It nearly read this book in one setting!
Was it because it had one of my favorite tropes in, a bluestocking lady or no angst?
It was witty, funny and daring!
I do loved Ida and Bennett’s journey, it was their road trip to learn about themselves and one another.
It was funny and incredible to see them care for the other, doing their best to understand the other’s feelings and putting another’s needs before themselves.
Ida is the disregarded one because she bores everyone to death with her talk about any subject. When she is spirited, clever and fun-filled. She longs for a life where she could be herself and not follow the dictates of society, speak her mind and not be shunned for it.
So an adventure presents itself at her feet, she jumps and hell to the consequences.
Bennet follows the rules, always taking of the others, but never taking time for him, too many count on him. But for once, he would be able to leave a life without being the one always doing what it is right, even giving away his intended brides to those who loved then and deserved them.
Until he finds himself on the run in a stolen carriage with an unexpected and adorable abductor.
It was so entertaining and enjoyable to see them deciding why they were the worst choice for another, but also later maybe the best one and coming to realize they needed not to be perfect to be together but just love one another.
A big fat 5 stars.