As much as I did favor fellow novels in “The Little Season” series by author Kasey Michaels I was not as equally amused with this novel. For one, the novel itself was too soft for a romance read with an equally challenging and often time’s childish heroine. In my opinion, this book read nothing like a novel written by Michaels and I was slightly disappointed.
If I were to grade this novel based sorely on the romance, the rating would have been much different. Instead I am rating this novel based on many aspects including how well the novel in it’s entirely was written. I loved the historical aspects of the book with its descriptive details of the era. To go one step further this novel was beautifully written as far as backdrops go. It is quite a shame the romance was not as fulfilling as the historical details proved to be.
As I sat writing this review I had to ponder on whether or not this was a series I would want to move forward with...after carefully considering both the highs and the lows of this book I think I want to move forward. One book does not decide an author's fate with me. Overall, I have too much of enduring love for authors like Michaels who take the time to deliver something just a little more onto their readers.
London's Little Season has never been so scandalous
It's the kind of vow often made on the battlefield. Darby Travers, Viscount Nailbourne, never imagines he'll have to honor it. Yet here she is on his doorstep—his late comrade's young daughter, and Darby's new ward. Worse, she comes with the most overprotective, mistrustful, bothersome chaperone—the child's aunt, Sadie Grace Boxer. Darby is quite sure that behind her lovely facade, the woman is guarding a secret.
Sadie Grace faced many trials working in her brother's surgery, but none prepared her for the world she's thrust into with his passing. Navigating the ton, with its endless ball gowns and parade of parties, is difficult enough, but hiding the truth about her niece while the sophisticated viscount watches her every move proves nearly impossible—particularly when his searing gaze tempts her to bare all. But when her family's past catches up with her, she'll have to trust in Darby…no matter the cost to her heart.