Sophie Barnes is back with another delightful Summersby Tale. This time, Ryan Summersby meets his match!
Mary Croyden lives a simple life . . . and she likes it. But when she inherits a title and a large sum of money, everything changes. Forced to navigate high society, Mary finds herself relying on the help of one man—Ryan Summersby. Determined not to lose her sense of self, she realizes that Ryan is the only person she can trust. But Mary's hobbies are not exactly proper, and Ryan is starting to discover that this simple miss is not at all what he expected . . . but just might be exactly what he needs.
I thought this book was well thought out, in lieu of the notoriously vulgar comparisons we have right now. Heroine was intelligent, strong but not afraid to love, not the brainless, helpless "air heads" who seem not to be able to make up their minds without a "strong man". Being in the medical profession my self, I appreciated the work and diligence put in by the author. This is my first read but definitely not my last. Good Historical romance have Fallen out of tradition now nowadays, good to know there is still hope.
What is that something, exactly?
The grammar and spelling in this novel are flawless.
Unfortunately, those are its strong points. One expects to suspend disbelief in order to enjoy a fantasy. The rule, however, is that one asks for the suspension of disbelief once. Alas, one must suspend disbelief afresh with every chapter. It is not enough that our heroine is a doctor, without benefit of formal schooling. She must also be a surgeon, and in secret, with an idle interest in philosophy as a hobby, pursued by a dark plot of which she knows nothing, falls deeply in lust with her hero in two encounters, and reaches out to his sister for help on the strength of another two-encounter acquaintance.
It’s just a bit much, and every page is a bit more.
A woman who has successfully completed five lithotomies does not run to a mere acquaintance when someone steals her father’s journal. Nor does she attempt an entree into the ton without studying the most basic forms of address, or reveal her most closely guarded secrets to barely known persons.
In sum, no one could be this stupid and also be a surgeon.
I was very disappointed in this book. The heroine is supposed to be an intelligent woman who practices medicine, but she continually jumps to conclusions, loses her temper, and acts without thinking. The plot is preposterous and the characters unbelievable. I have liked previous books by this author, but wish I had not wasted my time or money on this one.