Can two star-crossed lovers come together―until death do they part?
Viscount Hart Highgate has decided to put his rakish ways behind him and finally get married. He may adore a good brandy or a high-speed carriage race, but he takes his duties as heir to the earldom seriously. Now all he has to do is find the right kind of woman to be his bride―ideally, one who’s also well-connected and well-funded. . .
Meg Timmons has loved Hart, the brother of her best friend, ever since she was an awkward, blushing schoolgirl. If only she had a large dowry―or anything to her name at all. Instead, she’s from a family that’s been locked in a bitter feud with Hart’s for years. And now she’s approaching her third London season, Meg’s chances with him are slim to none. Unless a surprise encounter on a deep, dark night could be enough to spark a rebellious romance. . .for all time?
This book is a sweet story about Meg, who has been in love with her friend's brother Hart forever and about Hart who, thanks to some manipulations by Meg's friends, finally realizes that she might be the right woman for him. Or not.
Even though it was a sweet story that I'll probably reread every now and then and that I enjoyed reading, I was missing the chemistry between the hero and the heroine. They are sweet and nice with each other, mostly, but even Meg's attraction for him seems to be rather superficial. In the end, it all works out and they just click and feel like a real couple in love but it takes them (and me as a reader) some time to get there.
Concerning those friends that I mentioned, well, if you have read other books in this series, you will probably be rather familiar with Lucy and her antics, especially with the way she keeps helping her friends by playing the matchmaker whether they want her to do it or not. And, lets' face it, her methods are very often somewhat questionable. You could say that if somebody falls in love despite Lucy's efforts at matchmaking, they must have been truly destined to be together.Honestly, though, sometimes her manner is a little bit annoying as she always knows best and tricks her victims into falling in line with her ruses and tricks. Again - no matter what they want or what they risk by it.
On the whole, it is a nice story and those of you who have read any of the other books in this series, will be happy to reacquaint yourself with some of the characters from the other books as well.