This was a good fiction debut for an author I’ve read for many years. I’m surprised I didn’t pick it up from the library before now! As always, I love her quirky characters and the interesting predicaments they get themselves into before the satisfying conclusion of the story. I also liked reading slang of the time period (which appeared to be Regency). I’m excited to read the other two books in the series!
(This book is currently for sale at 99 cents for Kindle and Nook.)
Noble Britton suffered greatly at the hands of his first wife, and he refuses to fall into the same trap again. This time he intends to marry a quiet, biddable woman who will not draw attention to herself or cause scandal. Gillian Leigh’s honest manner and spontaneous laughter attract him immediately. It matters little that she is accident-prone; he can provide the structure necessary to guide her.
But unconventional to the tips of her half-American toes, his new bride turns the tables on him, wreaking havoc on his orderly life. Perpetually one step behind his beguiling spouse, Noble suffers a banged-up head, a black eye, and a broken nose before he realizes Gillian has healed his soul and proven that their union is no heedless tumble, but the swoon of true love.