"Forcing her lips upward into a smile, she graciously thanked her 'stepbrother,' and vowed to push Annabella into a well the next time she saw her for daring to like creamed turnips."
Juliet Baines is fairly satisfied in her life as a lady's maid. But when her mistress and best friend refuses to travel to London to see her step-brother who hates her, Juliet is convinced to go in her place. Planning to see the sights for a few days before Annabella sends for her to come home, Juliet doesn't expect what she finds in London. Gray, Duke of Wyndam, has no real love for his step-sister, but never had intended the consequences of his lack of acceptance. Guilt drives him to help her now, but it is soon evident that the enchanting creature visiting him is anyone but Annabella. He should force her to reveal her identity, but he finds himself reluctant to end their time together.
My Opinion: This was a wonderfully sweet and fun romance, reminiscent of the books that got me reading romances in the first place. Juliet is classically sweet and innocent. Gray is smitten and effectively avoids the possible truths right in front of him. Their chemistry is great and there are some pretty awesome kissing scenes. The side characters of the aunts and Uncle Lucien were lots of fun throughout the story, giving fullness and completeness. Though there are several open options to make other books from the other side characters, the book felt complete and satisfying. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys some fun romance, sweet kisses, and a healthy dose of the joys and trials of falling in love.
I received a free copy of this book to review. No other compensation was given. The summary and review are 100% my own.