Love On The Line is the first book in the Vauxhall Voices series by Anabelle Bryant. Two things instantly attracted me to this book – the beautiful cover and the description. I love when a book includes Vauxhall, and this book puts Vauxhall and its entertainers on center stage! Lola York, a tightrope performer, meets Theodore Coventry, Earl of Essex, under tragic and mysterious circumstances. The two are thrown together and are soon embroiled in a mystery and develop feelings for one another.
I loved Lola and Theodore! Lola is independent, resourceful, and loyal. Theodore is an unconventional earl; he cares nothing for society or its gossip. It was refreshing that societal expectations didn’t deter Theodore’s feelings for Lola. The couple together was explosive, as bright as Vauxhall’s fireworks! I wanted this couple to succeed. I became invested in both Lola and Theodore’s struggles and victories, and that is an attribute of excellent writing.
I loved that this book takes place at Vauxhall. The backdrop and secondary characters greatly enhanced the story. I did feel the ending was abrupt, and everything resolved itself too easily. That being said, I truly enjoyed this book. I had read Anabelle Bryant before and enjoyed her Maidens Of Mayhem series. However, this book is my favorite. Anabelle Bryant has the beginnings of a unique, intriguing, passionate series. I can’t wait for Sophia’s book!
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advance copy of this book through BookSprout. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Release Date: January 17, 2023