About the Book
Dutiful Jessamine Barry is tired of waiting patiently for a man to decide her future. So even though Lancelot Marfleet, second son of an aristocrat, is taking an interest in her during the London season, she refuses to consider him as a suitor. Instead, she's ready to take fashionable society by storm--and finds a rakish young man all too willing to help her do it. When things go too far, Jessamine will learn that the man who is faithful through thick and thin is more worthy than the one who speaks pretty words. But will her disgrace keep Lance from reconsidering her as a wife? And when tragedy strikes and Lance becomes his father's heir and a titled gentleman, will he think she only wants him now because of his title? (Goodreads)
Ruth Axtell has been a favorite author of mine, even with her earliest work. While regency romance and history is all the rage these days, Ruth has been writing about this time period for awhile. Honestly, there are only so many regency books I can read before they are all the same. This book was a huge disappointment for me. I wish I could say otherwise but the characters didn't have a depth and the storyline was very predictable. Don't get me wrong, predictable books can be really good, but this one was just lacking. I know Axtell can write wonderful rich stories so perhaps I was expecting too much from this book. I did enjoy the secondary characters and the descriptions of some of the outfits. If you enjoy anything regency and romance you will like this book. I rate it three stars.
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"I received this book from Revell for free in exchange for an honest review."