Jade Lee has one of the freshest, most compelling voices I have read in historical romance in a very long time. Her ability to write each character's POV is so intense and skilled that I felt I was inside each character's heart and head. After reading What the Bride Wore, I knew Grant and Irene personally, and their faults, hopes, and struggles mattered to me. For historical romance and their Regency setting, her characters stand out, not quite fulfilling the conventions of their roles and struggling with emotions that spill over society's boundaries. This is the best historical romance I've read this year, and I look forward to more in this series and from this uniquely talented author.
Grant Benson, the Earl of Crowle, might finally have achieved what always been expected of him—wealth and success. But success only serves to highlight what's still missing. When he sets his sights on Lady Irene Knopp, he finds that his challenges are just beginning.
This hot new series is set in a daring, high-energy Regency world where deep longings, secret scandals, and the competition for social stature are all set against the glittering weddings of the season.
Grant Benton, Earl of Crowle finally has the funds he always pretended to have and what he wants now is a woman. That woman is Lady Irene Knopp, who spends her days helping debutantes plan their weddings. A recent widow, Irene longs for love again, but she's afraid to risk her heart, especially to the notorious Grant Benton.