Sally MacKenzie pens a delightful romance with this Regency tale. Miss Jane Wilkinson and Alex, Earl of Evans have the kind of chemistry that makes for a perfect read. Every single one of their interactions had me just hanging on to their every word and looking forward to their every action. Alex claimed a piece of my heart almost from the very beginning and I couldn't wait to see what was going to come about. Jane was definitely not the embodiment of the wife Alex thought that he wanted but that didn't stop him from deciding to peruse her and that per suit was beyond entertaining. Jane's wit and occasional sharpness made everything all the more entertaining for me. Watching her struggle with her long held beliefs made me sympathize with her while sometimes making me chuckle as well. I also found myself smirking and giggling a time or two at the antics of Jane's feline roommate. I cannot wait to see some of the secondary characters in this book get their very own adventures. If you are a fan of this author or this genre I think this is one you have to pick up, I'm so happy I did.
The Story: Miss Jane Wilkinson is finally where she wants to be. she is now residing in the Spinster House but if she plans to remain unmarried why is she finding herself longing to spend more and more time with Alex, Earl of Evans?
If love is a malady, the Spinster House ladies have caught it, one by one.
Miss Jane Wilkinson couldn’t be more delighted when her two best friends marry, creating a much-desired vacancy at the Spinster House. For the first time in her twenty-eight years, Jane can be free of her annoying older brother and enjoy complete solitude—with the exception of the Spinster House cat, Poppy. If only Jane’s unruly thoughts didn’t keep drifting to handsome Alex, Earl of Evans, in the most
un-spinster like ways…
Though jilted once, Alex has always intended to marry and raise a family. Now that his two closest friends have tied the knot, he is more determined than ever to find a wife. If only it wasn’t the intriguing Miss Jane Wilkinson that his heart—as well as the rest of him—desired. Not only does she appear uninterested in marriage, it’s clear she’s the managing sort. And yet, despite Alex’s fiercely independent spirit, the idea of being managed by her is quite appealing. Now if he can only convince her to give up her beloved Spinster House in favor of a far more pleasurable home—in his arms…
Sally MacKenzie’s novels are…
“Naked, noble, and irresistible!” —Eloisa James
“Perfect.” —RT Book Reviews
“Great fun.” —Publishers Weekly
“Always a delight to read.” –Booklist, Starred Review