Blog Tour Book Review: Damsel in Distress? by Kristina O’Grady

A chance meeting that could scandalise the ton!


19th century England. Harriet is running for her life, chased by three men on horseback through Hyde Park. Knocked unconscious, everything goes black…

Philip, Baron Eaglestone, has never seen such a beautiful damsel in distress. And he’s even more intrigued when she opens her eyes, and begins to speak. Because this irresistible woman can only remember her first name, and has no knowledge as to who was trying to kill her… or where she is!

As Philip cares for Harriet, their attraction burns… and neither can shake the feeling that their chance meeting was truly a moment out of time. But if her memory returns, Harriet will be faced with a question. Will she return home or could it be that family is where her heart is – with a Regency rake!


Thanks go to the publisher for this review copy and to Leah for organising the blog tour! This is the second book in the Time Travel to Regency England series, but reads perfectly well as a stand alone.

Firstly, I want to point out that I really did enjoy this book. It was an easy read, with a fun story line and likable characters.

The reason that this only gets a 3.5 is that certain things lacked a little believably. No, I’m not talking about the time travelling, that’s fine. I think what got me most was that Harriet woke up in a place she didn’t know, around people she’d never met, with no recollection of who she was apart from her first name, with unknown men trying to kill her… and didn’t seem all that bothered. The further we got into the story, the more she wanted to know, but generally, I find it hard to believe that she didn’t seriously need to know, from the second you wake up with your memory wiped. Just me? Maybe. But, while there were the odd comment thrown in that she wished she remembered, I didn’t actually get that from the character, her thoughts or her actions. For me that just took  away a lot of the depth of the story – I couldn’t get my head around it.

However, as I said before, it really is a fun read, and I will still be looking to read the previous Time Travel to Regency England installment, Debutantes Don’t Date. I really enjoyed watching the relationship between Harriet and Philip develop, and it left you with the warm, squishy feeling I love chick lit for. Perhaps others are a little less pedantic than I am, and won’t be bothered by what I said above, so that’s just me.

If you love chick lit – especially if it’s with a twist – then I definitely recommend this for a quick and easy read.

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Release date: 30 September 2014
Publisher: Carina UK
Amazon UK
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