A Daring Pursuit by Kate Bateman

Title:  A Daring Pursuit
Series:  Ruthless Rivals, book 2
Author: Kate Bateman
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Genre:  Romance  
Format:  Kindle
No. of Pages: 317
Date of Publication:  24 May, 2022
My Rating:  4 Stars

My Thoughts 

The Montgomery and Davies families  have been in a feud spanning centuries. Tristan Montgomery is a buttoned-up man who’s recently been looking for a wife; preferably someone who won’t cause his emotions any upheaval. Enter Carys Davies - a young woman who has tried to shun both love and marriage, doing her best to deter potential suitors. Only one man has ever touched her heart - Tristan. After some discussion they decide to embark on a one week affair. One week only. But Tristan Montgomery has never not thought of Carys and passions ignite. 

I really love a well done enemies-to-lovers story and A Daring Pursuit was just that. This was just fantastic. All the way around, an excellently told and utterly enjoyable tale. 

When I began reading this, I was unaware that it was part of a series - I’m glad that it is, because now I can’t wait to read the first book and other stories by the author! I absolutely adored this one ❤️

aARC kindly provided by St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley. Opinions shared are my own.


The Davies and Montgomery families have been locked in an ancient feud. But it’s a thin line between love and hate in Kate Bateman's A Daring Pursuit.

Carys Davies is doing everything in her power to avoid marriage. Staying single is the only way to hide the secret that could ruin her—and her family—if it was revealed. For the past two seasons she’s scandalized the 
ton with her outrageous outfits and brazen ways in a futile bid to deter potential suitors. Outwardly confident and carefree, inside she’s disillusioned with both men and love. There’s only one person who’s never bought her act—the only man who makes her heart race: Tristan Montgomery, one of her family’s greatest rivals.

Wickedly proper architect Tristan needs a respectable woman to wed, but he’s never stopped wanting bold, red-headed Carys. When she mockingly challenges him to show her what she’s missing by not getting married, Tristan shocks them both by accepting her indecent proposal: one week of clandestine meetings, after which they’ll go their separate ways. But kissing each other is almost as much fun as arguing, and their affair burns hotter than either of them expects. When they find themselves embroiled in a treasonous plot, can they trust each other with their hearts, their secrets…and their lives?


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