Novella Review: Down the Aisle by Christine Bell


Down the Aisle (A Dare Me Novella) (Entangled Brazen)

May Contain Spoilers


I don’t get to read many Brazen titles because my reading schedule is jam-packed with releases from Entangled’s other lines. When I saw that Down the Aisle dealt with fertility issues, I immediately wanted to read it.  I haven’t read many titles dealing with this issue, so I was curious to see how Christine Bell handled Lacey’s disappointment that she can’t get pregnant.

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Meet Daphne Honeycote from Anne Barton’s Once She Was Tempted

Please welcome special guest Daphne Honeycote to the virtual offices this morning.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Describe yourself in five words or less.

[Daphne Honeycote] Secretive, loyal, resilient, caring, and passionate.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you share a typical day in the life of Daphne Honeycote?

[Daphne Honeycote] Before my sister married a duke, a typical day involved caring for my sick mother in our tiny apartment, begging the apothecary for her medicine, and figuring out where our next meal would come from. Now…it seems like everything has changed. I wear silk ball gowns, have a lady’s maid, and live in Mayfair. On the inside though, I’m still a poor girl from St. Giles—who’s crippled by a shameful secret.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What three words come to mind when you think of Ben?

[Daphne Honeycote] Infuriating; sinfully attractive.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What do you find most exasperating about him?

[Daphne Honeycote] That he says whatever he’s thinking, even when it’s impolite. He pushes away the people who care about him and refuses to let anyone help him—especially me. And yet, I know there’s a goodness deep inside him.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] If you could change one thing you’ve done in your life, what would it be?

[Daphne Honeycote] I don’t have any regrets, not even posing for the scandalous portraits. To help the people I love, I’d do it all again.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What’s one thing you won’t leave home without?

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