My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I was gifted this book by Random House UK, Transworld Publishers via Net Galley.
As with all of Mary Jane Staples books I have enjoyed them a lot, and this one is with no exception.
Lady Caroline is a bit impromptu and decides to marry in haste and repent at leisure in the book.
Although I love this author, and I DID enjoy this book, I felt it lacked something. It just didn't seem to be up to her normal standard, and it was very predictable.
I enjoyed it because I love her style and I am a big fan of hers, but if you were reading this book for the first time, it may just put you off. So in all honesty I would say, choose another one of her books, as I say, this one seems to be lacking a little 'something'. I regret to say.
An impetuous decision to marry has left the young Lady Caroline widowed and with two estates in her name. She is now in a position to live her life to the full, socialising with London's finest aristocracy, but her unhappy experience has put her off marrying again.
Her younger sister, Annabelle, on the other hand, is falling in love with a man who is notoriously unfaithful. Annabelle refuses to believe these negative views, so Caroline knows she must intervene before she sees her sister fall victim to the same miserable fate she experienced.
And so she hires the charming Captain Burnside, a retired British Army officer, to distract her. An adventurer who is both charming and witty, he seems the perfect man to tear Annabelle away from her infatuation. But things don't go quite according to Caroline's plan.
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