What a delightful romp through a London Season! Some of it told through the words of a dog (a loyal companion). Those parts were not as annoying as it sounds. Sonia, a rather sweet and spoiled young lady charms London with Fitz her four legged guardian by her side. When Fitz is lost, hurt, saved and returned to Sonia by "dastardly" Darius Conover and his three young wards, a special bond develops between all of them! Sonia sets out to prove he is innocent of charges spread years earlier that have made him a pariah to society. There is the usual villain who is out to spoil all the joy. Darius takes care of him several times over! Charming tale.
This book is definitely worth reading. Fitz, the heroine's dog waxes philosophical on the trials and tribulations of true love in Regency times. He is germane to the plot and gives this book a flavor and a viewpoint not found in any other Regency. The humor in the book is spontaneous as is the chemistry between the hero and the heroine. There is an excellent balance between romance, intrigue and humor in this book.
Although this story includes dogs, it is not as engaging as THE PRIMROSE PATH. Unfortunately, Fitz (the four-legged hero of this tale) was a bit too long-winded.
Sonia is a fair-minded, caring young woman about to be placed on the Marriage MART. Darius Conover is the wronged hero, who has just become an earl. Villains and escapes and action keep this story rolling. Barbara Metzger has a way with words, she likens Lady Atterbury's weakness to being "âas fragile as a medieval suit of armourâ.