I don’t remember the last time I read a romantic historical and I forget how fun and entertaining they can be, although I lean more towards contemporary. Don’t recall if I’ve read Patricia Bray, but she definitely had an impact on me with her “An Unlikely Alliance”.


A gypsy fortune-teller, Mademoiselle Magda has created quiet a stir with her predictions. Lot of her patrons may be charmed with her, but Lord Kerrigan has his doubts, yet one of her predictions actually has him question her skill and integrity. As he starts spending more time with her and makes himself invade her personal space, danger seems to creep between Lord Kerrigan and Magda. Trying to get to the bottom of a villainous plan puts Magda in danger and brings into the protective folds of Lord Kerrigan.

A charming and entertaining story, Magda and Kerrigan keep us captivated with their witty banter, sassy behavior and sublime passion. A definite read and adding one more author to my list.

Received an ARC from Diversion Books via NetGalley for an honest review.