Letitia Trentham is a wealthy heiress that has been turning down marriage proposals for years because she is gifted an ability from a faerie to be able to tell when someone is lying. Letty knows her suitors have only been after her money so she has no plans to marry. Icarus Reid has come to seek the help of Letitia when he hears of her ability to detect a lie although he doesn’t know that it comes from faerie magic.
Icarus had barely survived battle and now only lives for one thing, to find the man who betrayed him to the French. As Letty and Icarus team up to get to the truth Letty finds herself crossing all the lines, breaking the rules and doing things a lady would never do. During their time together Letty discovers the secrets that Icarus has kept and just what the battle had done to him.
Trusting Miss Trentham is the third book in the Baleful Godmother series by Emily Larkin. There is also the Fey Quartet series by Emily Larkin that is a series of novella prequels that give a look into the ancestors of the characters that we find in the Baleful Godmother series. It wouldn’t be completely necessary to read the prequels or other books in the series to understand a single read but it was nice to have read more depth into how the characters in all the books came about receiving their birthday wish from a faerie.
While I have enjoyed other books in these series this one was my least favorite only rating in at 2.5 stars. I’ve been enjoying the mix of historical romance with a bit of fantasy involved with the faerie magic being gifted to the female main characters however this particular time the gift of detecting lies seemed a bit boring really so that was one thing making this story drag.
On top of not being excited with the faerie gift involved I was not a fan of this particular couple. Icarus is suffering after being in battle so Letty quickly dove into the roll of nursemaid which wasn’t particularly appealing to me. But as time went on in the story it seemed that Letty was pushing and pushing and even crossed a boundary during the book which really didn’t sit well.
Overall, at 2.5 stars this has been my lowest rated book of Emily Larkin’s but I will continue on with the series and hope to find the next couple more to my liking.
I received a copy from the publisher via NetGalley.