Genre: Historical romance
To be published: October 1, 2011 (2002)
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Source. For review
When Millicent comes to the aid of her injured aunt, she never imagined her “help” would require her to do all of the legwork her aunt can’t do– attend society’s most fashionable events in order to help write her aunt’s gossip column!
But the devastatingly handsome Chandler Preswick, Earl of Dunraven, is on to her when he sees Millicent writing notes on her dance card. Outraged, he believes she’s connected to the mysterious “Mad Ton Thief ” and vows to expose her. Millicent must stop him before they are both plunged into scandal. If only he weren’t so irresistibly attractive…
Delightful and charming, those are the words to describe this book. It was just so sweet and wonderful. I had a grin on my face while reading and I just could not read fast enough. At the end I truly feared for them, even though I know that of course there would be a HEA.
Millicent, our lovely heroine comes to London to help her aunt, who writes a gossip column in secret. But she needs Millie’s help and so Millie gets her season but tries to stay under the radar. But what would the book be if she was not spotted by someone. Oh yes one of the most notorious rakes in the city, one that is always in the papers for this and that. But Chandler is never such a rake (ok he is ;), but most of all he is nice and he wants to pursue her. Sure he has women in his past, but the gossip always makes more of a thing that it really is. Still, I truly enjoyed these two together, because Millicent tries to stay away from him, but he keeps showing up, at balls, and in secret. I do love a man who does not give up even though she tells him to.
I think the only thing I did not like was thesexscene. Sure it was good, but up to that it was just so sweet and I liked it sweet since I went to “oh no! her virtue is gone” mode after that scene. But for the rest of you, yes things will heat up once . These two can’t stay away from each other. And I still really liked it.
As for the story, it was fun, she writes gossip, he is trying to catch a thief and gets the wrong idea. There are misunderstandings and plots, and most of all, two people falling in love. And he does not want a wife, and she does not want a rake. Yes they are perfect for each other in the end.
Like I said, it was a delight to read this book. It was sweet and fun and I read it in a heartbeat with a smile on my face. I need to read more by Amelia Grey, she does not disappoint.
I recommend it
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