“Anyone who loves romance must read Sabrina Jeffries!” —Lisa Kleypas, New York Times bestselling author
From the beloved New York Times bestselling author comes a dazzling new series perfect for fans of Bridgerton, featuring a talk-of-the-ton trio of young women who’ve eschewed working as governesses to utilize their talents for fashion, food, and music, by running their own party planning enterprise, Elegant Occasions. And if they, and their wealthy clients, happen to find love along the way, it just makes their efforts all the more rewarding…
Goodreads Summer Romance Reading Recommendation
Self-made civil engineer Geoffrey Brookhouse has unexpectedly inherited the dukedom of Grenwood. But he has a secret that could ruin his family. Hoping to save his timid sister from that fate, he seeks to marry her off to a respectable, protective gentleman. With the London Season imminent, Geoffrey hires Elegant Occasions to orchestrate her debut. Yet Lady Diana Harper, spirited fashion expert, proves more than he bargained for. Suddenly, Geoffrey’s sister is emerging from her shell, and he is beleaguered with social invitations and gossip! Worse, Diana is attempting to transform him into a presentable duke—when all he really wants is to make her his own . . .
Diana doesn’t know what to make of the handsome, disheveled duke. The man bristles at the very idea that his fashion faux pas might spoil his sister’s chances. Yet Geoffrey’s stubbornness simply inspires Diana to ruffle his feathers—by setting him on a course of self-improvement. Although there’s something endearing, even irresistible about his flaws, can a man who hates the ton tolerate a woman who makes her living catering to them? Little does either know that they have more in common than they suspect—and that two can create a society all their own . . .
Bestseller Jeffries (The Bachelor) launches her Designing Debutantes series with this witty Regency romance. Though Lady Diana Harper and her sisters, young Verity and widowed Eliza, are social outcasts due to their scandalous parents' many infidelities, they're able to put their knowledge of fashion and the aristocracy to use running Elegant Occasions, a party planning company that helps clients navigate the intricate and high stakes world of London society. The sisters' expertise is challenged when the unlikely new Duke of Grenwood, the rough-hewn Geoffrey Brookhouse, requests their assistance launching his sister, Rosy, into society. Though Geoffrey balks at Diana's price, he agrees to double her fee if she can guarantee his sister will have five suitors a day the week after her debut ball. Diana refuses to back down and agrees to his terms on the condition that he submit to her instruction on improving his own manners as well. The bargain forces them to spend time together, and their initial attraction builds into a relationship neither expected. Jeffries again proves her mastery of historical romance with this scintillating series debut, complete with bold, determined characters whose sparring only highlights their sexual tension. Historical romance fans will be riveted.
Aristocracy meets working class.
A tad long-winded, but good nonetheless.
A must read
Delightful . Love every minute of it
I took me a bit to get into this book, it but was a bit slow moving. Halfway through it picked up and the characters started to shine. Diana and Geoffrey were a great pair. They both had secrets and baggage that held them back from the future they both wanted but felt was out of their grasp. The secondary characters are interesting and I’m looking forward to Eliza and Verity getting their HEA.