Proper young ladies of the ton-especially ones who have very small dowries-are not encouraged to have an interest in intellectual pursuits. Indeed, the only thing they are encouraged to pursue is an eligible bachelor.
Preferably one with both a title and a fortune.
So, the headstrong, opinionated Sloane sisters must keep their passions a secret.
Ah, but secret passions are wont to lead a lady into trouble . . .
The baby of the Sloane sisters gets her happy ending!
This has been an entertaining series (with really pretty covers). The Hellions of High Street heroines aren’t exactly what you would call historically accurate, as they’re so, so modern and converse in contemporary English, but these are adventure stories. The kind of books you can imagine would be no problem transferring to the screen.
I was really looking forward to this one – probably more than any other in the series. That’s because the hero intrigued me. Scottish, very patriotic, no fan of the English, he’s pretty rough around the edges and doesn’t know what to do about it. He sees the woman he loves being charmed by other men and doesn’t know how to act on it.
I’m on a Scottish reading spree, so this was a nice little twist for my usual Regency reading. Another nice thing was that the author is big on female friendships. I love that her characters are more than just a bunch of women looking for and talking about men.
Another change is that this book takes place in Bath. I haven’t read many books set there, even though it is one of the locations of Regency England.
If you enjoyed the other two in this series, you’ll definitely like this one. It might even be your favourite. Even if I still don’t believe the first thing a person would want to do after falling off a cliff is have sex!
Review copy provided by NetGalley.