It's simply brilliant to be able to get Jade Lee's 'A Lady's Lessons' together and for such a bargain price (£3.83 at time of review).
The first, and my favourite of the three, is 'Rules for a Lady', is which Gillian Ames is determined to turn her life around for her sake and that of her mother. She asumes anothers identity complete with guardian to do this. Of course, nothing goes as smoothly as she would like from the moment she arrives in London and stubbles into her controlling guardian, Stephen. Stephen finds himself struggling with his attraction to his guardian and her atrocious behaviour. Gillian's independant behaviour is so endearing and makes her a lovable and different heroine. If you are looking with something racy tho this probably isn't the book for you but I'd urge you to give it a try regardless. It's funny and sweet and Gillian is a truly fun and engaging character.
Number two is 'Major Wycliff Campaign'. Convinced the men she is tending and talking to in hospital is dying, Lady Sophia has no conpunction to tell him whatever she thinks he'd like to hear to keep his spirits up - including agreeing to marry him. Shocked doesn't cover her reaction when the Major turns up to collect his affianced bride. Major Wycliff dogged determination to have Sophia and no other is brilliant considering the ways she tries to put him off including the incident at a cock fight... This is probably the least funny of the three in my opinion with Sophia no where near as amusing as Gillain but it was lovely to see how the to characters helped each other recover from their wounds.
'Miss Woodley's Kissing Experiment' was my least favourite but really still very good in its own way. It does have some of the racier bits some might have missed in 'Rules for a Lady' but of course might be grating for those who like there period novels to be more correct. Caro is not rich and Geoffrey's Earldom is close to bankruptcy, especially after he has to scrape together a dowry for his sister (Lady Sophia). Therefore, despite their mutual attraction and Geoffrey causing Caro to tingle with his kiss, Caro seeks another with the ability to make her tingle and Geoffrey tries to find an heiress who intrigues him in the way Caro and her intelligent mind do. The situations Caro flirts with during her experient to find someone to make her tingle obvious upset our hero and cause he to try nd find an alternative to the heiress. There are laughs and cringe worthy moments that make this a worthy conclusion for the series.
Don't pass up to opportunity to get these three together. They aren't overly taxing, just fun and witty stories to fill a lazy weekend with laughter and love. If you are a true stickler for historial accuracy in all aspects then be warned, this probably not for you although besides more modern sexual attitudes (in which case the third story is really not for you) I wouldn't account them as too bad off. However, dear Americans, we in Britain do not have blocks!!
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