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on 24 October 2012
This was a truly charming novella, which is also the introduction to the heroine of Miranda Neville's next full-length book, "The Importance of Being Wicked". Unlike some of the "tasters" I've read recently, this is a complete story and I although I could happily have read more about Max and Eleanor, I was quite satisfied with what I got.
Max is a wonderful hero - he's not a wastrel or a rake, or especially rich, but he's warm and funny and level-headed; just the sort of fella you'd want around in a crisis.
Eleanor is generous and giving, but is determined to remain unmarried, largely because her parents' marriage was not happy and she doesn't wish to tread the same path. Fortunately for her however, Max is gently persistent and steadfast in his love for her and she eventually realises that she can't allow her fear of an unhappy outcome to stop her having the things she wants from life.
A really enjoyable, quick read.