I was slightly disappointed in this book. It was still a good book; in fairness. I would have included the sisters more in the story and Lucy who ch..Show More »armed us all in the first book, was relegated to a few references in this book. What I loved about the first book and missed in the second book was the relationship between the sisters. Good but not great.
This is a smart, funny, sexy romance. Loretta Chase does romance like no one else, and when her prose is read by Kate Reading the story becomes incan..Show More »descent. I loved this, inhaled it in pretty much one sitting, and will very likely re-listen soon. If you like Ms Chase you'll love this. If you like historical romance, you'll love this. If you like Kate Reading, you'll love this.
You can read the blurb for a plot summary, but here you have love between equals. A very smart woman frustrated to the point of hysteria over having to pretend she has no brain. A man so smart he's never surprised...and Lady Clara surprises him. Quite a bit. The sexual tension is palpable, the dialog is hilarious, the narration is sublime, the plot is unique and unpredictable, and the whole thing is a delicious delight. I especially enjoyed how, when she became deathly ill, Raven nursed Lady Clara. That's the opposite of nearly every other romance I've ever read.
This is Ms Chase's best so far, IMO, and the narration makes it sizzle and pop even more. I highly recommend this one!