Top critical review
Not the best of the series
on 11 July 2015
The main problem with this book is that very little happens.The book is mainly about how the H&h fall in love whereas much of the rest of the series are also Adventure stories.
The heroine comes across as vapid and shallow and constantly flirting in the first part of the book and, until she is 'revealed' is irritating. The hero is a typical managing rake.
Like the rest of the series, there are some laugh out loud comic moments in the dialogue particularly in the first half of the book but not enough of these to make it worthwhile.
My favourite books of the series involve the Redmond family with the tyrannical Patriarch Isaiah but this is a personal preference.
I would recommend:
It Happened One Midnight
What I Did For A Duke
It Started With Scandal
I Kissed An Earl
This book is mainly worth reading if you want to follow the continuing story of the Evensea family, particularly Genevieve and Olivia, which should set the reader up nicely for Olivia and Lyon's story.
Lastly the series isn't really Regency romance, although lip service is given via clothing, bows/curtsies and blushes. These are really modern people in language, behaviour and culture. Nevertheless the books of the series are very entertaining despite the occasional historical faux pas ('fried bread' with butter and jam!!!).