I confess that I avoided this little novella because the cover screamed 'one of those romances' - predictable, annoying and torrid to cover up the previous two...
Happy to be wrong.
Although Jade Lee writes a good tortured hero, complete with vulnerabilities and a particular combination of self-doubt and regret,( which could either challenge an iceberg or power a hot air balloon - take your pick) our hero, the Baronet is not one of those. Repeat, this is a different hero, he plots, he plans, he occasionally gets exasperated and he plods on. Yes, he's a nice guy, though not averse to some underhanded scheming where he deems required.
He makes for a good foil against a passionate heroine in self-destruct mode, plying what could be described as social self-harm regency style.
I found this an enjoyable story and if there were any modernisms cluttering the dialogue and narrative, I can't remember. Thus all in all good fun.
Different from the other Jade Lee's I've read so far, but lovely still.
This is a short regency type romance. It is sweet romance about how someone must to get noticed by the perfect person, who also understands the deceit to get to a lasting relationship. I would happily read this author again