Well written, but as exciting as drifting down a lazy stream. There's no thrill of pursuit, no nefarious plans of espionage - just a mediocre mystery (oh, this had such potential for twists & turns deeply intertwined with the characters from the first book!), and offers us arrogant Alex - who is as bland as toast and just as appealing.
The first tale in this series was a treat, but this second story was good as a bedtime sedative, not much more.
I am not sure I have read a novel by Jane Feather before but honestly I was quite dissapointed. To Wed... ended up being a lackluster tale of a normally sensible young woman who seemingly loses all of her sense and intelligence and weds a russian prince who she has only met four times. The prince in question is not so much wicked as callous and brutish in his treatment of Lavia and his quest to dethrone Czar Alexander. Honestly I was so upset by Lavia's non-sensical marriage and the period inappropriate euphasisms that the author kept using (ex: level the playing field) that I found it hard to enjoy the novel. Also it seemed much longer then needed. There are much better period romances out there then this one.