Lady Ida Howlett decides to take fate into her own hands and steals a carriage, not realizing that Bennett, Lord Carson, is inside. He refuses to allow Ida to continue on her journey alone to find her sister. On the way, they begin to fall in love.
If you went back to when I read Megan Frampton for the first time (The Duke’s Guide to Correct Behavior) and told me I would one day not only look forward to her next book but consider her to be one of my favorite authors, I would’ve said you’re crazy. But it’s so true now. And I loved this title.
I found myself drawn in from the beginning and found this to be an easy, fun read. Ms. Frampton’s books are, IMO, more light historical and have a slightly more modern voice but I happen to love historical romances that are like that. This story got going pretty quickly and kept on that path the entire time which kept me reading.
I have been excited for Ida’s story since the first book because I adore heroines like her: bookish and practical. They are always the heroines that don’t think they’ll ever fall in love and then fall hard. And Bennett has been a great guy since the first book and I was also excited for his story. He lived up to my expectations and I found myself falling in love with him too along the way.
I liked that the big conflict of this story (Ida finding her sister with Bennett’s help) set up for the next story. I’m also glad there wasn’t a lot of conflict as far as the character’s just thinking the same thoughts over and over. I almost always prefer external conflicts to that.
I plan to reread this title someday and I cannot wait for the next to come out!!
Five well-bred sisters, one sensational scandal. Now the Duke of Marymount’s daughter Ida is about to find love in the most unconventional way . . .
It was easy for society to overlook Lady Ida Howlett; they found her bookish, opinionated, and off the marriage mart. But little did they know that behind a calm exterior beats the heart of an adventuress, one who, determined to discover her runaway sister’s whereabouts, steals a carriage and sets off on a daring mission. Then she discovers she’s not alone! Bennett, Lord Carson, is inside, and he refuses to leave.
Lord Carson’s plans had always been to find a soft, gentle wife who would run his home and raise his children. Still, he makes a bargain with Ida—he won’t desert her during her mad adventure. He’ll make sure she’s safe, and then find a suitable lady to fall in love with. But when rules (and garments) become discarded during this long, intimate journey, it’s soon clear that this surprisingly daring lady is the woman he’s needed all along.