Lord Perfect - Carsington, Bk 3 Author:Loretta Chase IDEAL — The heir to the Earl of Hargate, Benedict Carsington, Viscount Rathbourne, is the perfect aristocrat. Tall, dark, and handsome, he is known for his impeccable manners and good breeding. Benedict knows all the rules and has no trouble following them -- until SHE enters his life. — INFAMOUS — Bathsheba Wingate belongs to th... more »e rotten branch of the DeLucey family: a notorious lot of liars, frauds, and swindlers. Small wonder her husband's high-born family disowned him. Now widowed, she's determined to give her daughter a stable life and a proper upbringing. Nothing and no one will disrupt Bathsheba's plans -- until HE enters her life....
Then Bathsheba's hoyden daughter lures Benedict's precocious nephew into a quest for a legendary treasure. To recover the would-be knights errant, Benedict and Bathsheba must embark on a rescue mission that puts them in dangerous, intimate proximity. It's a situation virtually guaranteed to end in mayhem -- even scandal! -- if anyone else were involved. But Benedict is in perfect control of events. Perfect control, despite his mad desire to break all the rules. Perfect control. Really.« less
I rarely write a veview but this was just too good to pass. The dialog between the heroine and the hero was so delightful I found myself guffawing - alone, by myself, which is kinda creepy. However, if you enjoy a good chuckle, this might satisfy. As a result, I've added several more of Loretta Chase books to my Wish List.
Wonderfully funny! Great teasing story about avery proper artiso hopelessly attracted to a gorgeous widow from the rotten branch of an illustrious family. Heroine's free whelling young daughter challenges aristo nephew to live his dreams, setting the stage for rmoance. Funny.
The third book in the series, after Miss Wonderful and Mr. Impossible. This book starts out wonderfully, and has well-developed characters and scenes, just like the previous two, but then something goes wrong. In trying to come to an acceptable resolution for Benedict and Bathsheba, Chase drags things on instead of wrapping them up. Too many characters get involved and too many predictable turns take place. Chase's previous books were much tighter and held your interest better. That said, the best part about this book is the two youngsters who stir the action (Olivia and Peregrine). After finishing Lord Perfect, I spent more time wondering about them and their future stories than I did Benedict and Bathsheba. I hope that Chase write their stories soon.
All her life Bathsheba Wingate has had people look at her askance because of her scandalous family. Currently a young widow with a young daugher to provide for, the last thing Bathsheba expected was to find herself deeply and hopelessly attracted to Benedict Carsington, Viscount Rathbourne, otherwise known as Lord Perfect. So that when an unexpected turn of events forces both Rathbourne and herself into a road trip together, Bathsheba knows better than to expect a happily ever-after ending -- even if the attractive and completely taking Viscount Rathbourne sees things otherwise...
Of course this builds on the Carsington family traits that we've seen in the first two novels. I was kind of surprised that it focused on the oldest brother Benedict but I don't know why. Each brother has to have a unique setting and challenge. I can honestly say tho' that so far this is my favorite of the 3 I've read so far in the series. I'm looking forward to the rest. I loved the chase and the whole idea of one's nephew and one's daughter on the loose. It was light, it was funny. There's at least 10 scenes I hope to draw from in the future. I even marked the pages which I usually don't do.