STORY: The bride and groom cordially request the presence of…
The bride’s sister, Delilah, the very proper widowed Lady Hargate, and Samuel Russell, the groom’s friend, a very eligible, slightly improper bachelor, at their upcoming wedding.
Lady Hargate and Mr. Russell, previously acquainted during one unforgettable night in New York City when caution—and clothing—were thrown to the wind will choose to pretend they have never met before.
The lady plans to avoid love and its complications at all costs. The gentleman intends to change her mind.
Guests are invited to enjoy the many diversions of Millworth Manor—delightful grounds, lavish drawing rooms, secluded corners—and the chance to discover that one night may have been only the beginning…
REVIEW: Delilah, Lady Hargate has been widowed for some years now. On her way to meet up with her sister, Camille, who is also a widow preparing to marry again, she participates in a scandalous liaison with a man she didn’t really know. Her thinking is that this is a one-night stand and that she would never meet this man again. Imagine her enormous surprise when she is introduced to him again as the American friend of her sister’s fiancé. Meeting Samuel Russell again has thrown Delilah into a tizzy but she is determined to act aloof and not give into his veiled teasing of her. However, as they spend more time together, their teasing becomes more serious which eventually leads to even more of an attraction.
MEL’S THOUGHTS: Victoria Alexander is one of my all time favorite authors and so far all of her books have been my Keeper Shelf worthy, this one included, however…As much as I loved the writing and three P’s (plot, prose & pace), clever dialogue and humor [which Ms. Alexander’s book’s are always filled with], I was a bit disappointed with the characterization of the heroine. Delilah wasn’t my ‘cup-a-tea’ and I just couldn’t warm up to her. I did like the hero very much and for me, he made this book worth reading.
This is book 3 in What Happens at Millworth Manor series and I think while they may stand alone, reading the previous two books [and in order, What Happens At Christmas (Millworth Manor, #1) , Lord Stillwell's Excellent Engagements (Millworth Manor, #1.5) & The Importance of Being Wicked (Millworth Manor, #2)] helped me greatly in following and enjoying this story.
Am I recommending it? Hell yes! It’s Victoria Alexander! However, be warned that you may loose patience with this heroine while enjoying everything else in the book.
Melanie for b2b