The Review: 4.5 Stars
This is only my second book by Eloisa James and I am happy to say I liked it just as much as Say No to the Duke. Both were humorous, passionate, and full of amazing secondary characters to pair with the main couple. I have now put all the books from the series in my Libro.fm Wishlist for future purchase. MUST listen to them all.
Lady Joan was impossible not to love. She always had a smile on her face and was ready for a laugh. Her passion for the theater and for life beyond the confinements of what society declares right and/or wrong made her into and interesting, intriguing, and very charming character. As Thaddeus gets to know her better and falls for her, so do we.
Thaddeus is the very picture of everything that is proper and right about a Duke. He could not be more different than Joan. His father run off to be with his mistress soon after Thaddeus was born to never return and show any love for his son. Thaddeus is serious and responsible because he has to be. There is no one else to take care of his mother and because of his father's scandal, he feels it is his duty to marry a highborn daughter that is well behaved and proper to restore his family's name. There is more to it than that, more going on between him and his father that as the friendship between him and Joan grows he begins to confide in her.
It was delightful to see/read how good these two were for each other. Joan made him enjoy life more, made him share his burdens. And Thaddeus in turn made Joan more aware of her actions and consequences. They balanced and completed each other well.
Release date: March 30th, 2021
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