Just to be clear, when I give this 4.5 stars, I'm not saying it's Shakespeare--but what I AM saying is that if you're looking for a really standout example of the Regency romance genre, you need look no further. The two leads are well-developed and memorable; the setting, a small coastal town that is a magnet for spinsters, is quirky and charming; and the dialogue is light and witty and funny enough that I sincerely laughed out loud multiple times. This is a great readalike for readers of Julia Quinn or Eloisa James -- clever and funny and charming.
This book had a fantastic premise. A young independent minded woman who runs a boarding house for other young "gently bred" ladies meets a Lieutenant Colonel in an idyllic little village. Only I hated their first meeting. He was setting off explosives trying to clear some sheep out of the way. That part was kind of funny, but the fact that they end up kissing during this encounter was not good at all. Turned me off completely. I would have rather he became furious with her for almost getting herself killed while she then read him the riot act for setting off the explosives in the first place. That would have kept my interest. Unfortunately, that's not what happened and I did not get past page 60. She was too naive and he wasn't a gentlemen. The secondary characters did seem interesting tho, but not enough to keep me reading.
Great character development and good plot
Just too simplistic and contrived, it had me rolling my eyes.
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