Lady Kate Cole is exceptionally talented, exceptionally beautiful and the darling of the ton. The only problem is that she is also exceptionally clumsy and so prone to accidents that many find it wise to stay as far away from her as possible.
But that doesn't include Andrew Hunter. The strong, rugged man is barely a gentleman but he can't help but be charmed by the delightful Kate. When he decides that she'd make the perfect wife his mind is made up. Only Kate won't settle for anything less than a love match and Hunter doesn't believe in love. Who will win in their battle of wills?
This is actually the fourth and last book in the Providence Series (after As Luck Would Have It
, Tempting Fate
and Mcalistair's Fortune
) a fact I hadn't realised when I started to read this book. Characters from the previous books featured and while it whet my appetite to read the previous books in the series, there's no need to have read them in order to understand and enjoy this story.
And I really did enjoy it. Kate was a likeable character - pretty and sweet with enough oomph to make her someone we could really root for. As for Hunter - he's my favourite type of hero - a rugged, sexy man who is barely a gentleman and in need of the love of a good woman. Together the pair were funny, sweet and had great chemistry.
The plot was fairly calm, focusing more on the relationship between Kate and Hunter than anything more adventurous. There was a sub plot concerning smugglers and Hunter's line of work but that really was only a very minor secondary story.
I was surprised by how much I really enjoyed this story and the writing style of Alissa Johnson. I'm really looking forward to reading the other books in this series and would recommend this book for people looking for a light, enjoyable romance. 5 stars.