Mellie has a plan…

Mellie Smithson is trapped in the country with no suitors and no prospects on the horizon except, perhaps, the exasperating—although admittedly handsome—guest of her father. She’s looking for any excuse to go to London to meet more eligible men.

Trevor has a problem…

Trevor Anaedsley’s grandfather has cut off his funds until such time as he gets engaged. Trevor escapes to the country—ostensibly to visit his old tutor, Mr. Smithson, but actually to duck his creditors—where he meets Smithson’s lovely daughter, Mellie. The obvious solution is suddenly before him—but the lady has ideas of her own, and Trevor’s going to have to measure up…




I received an ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Every now and then, a historical romance novel sweeps me off my feet and makes me not want to stop reading it. Unfortunately, I have to be honest and say that this book is not one of those books. It did not sweep me off my feet. However, I did enjoy it and found it to be a sweet love story with delicious sprinkles of humor and banter.

The hero and the heroine had a naturally hilarious chemistry and the banter between them was really funny. There were moments in the book that I found boring, like they were just fillers. Also, there wasn’t much in the story that made it stand out from other historical romances. Somehow, it feels just like any other historical romance novel I’ve read.

I will say, though, that while I wasn’t as entertained by this book, it is still definitely a book that anyone can enjoy. The love story may be a bit inconsistent at times but it’s definitely something you can root for. I will definitely still recommend this book because the author is a trusted name in this genre and every other book she has written never let anyone down.

Reading Order [book-series]

Book 1 – 50 Ways To Ruin A Rake

Book 2 – One Rouge At A Time

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