I enjoyed this opposites-attract romance. Lord Matthew Foxford and Lady Purity Diamond are night and day different. Matthew is a notorious rake, and Purity epitomizes etiquette and manners. These two clash at their first meeting, yet their passionate connection is undeniable.
Purity’s love of societal rules and correct behavior is almost an obsession. Matthew has a very long list of past indiscretions and rowdy behavior, but when Matthew encounters Purity, he is instantly enamored. At first, I felt Matthew liked Purity because she was a challenge; however, that turned into the desire to become a better man. I felt Purity needed to relax a little! I couldn’t relate to Purity because I am her opposite, but I enjoyed reading the parts where Purity’s world got turned upside down by Matthew.
The plot was straightforward; however, there were questions and intrigue not answered until close to the ending that kept my focus. The story had a medium pace, and I liked how the book was divided equally between Matthew and Purity’s points of view. The couple’s chemistry was undeniable and fun to read.
Purity is the second book in the Diamonds Of The First Water series. This series follows the romantic adventures of the Diamond siblings. Each sibling has a distinct, vivid personality. Sydney Jane Baily has created a beautifully vivid world featuring an endearing, passionate family. Purity was an entertaining, easy-to-read romance.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advance copy of this book through Wolf Publishing. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Release Date: June 9, 2022