Smart heroine struggling for her "freedom" in Regency England coupled with a hardened rake (who might actually have a conscience?) leads to witty dialogue and a swift moving plot. A really fun, smart read!
I really enjoyed this historical romance. A young girl on the edge of adulthood, who's been raised by her 3 older brother decides she needs some rebellion and an adventure before she settles for a spouse. Her oldest brother secretly hires his best friend, who is a known womanizer, to watch over her and ensure she doesn't fall into scandal. ...and you can guess the rest.
I enjoyed this book a great deal, however, not as much as the third book of this series. The tension between Eleanor and Valentine was sometimes a nail-biter, especially on Val's part.
Loved this 1st book in the Griffin Family series ... can't wait to read the rest!
GREAT AUTHOR! I actually laughed out loud at some parts!
My first book by this author. Well drawn characters, excellent dialogue, and a very interesting story. I will definitely look for more books by Enoch.
This was my first book by Suzanne Enoch. I'm so glad that I gave this author chance. I absolutely loved this book. Enoch gives you such charming dialogue, and witty repartee from both main characters. The secondary characters were just as delightful.
The first in the new series by Suzanne Enoch! I real winner!!
An excellent read. Have gotten and read the next three in the series
The beginning is a bit rough but gets much better!
A really great read, can't wait to start on the next one.
A fun light read. Humor and story line enjoyable. Not completely true to the Victorian era if that matters to you.
A well written historical romance. The h/h are cute and fun and their romance is paced pretty neatly through the book. Enoch captures the dialogue of the period and includes enough detail to ensnare the reader in the historical time.
If it matters to you, there is only one love scene in this book. The romance is well articulated but I much prefer Suzanne Enoch's contemporary books about Samantha Jellicoe to this. I have read a couple of Enoch's historicals, for which is is well known, but the lack of sensuality in the books is a disappointment, particularly in comparison to her contemporary books, which are very hot.
Latest from Suzanne, very good! This is a duplicate, I've already got my keeper!
From the back of the book:
Lady Elenor wants and adventure before she surrenders to a dull Society marriage. And who better than the dsahing and notorious rake Valentine Corvett to protect her from scandal...and school her in sin?
After yet another beau was chased away by her three over-protective brothers, Lady Eleanor Griffin decides she's had enough. If she is to become a boring society wife, then she's going to have some fun first. But when her adventure turns into more than what she bargained for, she is grateful for her knight in shining armour who rescued her from what was sure to become a scandalous situation.
Young Ladies Just Want To Have Fun . . .
Unfortunately Eleanor Griffin has three strapping brothers to frighten away any beau they deem unsuitable. She knows shes expected to marry eventually -- probably to some staid, crusty old lord -- but until that dark day dawns, Nell intends to enjoy herself. However, brother Sebastian, Duke of Melbourne, isn't about to let his sister run completely wild, and asks his best friend, the Marquis of Deverill, to keep a close eye on the spirited lovely.
Could any chaperone be less qualified -- yet more appreciated -- than Valentine Corbett? Here is a man as sinful as he is attractive, a notorious rake, gambler,and pursuer of women whom Nell has fancied since girlhood. Alas, the irresistible rogue seems uncharacteristically determined to be honorable, despite the passionate longing in his gaze. And Nell must tread carefully, for she has promised to immediately wed whomever her siblings choose should so much as a hint of scandal arise . . .