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A Tip of the Cap

(London League #3)

4.31  ·  Rating details ·  753 ratings  ·  77 reviews

With Cap in hand...

Malcolm Colerain, Earl of Montgomery, needs a wife. He has four children, a peerage, and a demanding secret occupation as a member of the London League; all of which give him a fulfilling life, so a proper marriage of convenience is all he seeks. But when he meets Elizabeth Owens, things begin to change. Distance becomes difficult, convenience become

Kindle Edition, 299 pages
Published February 1st 2019 by Phase Publishing
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I liked this one, good characters and storyline. I picked this one up without reading the synopsis which was great, I liked the surprises along the way and watching things play out. This is book three in the Longon League series, but stood well on its own. I liked Malcome and Beth, both were likable characters and a good fit for each other. I found Beth to be a little too perfect at times. I liked their realationship and how it evolves.

Content: Clean. Closed door intimacy between married cou
Oh! this book was like eating a big piece of Chocolate cake with raspberry sauce dripped all over. A cake that has no calories and leaves you feeling light and fluffy and happy. I love arraigned marriage stories and this one was so fun to read. Cap thought he had it all figured out until Beth comes along and shakes his whole world. I loved these two characters and enjoyed there love story so much. They go threw so difficult things that tugged at my heart. Beth is one of my favorite leading ladie ...more
Feb 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Malcolm Colerain, Earl of Montgomery (Monty to his friends), Cap to the members of the London League needs to find a wife. Not because he wants one, but for the sake of his four young children; they need a mother. Although it's been more than two years since his wife Caroline died, he's still not ready to move on. Every day felt as painful as the first, and for a man accustomed to such self-control, it was too much. That sentence tells us so much about this man.

Beth Owens is the youngest of 10 c
Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)
I loved the complicated dynamics of Malcolm and Beth as they yearn for each other and struggle with their feelings. Malcolm is especially angst-ridden as he still grieves for his first wife and finds himself falling for Beth. She is perfect for him and his children, and she is patient as she works to discover the hidden layers of Malcolm. His secret life as an agent provides him an escape and distraction from his familial circumstances and often runs when Beth gets too close. I liked seeing the ...more
Lisa  (Bookworm Lisa)
This was a satisfying read for me. I am enjoying the "London League" books. Each tells a story of a member of the League, a group of titled gentlemen who spy for their country.

This is a book of a marriage of convenience that becomes inconvenient when the characters develop feelings for each other. I loved the characters. My heart was really taken by the adorable children, particularly the little girls who are trying to become fairies.
Carrie Schmidt (Reading is My SuperPower)
Whew! Don’t mind me. I’m still fanning over here from the sizzling chemistry & passion between Malcolm and Beth. I so adore marriage-of-convenience stories (when done right) because there is all this delicious tension and longing that is only staying bottled up because of agreements made for a ‘name-only’ relationship at the outset, agreements that become tenuous at best once they are in close quarters and growing to know one another better. And then when that tension and longing can’t be ignore ...more
Feb 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another FANTASTIC book in this series!!

Wow- the author once again outdid herself with this newest addition to the London League series. Seriously, I finished this book in one day, and I still want to re-read favorite parts.

Beth and Malcom or “Cap” as he is known in the first two books, have such a unique story. They marry based solely on the fact that Malcom needs someone to care for his mother-less children, and Beth chooses this life over that of a governess. Beth was an absolute favorite fro
Feb 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Mar 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars for this third installment in the London League series by Rebecca Connolly! I did not read the first two books so it took me a bit of time to sort out all the secondary characters but it can be enjoyed as a stand-alone. The writing is easy to follow, the dialogue between the characters is witty and fun, the plot is quite interesting with a dash of intrigue, and the characters are endearing. If you enjoy a fun historical romance set in 1820s London, you will enjoy this book.

The main ch
Feb 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Just what I needed!

I really enjoy Connollys series, always have and I believe I always will!
This one did not disappoint. I enjoyed every moment of reading it and am looking forward to reading Rooks story.
A wonderful clean romance with adventure, secrets, and love!
I do hope that Connolly creates a map for me to remember who each character is. I love it when past characters are in these books but my muddled mind sometimes has difficulty in remembering who is who.
Totally recommend this series al
Feb 02, 2019 rated it really liked it

I love Beth! She is outstanding in every way. As usual, a well crafted story. Have loved the whole series so far. I always enjoy a good witty spy story. This one was good, just not THE best so far. Can't wait for the next one.
Feb 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great book.

Another great book by Rebecca Connolly. Loved it. Lots of twists and turns along the way with some heart warming romance to boot.
Feb 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
What's not to love?! Any story with The League is worth reading.
Feb 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: vintage-romance
Love it!

I love all the wonderful characters of the London League. I was pleased by the patience and care shown by both our hero and heroine. Their marriage only suffered on the few occasions that they were less than honest about their feelings. Perhaps a lesson or two is there for us all. I can’t wait for the next book!
Feb 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
A Tip of the Cap is the third installment from Rebecca Connolly’s series, London League. It is, also, my first introduction to this author’s work and it will not be my last. I believe this book can read as a stand alone. I did not feel as though I was missing anything or lost by not reading the first two in the series. I enjoyed Malcolm and Elizabeth’s story. It is a quick read that I had no problem to have it finished in a few hours.
I give A Tip of the Cap four and a half stars. I can not wait
Mar 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
LOVED IT!!! I can’t wait for the next one 😍
A perfect blend of suspense & intrigue - with both the romance & the mystery!
I loved the fact that characters from the other stories in this series as well as from the authors other books crossed over into this story. It makes me want to read & in quite a few cases re-read them all over again! But most particularly the other books from the London League series. I definitely recommend you read them!! I have fallen in love with all of Rebecca’s characters
Mar 05, 2019 rated it liked it
A Tip of the Cap is the third book in the London League series by Rebecca Connolly. Having never read the first two (and not having the time to do so), I was worried that I wouldn’t understand what was going on. Luckily, though clearly characters, relationships, and references would be more clearly understood with the first two books having been read, I was able to understand and follow the mostly stand-alone plot of this book.

The “theme” of the series is the London League, a spy organization ta
Maria Thomas
I liked the first two books in the series but I liked this one even more.
This book seemed to be less about the league and more about the marriage and the two didn't meet until the end. All the spy stuff was at a standstill because they couldn't figure out clues to help them and Malcolm spends much of the book with his family instead of doing league work so the two things felt very separate.
I loved the banter between Malcolm and Beth. She was so funny. I smiled and even laughed at her words. An
Meagan Myhren-bennett
A Tip of the Cap
London League #3
By Rebecca Connolly

Malcolm Colerain, Earl of Montgomery, finds himself in a most unenviable position. Two years ago he lost his beloved wife and finds himself in need of a new wife, one who will provide stability and security for his children should he lose his life while in service to the Crown. As a member of the London League, Cap, as he is known to his fellow operatives, is feeling the tightening noose of danger as the French threat grows. Malcolm (aka Monty)
Jamie Harrington
Jul 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A Marriage of Convenience That Turns Out to be Entirely Inconvenient

Malcolm needs a wife because he knows his 4 children need a mother. He's no where near ready to love again, so when he proposes to Beth, he tells her it will be a marriage without affection . . . or so he thinks.

Beth knows to not expect affection or love in her marriage to Malcolm. The fact that he proposed to her within two weeks of their meeting was enough to make that an accurate deduction; besides the fact that he said as m
Mar 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I adored this book. I enjoy it so much when a story grabs me and pulls me in and I can get lost in the setting, the characters, and the times. This was a marriage of convenience story between an earl, Malcolm, and a woman, Beth, who really has no other prospects but to marry for the convenience. Malcolm who is still very much in love with his first wife is struggling with being both parents to his dear four children. He needs a wife and a woman’s touch with his children. On top of that he is a s ...more
Jul 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
These books were certainly enjoyable, but they begin to get a bit predictable after you’ve read a few.

Enter tormented, silent man of mystery with a dark past and closed-off heart, who then meets an upbeat, marginally feisty, relatively unsought after woman and miraculously transforms into the (still-tormented), utterly besotted lover who is torn between duty and feelings and is terrified of danger coming to his woman. The romance goes something like this: separate and intrigued, acquainted and
I loved this book. It is the third book ,in the London League of spies. The Earl of Montgomery knows his children need a mother. .He lost his true love Carloline much to young, to an early grave, and the thought of going back out into the marriage Mart makes him sick. He is all the Tons mother could hope for. Malcolm is titled, rich, has a nice manly form, and is very polite, and dashing when he chooses to be. The problem is he doesn't want his bride to be a wife, of comfort, or passion, and nei ...more
Oh my goodness, there are so many things I loved about this book. This is such a great series, but I have to say this one is my favorite so far.

Cap is heartbroken after the sudden death of his Beloved wife, Caroline. Now 2 years later, he is determined to marry again for the sake of his children, but he is adamant that it will be an affectionless marriage. His plans however hadn't prepared him for Beth.

Beth is the youngest of ten kids and without the benefit of much of a dowry, scarcely 400 a
May 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely enjoyed this whole story! Fun read from start to finish!

Elizabeth Owens has resigned herself as a has-been in the marriage department and her bleak future must be that of a governess. However, she is spotted by a handsome widower that has resigned himself to marry for the sake of his four very young children. He married for love the first time, but this time it will be a marriage of convenience only.

Without much of a thought, Beth readily accepts handsome Lord Montgomery’s proposal.
Widowed Malcolm (a.k.a. Cap from the League of British spies) needs a wife for his children and when he meets Beth, she seems perfect - sensible, charming and good with children. But what he didn't count on was how attached he feels to her and this is absolutely intolerable since he is determined to guard his heart from another heartache. Beth has no options in life but to become a governess. When Malcolm askes her to marry him, she cannot believe that this handsome, charming man is offering her ...more
Jul 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Second Chances

I have enjoyed all the London League stories of spies, mystery and love. This story centers around the many states of grief after the death of a loved one, specifically Monty's first wife Carolyn. With 4 young children who need a mother, Monty knows he must marry again for their sake, not his. It's been two years since Carolyn died, but Monty hasn't moved on or worked through all his grief. Enter Beth, a young woman who needs to marry and who lives children, Monty married her and t
Lois Zollars
Feb 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another Riveting Book, As Usual!

I was just waiting and waiting for the next book in this series to come out! Very surprised to find out that this story revolved around "Cap"! Beth, the children, and Lily were such loveable and realistic characters; you can't help becoming so immersed in this story with characters like these! Then to be with our old friends, Tibby, Rogue, Rook, and my favorite, Gent- all our old friends from previous stories- it just doesn't get any better!!!! Now I'm biting at t
Love this series by Rebecca Connolly! This was one of my favorites. This is Cap's story. When his beloved wife unexpectedly dies, he goes in search of a wife who will be a wife in name only and can care for his children. When he spies Beth at a party, he is drawn to her, but is afraid that she might just be someone he could fall in love with. Meanwhile, someone is onto their League and poses a threat to the Crown's secret spy group.

It's a great story with plenty of twists and turns and lots of
4.5 Stars.
I have loved this series a lot and I'm always excited for a new installment. This was another great read, probably my least favorite of the series so far, but that's just a matter of me loving the previous two books just little bit more. I really enjoyed watching this couple come together, and I loved Malcom's arc, going from being sort of alone in a lot of respects, to finding so much to care for in the world again. It was a great read, and though it doesn't have as much of a spy plot
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