"There were no magical princes lurking in the shadows...at least not for her."
After a near-death experience on the Peninsula, Radford, Viscount Evers, comes home with severe injuries and a willingness to marry and provide his mother with grandchildren. So, he makes a list of requirements - as any logical person would do. Though, if the list will produce the perfect bride - why is he so interested in the highly ineligible May Sheffers? May is down on her luck. Her uncle has declared her missing parents dead and seized her money. Not only can she not pay her rent, she must decide what to do to care for her ailing aunt. Her uncle is set on a marriage to a man old enough to be her father. Though this would give her a security she'd never known, what about passion or love? And what about the handsome viscount who so recently came into her life?
My Opinion: I really enjoyed this book. May is a lively character that is a lot of fun. Radford is a likable counterpart who's pride rivals her own. Their story is so believable that I started getting caught up in the story from the beginning. The side characters of Lord Nathan and Lady Iona really help keep the storyline moving as they strive to help their friends. There are a few nice twists and turns that make for good plot, whether they be good or bad events. I got a little frustrated with a couple of the minor characters, but they are minor so it didn't really take away from the story. Good read.