Too Good To Be True by Kristen Ashley
Standalone romantic mystery.
Kristen Ashley has been my favorite author for about 12 years now. I have read *almost* all of her books except the last two in the Ghosts & Reincarnation series. Why? because I am so not into the fancy, stuffy British estates. So please know my preconceived opinions for this review, because Too Good To Be True is all about a fancy, stuffy British estate.
Daphne Ryan is a billionaire heiress who, with her young stepmom, is going to an English manor house in the middle of nowhere for a week. Her spoiled sister Portia, with whom she is not very close, has insisted they come to Duncroft House to meet her boyfriend David’s family. Daphne is also her sister’s trustee, and Portia wants to get into her trust account.
Ian Alcott is David’s older brother who was also there for the week. Ian isn’t a fan of his role in the aristocracy and has made his own fortune, but he is the official owner of the estate. He wasn’t thrilled to be there until he laid eyes on their guest.
“I’m not a game player,” I warned.
“I know this about you.”
“Can I assume you’ve investigated me…us?”
“You’re a size eighteen and you have very good taste in underwear and very poor taste in men.”
Duncroft House has had lots of “accidental” deaths over the generations and was rumored to be haunted so when strange things started happening to Daphne, it sparked an investigation not only into the current happenings but the past ones as well. Too Good To Be True kind of felt like a game of Clue with multiple mysteries and a little romance thrown in.
- I loved Daphne and her stepmom as well.
- Ian was sexy AF and I liked him as well.
- She was a size 18 and it wasn’t a major thing, she was still gorgeous and sexy.
- I loved the romance between Daphne and Ian.
- I was bored. It’s a HUGE house and each room had its own theme and we got in-depth descriptions of each.
- We didn’t only have a current romance and mystery, but several more from years past and I had trouble keeping track of who was who in the past.
- So much house and family history!
- There were way more characters I didn’t like than ones I did.
The Down & Dirty:
Rating: 3.5 Stars, 3 flames
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