Date published: September 2009
Mass Market Paperback
Reviewed by Valerie
Obtained via publisher
One day, Lord Griffin Boscastle arrives at the finishing school where Harriet Gardner lives and works. He is supposed to be looking for a wife now that he has inherited a dukedom, but he really wants to continue his career as a rakehell. When Harriet comes to work for his aunt, Griffin must stay away from the red headed beauty at all costs. Harriet, however, is made of tougher stuff. She comes from the dark alleys of London and was rescued and sent to the finishing school. Since then she has become a model of a lady. She sees that Lord Boscastle can be redeemed and he certainly doesn’t need to woo a lady he doesn’t like. Harriet is about to embark on a cure for the arrogant Lord, but an enemy from the past threatens to tear them apart.
This was a great read with some really entertaining characters. Jillian Hunter has a way of bringing her characters alive so that the reader feels she is almost in the room watching them interact. The plot is exciting with some clever twists and turns. This author draws the reader back in time to a period where the clash of the classes is very present. Yet, Harriet has risen above her lowly station and can hold her head high with any lady, even if she does slip into her London slang now and again. Harriet reminded me a bit of Eliza Dolittle and she is heroine that readers will love. Yes, readers and lovers of historical romance will certainly be very satisfied with this book, and I for one will be on the look out for more stories by this talented author.
This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.
THIS IS NOT AN ENDORSEMENT OF THIS BOOK. THIS IS AN OBJECTIVE UNBIASED REVIEW