From the Diary of Leonie Noirot: The perfect corset should invite its undoing . . .
Lethally charming Simon Blair, Marquess of Lisburne, has reluctantly returned to London for one reason only: a family obligation. Still, he might make time for the seduction of a certain redheaded dressmaker—but Leonie Noirot hasn't time for him. She's obsessed with transforming his cousin, the dowdy Lady Gladys, into a swan.
Leonie's skills can coax curves—and profits—from thin air, but his criminally handsome lordship is too busy trying to seduce her to appreciate her genius. He badly needs to learn a lesson, and the wager she provokes ought to teach him, once and for all.
A great plan, in theory—but Lisburne's become a serious distraction and Leonie's usual logic is in danger of slipping away as easily as a silk chemise. Could the Season's greatest transformation be her own?
Chase's slightly offbeat third and final Dressmakers historical (after Scandal Wears Satin) follows Leonie Noirot, who's left to run the dressmaking shop Maison Noirot after her sisters marry wealthy men. When Leonie agrees to act as a Pygmalion of sorts for the socially awkward Lady Gladys, she spends more time spatting with Gladys's charming, handsome, and altogether too devilish cousin, Simon Blair, Marquess of Lisburne. The two are predictably thrown together in a variety of ways. Though not a typical Regency-era romance, this often overwrought tale falls just short of being truly interesting.