A determined governess, a reluctant bridegroom, and a winter's journey from London to Cheshire…
Reputed to be the most exacting governess in England, Miss Elegy Perkins has cared for Lady Margaret, the spoiled daughter of the Marquess of Braemar, for twelve interminable years. Then she receives a life-changing offer that would bring her a prize of 5000 pounds and the chance at financial freedom. All she must do is find and escort Lady Margaret's reluctant bridegroom to his wedding. A simple enough task, until she meets the bridegroom in question.
Major Lord Devlin St. George has very little control of his life. For the past sixteen months he has done his utmost to avoid contracts, signed when he was a child, to leg-shackle him to the daughter of a wealthy marquess. Evading the efforts of his betrothed's brothers to drag him to the altar, Devlin has successfully missed three wedding dates so far. The only thing that stands between him and missing a fourth is a pistol-wielding, strait-laced governess. A lady who is far more woman than she dares reveal.
I recommend this book to anyone looking for a funny and interesting HEA. The supporting characters are just as interesting and entertaining as the heroine and hero. I didn’t think I would finish the book because I disliked the heroine at first. I’m glad I stayed with it and finished it. This book is a HEA but it also speaks to the class system and it’s drawbacks. It saddens me and annoys me that people were treated with so little regard if they were unlucky enough to not be born in the ton. R. K. C.