Lady Georgina Hawthorne has worked tirelessly to seal her place as the Incomparable for her debut season. At her first London ball, she hopes to snag the attention of an earl.
With money and business connections, but without impeccable bloodlines, Colin McCrae is invited everywhere but accepted nowhere. When he first encounters the fashionable Lady Georgina, he's irritated by his attraction to a woman who concerns herself only with status and appearance.
What Colin doesn't know is that Georgina's desperate social aspirations are driven by the shameful secret she harbors. Association with Colin McCrae is not part of Georgina's plan, but as their paths continue to cross, they both must decide if the realization of their dreams is worth the sacrifices they must make.
So many mixed emotions before starting this book. I have really enjoyed Kristi Ann Hunters A Noble Masquerade and the novella before it. They are some of my favorite novels. So when I saw she had a new novel out I was really excited....but then I realized it was about Georgina, and well, I didn't like her...at all..in the other books. So...my excitement dimmed a little, but Hunter is such a great author I figured it would be worth the read. Plus, it's a really lovely cover :)
So, was it worth the read? Yes...yes it was. But, it did take me a little to get into the novel because it took a while for me to to warm up to Georgina. In fact, since this novel parallels A Noble Masquerade I went and reread that before I got too far into this one :) Once I started to see that Georgina wasn't the spoiled brat that she tried to make herself appear it got more interesting. I really loved Colin though. Especially the scene when Marsh gets punched :)
Is this really a stand alone novel? Probably not. I think it would be too confusing to not have the whole background. But if you've read A Noble Masquerade I would definitely read this story to get the full picture. Plus, it is just really satisfying.
Title: An Elegant Facade
Author: Kristi Ann Hunter
Publisher: Bethany House
Published: July 2016
Source: I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.