marc discover that their connection and their challenges run deeper than either anticipated, but whether from their own hesitations or from danger that threatens without, the couple might be thwarted before they can even begin the happily ever after they so richly deserve.

Book Review:

This was a sweet book! The characters were a lot of fun and full of life. A Tenuous Betrothal is the third book in Jen Giegle Johnson’s Royal Regency series. I have really liked Johnson’s other books so I was excited to try this one out. I haven’t read the first two but I was still able to enjoy this one!

Rhianna Davies was just trying to get by. She was trying to help the workers under her family’s mines, but her uncle had taken control upon her father’s death. Rhi was struggling, ans she didn’t know what to do. But then she finds herself betrothed to a prince who doesn’t want to marry her but may be the answer to her problems. Prince Marc Wilhelm is only in Wales to find his betrothed and hopefully break their engagement without upsetting his father. However as he spends more time with Rhi, he finds a woman to admire and maybe even love. 

I liked Rhi and her spark. She was fearless and kind. There were times when she was a bit impulsive and got on my nerves, but I still enjoyed reading about her. She was a character that I could connect with and someone that I wanted to find a happy ending. It was fun to read about Rhi as she learned to find herself and even trust Marc that he was the kind of man who wanted to help. But Rhi would have to learn how much she was willing to risk for love and if love was worth all of the potential heartache.

Oh, Marc. He tried so hard to protect his heart. I did like Marc, he had me from the beginning. He was kind and noble, but he was not looking to get married. Rhi was an obstacle that he did not know how to deal with. But it was a lot of fun to read about him falling for Rhi and trying to fight his feelings. Marc had to learn to trust others and that falling in love wasn’t a bad thing. He needed to see that it was okay to ask for help. 

Rhi and Marc had an easy chemistry that made it fun to read about them. Their romance was gradual and I think that it fit the characters. They struggled through their feelings but it didn’t feel rushed. I liked the plot and I was drawn into the story, but it did take me a bit to really get invested. So while it was more of a slower start for me, I would still recommend this book. The side characters, Marc’s brothers, were also a wonderful addition and I am excited for their books.

A Tenuous Betrothal was a great book and I would recommend it to those who enjoy regency novels with royalty. A Tenuous Betrothal is a clean regency romance book. 

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher through Netgalley. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, a positive review was not required.


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