Title: The Truth about Leo
Author: Katie MacAlister
Publication Date: August 2014 (Kindle Edition)
There are times I come across books and I feel like either the Author was told they needed to write the book, or they rushed it. This is one of those times. The main characters seem interesting, but we learn hardly anything about them. The minor characters for the most part are characters from the other books, which is nice. I found it readable, but perhaps not one I would feel like I missed out on something by not reading it.
The main characters of this novel, the fourth in the Noble series, are Leo Mortimer and Dagmar Sophie. She’s an impoverished princess whose cousin is the Prince regent of Denmark. Prince Frederick (actual person in history) is tired of taking care of his cousin (and Dagmar is, from the accounts of her mother, a thorn in Frederick’s side) and tells her to find her way to family, or she will be sent to a French Convent. Instead she marries a wounded soldier, Leo Mortimer, and gets transportation to England where she plans to go into business as a shop owner.
Most of the book deals with the two in almost a honeymoon like phase. They get over their respective issues with what happened rather quickly. Some of the books conversations are a little hard to follow because there are so many people in them, and some are even multiple conversations occurring at the same.
It does have its moments, though. MacAlister has a knack for funny dialogue and banter. I just find this novel to not be one of her best.
Also the B plot mystery about Dalton’s nephew is missing quite a few pieces. I feel like there is two stories, trying to fit into one book and failing to do so.