A very very funny regency romance. Every paragraph is humorous, so its very lighthearted and fun.
Back Cover: Why look for the ideal wife....Marriage is a serious matter according to wealthy businessman Gabriel Carr, not to be influenced by anything so frivolous as emotion -- or the ususally giddy female reaction to his striking good looks. Drawing up a list of the traits he requires in a bride is the first step; the second is asking his merchant tenants to introduce him to suitable young women. Lady Nola Grenvale, the first candidate, is far from ideal -- espiecially when Gabrile learns that her interest in him has nothing to dod with marriage, but with his Soho Square warehouse instead!
When true love has just arrived? Nola's fondest dream is to create a bazaar where war widows might sell their handiwork, and Gabriel's warehouse is a perfect site for the enterprise. Yet the stubborn man, ridiculously handsome though he may be--refuses to lease it to her! Determined to prove that her scheme is sensible, Nola agrees to lend her aid to some of his other projects--and soon realizes that Gabriel's masculine appeal is not the only thing about him she admires. It's clear that she fulfills none of his stated ideals, yet before long she yearns to offer the irresistible man the one thing he hasn't listed...her love.
Loved, loved, loved this story. It is very unique. Gabriel is almost the woman in this book. He batts his eyelashes, is obsessed with being loved for himself and not his warehouse. I also love his mother, who openly mocks her son's plans, and comments on his imperfections attempting to bring him down a notch or two. Very entertaining read!
This was a light, pleasant, entertaining read.
Loved the book very funny!