Lady Clara Huckabee stows away by accident. But she's not sorry to sail aboard HMS Topaze, leaving England behind. It's a chance to search for her charming French suitor from the Amiens peace, the man she's determined to marry despite the war and her dominating uncle's disapproval. All she has to do is convince the Topaze's handsome captain to see things her way, and everything will be perfect.
All the Honorable Anne Kirkhoven wants is to be wrapped in the arms of the man she loves, Frederick Shaw, Esquire, barrister, solicitor, writer of the best Gothic romance novels in England, and surely a future Member of Parliament. But despite Frederick's many perfections, Anne's mama has forbidden her to speak with him, much less marry him, and until Anne attains her majority, all they can do is wait. But now the most notorious duke in the ton, Ernst Anton Oldenburg, is making a public point of assessing her...attributes....
"Sweet Regency but boring."
Miss Beryl Wentworth is silently, desperately in love with her childhood friend, Finian Fitzwilliam, who unfortunately still treats her as if he's willing to shove her into the nearest mud puddle. It's infuriating now that she at least has grown up, leading to uproarious and horribly public arguments between them, and it seems he'll never treat her as a grown woman - and never look at her in that way. Until a quite charming rake asks her for the first two dances at the Hanover Square assembly room.