Before the Kiss by Jayne Fresina
Also by this author: The Wicked Wedding of Miss Ellie Vyne, Once Upon a Kiss
Series: Book Club Belles Society #0.5
Also in this series: Once Upon a Kiss, How to Rescue a Rake
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Genres: Adult, Historical, Historical Romance, Romance
Source: Personal Collection
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An original novella introducing Jayne Fresina's charming, delightfully naughty new Regency Romance series. In the sleepy village of Hawcombe Prior, the five young ladies of the Book Club Belles Society are looking for their own leading men. When handsome, mysterious Darius Wainwright strolls into town, the Book Club Belles are instantly smitten with his brooding good looks and prideful demeanor. It's as if he walked out of the pages of their favorite new novel, a scandalous romance called Pride and Prejudice. But Miss Justina Penny has a secret – she's met this arrogant, brooding bachelor before. In Bath. The town, not the tub. Although, she was naked... - GoodReads
Before the Kiss by Jayne Fresina fills in the blanks for us. In Once Upon a Kiss we hear the story of how Darius Wainwright first met Justina Penny. It is quite the first meeting!
I have to say that I am glad I got this book for free (and it probably still is!). This novella doesn’t really add any new information to the story. We already know from Once Upon a Kiss that Darius and Justina’s introduction to one another was far from average.
Before the Kiss was a nice read to get myself reacquainted with the girls of Hawcombe Prior. It was a pleasant way to spend the afternoon.