Great Regency book. If you like regency, you will like this one.
When the contents of her grandmother's will were revealed, Catherine Mansard was horrified! It seemed she must spend each season in London until she found herself a suitable husband or else she would lose her beloved Sparrowell Hall. Cat had always prided herself on her unconventional ways, but it was clear she would have to curb her eccentricities amongst the polite members of the on. And apparently that set included Mr. Charles Hazelforth, whose high-handed manner at her cousin's wedding had provoked Cat to an unprecedented degree. She had to admit he was the most handsome gentleman and it was inevitable that they should meet again in London.
Charles Hazelforth looked back upon his first meeting with Miss Mansard with some amusement. This most spirited young woman had a propensity for saying whatever was on her mind, matter whose sensibilities she might offend - including his own. Yet, despite the allure of her green-eyed beauty and the charm of her clever wit, Charles was determined to keep his distance. As a confirmed bachelor, a simple friendship was enough for him. However, the more time he spent with the delightful Miss Mansard the less certain he grew about his unmarried state. And suddenly he found the notion of a complicated romantic entanglement very appealing indeed!