Appointment in Bath by Mimi Matthews is the 4th story in the Somerset Stories series. While this could be read as a standalone, I would highly recommend reading the entire series because all of the stories are not only great, but it will add so much more depth to this story.
Appointment in Bath is everything I’ve come to expect from a Mimi Matthews story. The forbidden romance between Ivo and Meg was very sweet. I liked how they became friends first. Both characters were very likable which made me root for them from the start. There were times that they were both a bit immature, but that makes sense considering their ages, Meg is only 18 and Ivo is 23. Without giving away anything, I liked how Ms. Matthews wrote Meg’s father in this story.
I’m looking forward to the next story in this series. If you’re looking for a well written sweet, clean romance, this is the story for you!
*I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own. This is a clean read, but there is a small amount of mild language.
A chance meeting between the sheltered daughter and the forward-thinking son of rival Victorian families sparks a forbidden romance in USA Today bestselling author Mimi Matthews’s fourth book in her acclaimed Somerset Stories series.
Shy and stammering Meg Burton-Smythe has spent the whole of her life living on the fringes of local society. She’s more comfortable with her daydreams than she is with people. But when a dashing, golden-haired hero rides to her rescue one morning, she dares to hope that her dreams might finally come true. There’s only one problem: her handsome rescuer is the son of her father’s sworn enemy.
Ivo Beresford doesn’t believe in clinging to the past. Freshly returned from a lengthy grand tour, he’s looking to the future, eager to spearhead the building of a new railway extension in Somersetshire. But an unexpected encounter with Meg Burton-Smythe, the isolated only daughter of his parents’ oldest foe, sets the past and the future colliding.
Resolved to put ancient grudges to rest—at least where innocent young ladies are concerned—Ivo encourages lonely Meg to embark on a secret friendship. After all, what harm can a friendship do? It isn’t as though there’s any danger of the two of them falling in love…