Book Review

‘Lady Mercy Danforthe Flirts with Scandal’ by Jayne Fresina

LMDFWS JFSTORY: When a Perfectly Proper Lady…

Lady Mercy Danforthe always has a plan. It’s what makes her such a successful matchmaker, and why she’s obligated to spend a great deal of time generously organizing the lives of her friends and family. But there’s one man beyond her help. One man whose recklessness she can’t rein in; whose chaos she can’t contain. Her ex-husband, Rafe Hartley. Her one—and only!—mistake.

Flirts with a Reckless Rogue…

Rafe has never forgiven Mercy for running out on him. Their hastily annulled marriage may have one lasted three hours, but that doesn’t mean he needs her help finding a proper wife. Someone needs to teach little Miss Know-It-All a lesson about keeping her adorably freckled nose out of other people’s business. And it just so happens that Mercy “Silky Drawers” Danforthe still owes him a wedding night…

A Scandal’s Never Far Behind

REVIEW: Rafe Hartley is a proud albeit illegitimate but acknowledged son of James Hartley who wanted his son to get an education, so off Rafe went to school for a degree even though he’d rather be a hands-on farmer.

Lady Mercy Danforthe is a very efficient young woman who likes to see everything in its proper place and everyone around her with a tidy life.  She is always trying to help her family and friends organize their lives whether they need it, want it or not.

However, there is one person that she is not able to mold to her satisfaction, our stubborn hero, Rafe.

And who could blame him after he is jilted at the altar by Molly, our heroine’s maid, which in the end just might have been a blessing as this marriage was dreamed up by none other than our Little Miss Busybody, Lady Mercy. It was obvious that this marriage would have been doomed from the start. 

You see, Rafe and Lady Mercy a few years back had run off to Gretna Green and got married but the marriage was promptly annulled. As far as Rafe is concerned, they are still married and he has never forgiven her for allowing her brother to break them apart.   

Now, Mercy is engaged to the dashing but boring Viscount Grey, who is also a bit of a hypochondriac.  After allowing herself to lose her head when she ran off with Rafe, she has become the epitome of the proper woman and is determined to dedicate her life to good works. Rafe on the other hand is determined to break down her oh-so-proper barrier and get her back in his life.           

If you’re a fan of Jane Austen’s Emma, this book is just up your alley. Come join Mercy as she sticks her nose in everyone’s business and watch how she and Rafe clash at every turn.  The antics of both left me laughing out loud.

Jayne Fresina writes with great skill, creating characters that you won’t soon forget.  I thoroughly enjoyed this novel and look forward to reading more of them.

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