A Loyal Companion Author:Barbara Metzger SPOILED AND UNGOVERNED, FITZ WAS NOT SUITABLE COMPANION FOR A LADY OF FASHION.... — And certainly no proper chaperon. Fitz begged to disagree -- after all, a dog was a true Incomparable as far as friendship, loyalty, and protection -- and soon lovely Miss Sonia was plucked by her rusticated roots and packed off, dog and all, to London. Perhaps th... more »ere she would find a husband to tame her free-spirited ways -- and keep her out of trouble.
Sonia, however, always had a soft spot for the underdog, and Darius Conover was such a fellow. Scorned by society for a scandalous deed, Conover was not redeemed even by his heroics in battle. Until he met Sonia and Fitz, two passionate souls undaunted by even the most odious circumstances -- and decidedly determined to undo the shackles binding his heart.« less
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.