Published: October 26th, 2010
Read from July 24th to 31st, 2014
Synopsis from Goodreads:
“Lord Nicholas is a paragon of manhood. And his eyes, Dear Reader! So blue!” Pearls & Pelisses, June 1823
Since being named on of London’s “Lords to Land” by a popular ladies’ magazine, Nicholas St. John has been relentlessly pursued by every matrimony-minded female in the ton. So when an opportunity to escape fashionable society presents itself, he eagerly jumps—only to land in the path of the most determined, damnably delicious woman he’s ever met!
The daughter of a titled wastrel, Lady Isabel Townsend has too many secrets and too little money. Though used to taking care of herself quite handily, her father’s recent passing has left Isabel at sea and in need of outside help to protect her young brother’s birthright. The sinfully handsome, eminently eligible Lord Nicholas could be the very salvation she seeks.
But the lady must be wary and not do anything reckless…like falling madly, passionately in love.
I don't typically read adult romance books at all. (I tend to read young adult than adult period, not just with romance though.) The only ones I can really remember reading at all is some Nicholas Sparks, so this was new territory for me. I'd heard really good things about the author's books in the past, which is how I happened to wind up with this book. I wasn't sure whether or not I'd like it, but I'm happy to say that I loved it.
It was one of the most entertaining books I've read in a while, and it's one of those things where it feels like it was exactly what I needed to read at that point in time. I enjoyed every single character in this book so much. They were all fantastic and wonderfully entertaining. I was sad to leave them at the end of the book. I also love the romance between Isabel and Nicholas. The relationship between them was so fun and amazing. I really liked how it developed over time.
It's hard to right this review without just gushing on and on about everything because I really do think I loved everything about this book. I highly recommend it. It's actually the second in a series (although each book follows different characters with small appearances from the characters in the other books from what I can tell), so I really want to get the others. This book definitely made me want to read more books by this author, and I really think I want to start reading more adult romance as well. I loved it.