The Spare Heirs Society Cordially Invites You to Meet Fallon St. James: The Mastermind
When the love of Lady Isabelle Fairlyn's life is betrothed to her twin sister, Isabelle vows to find a suitable replacement before the end of the season. He must be a talented dancer, have a keen fashion sense, and be perfectly dashing in every way.
Fallon St. James is the farthest thing from perfectly anything. As head of the secretive Spare Heirs Society, he must stick to the shadows...even as Isabelle's friendship pulls him reluctantly into the light. But when Isabelle gets involved with the one man who could destroy Spares, Fallon must decide between protecting his life's work―or risking everything to save the woman whose warm smile leaves him breathless.
Okay, I must admit that sometimes I was a bit furious with the hero because dear Fallon St.James shouldn't meddle that much with other people's lives especially if those people are of the female variety and he doesn't want to marry.
I mean, alright, he is, at least according to Isabelle's definition of a bachelor, available for marriage but he simply doesn't want to marry, does he? And if he doesn't want to marry, shouldn't he better guard a certain young woman's reputation?
So, you see, I'm not completely happy with our hero and I must further admit that the heroine's naiveté was sometimes somewhat exasperating but I loved her sunny and optimistic view of life nonetheless. Apart from that, though, their chemistry was great and I loved how Isabelle muddled through, straight under our hero's skin.
I laughed and I shed some tears and on the whole, I really enjoyed this book. It is different, there is no real hero and our heroine has much to learn about black and white and all the different shades of grey in between the black and the white. Not everyone who is bad, is really bad and not everyone who is good, has always been good. And not everyone who says that he (or she) is not in love, is really not in love, right?
I am really looking forward to the next book in the series!