Ana Maria and The Fox
by Liana De La Rosa
Rating: 5/5 stars
Well this book was a delicious little surprise I was not expecting.
I admit, I may have picked this one up based on the pretty cover alone …. (I may be suffering from a weakness for beautiful shiny covers thank you very much). That being said this beautiful gem of a cover not only had a gorgeous candy coated outside but a decadent, rich, and flavorful inside!
This book was magical! Taking place in foggy London, Ana Maria arrives on the run with her two sisters her father having sent them away due to it being too dangerous for them to stay in Mexico. After being thrown into the limelight Ana Maria and her sisters struggle to adjust to life in London after engaging in a wave of gatherings, balls, and social calls but must admit they are beginning to enjoy the small slice of freedom London has offered them.
Enter Gideon…. (my LOVE). Proper, posed, collected Gideon is on a mission and no one is going to distract him from his political goals… that is until Ana Maria sweeps into the room and steals all of his focus 😉
I must say I was not expecting to love the ABSOLUTE SLOW BURN in this book!!! Every touch, every interaction was so composed and so lingering with underlying attraction that I was DYING from anticipation and could not turn the pages fast enough. The soft love that develops between these two is addicting to watch unfold and I was throughly engaged until the very end!!
I mean the straight up CHEMISTRY between these two was so perfectly plotted that I could not help but route for them and yearn for them all at the same time. I appreciated the way it took its time to unravel, toss in high political stakes, and witty supportive interactions with Ana Marias sisters and I was completely enthralled the whole time!!!
Overall it’s safe to say my expectations were completely blown out of the water with this one and I love how Mexican history was incorporated throughout the book. Not to mention I am now 100% invested in her sisters flirtations with Captain Dawson and the Duke of Mitchell and I NEED the next books already!!!
If your looking for a slow burn, sweet, enthralling romance with a touch of history than I highly recommend this book! So good!!
What about you all? Read any good romance books? Any historicals? LMK in the comments below!