With this Ring

With This RingElektra Worthington was set out to help her family from ruin and that meant to find a lord to marry. She had created a plan to kidnap the lord and get him to marry her, though it will not go as she planned.

Lord Aaron Arbogast was going to see his grandfather but will be stopped when he is kidnapped by a young woman. He will be intrigued by this woman and pretend to be a servant. Aaron will find himself staying longer by Elektra’s side than he had intended.

With This Ring is the third book to the series Wicked Worthington by Celeste Brandley. I really liked this book. I was immediately grabbed into the story because it was crazy. The story starts off with Elektra kidnapping a man with a title so she could safe her family from ruin. Though she will find out she kidnapped the wrong man, although that is not the case as Aaron is a lord and is only pretending to be a servant. The situation is comical but the devious situation will come back to haunt Aaron later.

I thought that Elektra was very calculating but she was not cruel. She knew how to get what she wanted and it wasn’t just for her benefit, it was for her family. Aaron was a good man in a bad situation. I kind of liked that he lied about his identity as it gave him a chance to get to know Elektra better.

The story of Aaron’s past will come out and I wasn’t surprised by the story. You knew that it was not in Aaron’s character to be all that the rumors had stated. I liked how in the end it was all handled and the final scene I thought was perfect. It showed that Worthington side of Elektra perfectly.

I will be on the look out for the next book,Orion’s, but that will have to wait as it comes out in May of 2016.

With this Ring by Amanda Quick

Beatrice Poole may be a vicar’s daughter, but that doesn’t mean she’s a stranger to the darker passions.  Indeed, she knows enough about gothic terrors to have carved out a highly successful career penning “horrid novels.”  But now the talented authoress finds herself in the midst of an ominous adventure that rivals anything she’s ever written.

Her beloved Uncle Reggie is dead, his house has been ransacked, and Beatrice suspects that he was murdered-all because of his keen interest in a fabled treasure that may not even exist.  Rumors abound that the Forbidden Rings of Aphrodite, said to give their possesor the most unnatural powers, have surfaced in London.  Yet Beatrice needs more than rumors to uncover the truth.  That’s why she’s braved the wilds of Devon to seek out a leading authority of antiquities and ancient legends: the famously eccentric, unquestionably reclusive, possibly dangerous Earl of Monkcrest, a man believed to dabble in the supernatural.

But bearding the Mad Monk of Monkcrest in his den and dangling the possibility of uncovering a fabulous artifact before him may be the biggest mistake of Beatrice’s life.  For suddenly she finds herself joined in an uneasy alliance with a man who is every bit as fascinating as one of the heros in her novel.

Five minutes in her company-that’s all it takes for Leo Drake to realize that never has he met a woman more stubborn, more infuriating…or more likely to rescue him from boredom than the alluring Beatrice Poole.  So when the daring widow insists upon haring off after a mythic treasure that has no doubt lured any number of  men to their doom, Leo refuses to let her go alone.  Yet keeping Beatrice out of mischief-and in his arms-won’t necessarily keep her safe.  For somewhere in the netherworld of London, a villain lurks, waiting for the loves to unearth the Forbidden Rings-knowing that when they do, that day will be their last.

This is one of the books in the Vanza series by Quick.  They are addicting to read.

I liked the characters.  Beatrice is indeed a widow not playing one but is passionate with her writing of horrid novels which is fantastic.  Leo is fascinating with his new view on life as Beatrice shows up.  He is still a man who does what he wants but now he wants to help Beatrice.

I love their passion which is thrown into the book at the very beginning and how it escalates as the situations because more dangerous.

It is intriguing how the rings are the main mystery behind the book.  Interesting to find out the mystery at the end and to see what was causing all the problems.

Quick delivers With This Ring with her normal style of writing, witty characters, intriguing plot, danger, passion and a little mystery.