From the series guaranteed to "win the hearts of Regency fans” comes a story of secret identities, unlikely love, and forbidden romances that will warm even the coldest of hearts (Publishers Weekly).
While most young ladies attend balls and hunt for husbands, Ophelia Hardwick has spent the last ten years in disguise. As the land steward for the Earl of Carlyle, she’s found safety from the uncle determined to kill her and freedoms a lady could only dream of. Ophelia’s situation would be perfect—if only she wasn’t hopelessly attracted to her employer.
Calvin, Earl of Carlyle, is determined to see his sister married this season. And he’ll do it with the help of his trusted right-hand man. But when he finds out Ophelia's secret, and that her life is in danger, his priorities change. Their attraction is passionate, all-consuming, and if they aren’t careful, it could turn downright deadly—for both of them.
A woman assumes her twin brother's identity in Bennett's charming second Misfits of Mayfair Regency romance (Any Rogue Will Do). Lord Cal Carlyle is so desperate to protect his beloved 18-year-old sister, Emma, from being married off to a scoundrel during her first season that he offers to pay Adam Hardwick, his friend and faithful land steward, to marry her himself. But Cal soon discovers that scrawny, effeminate Adam is really beautiful Ophelia, "Phee" to her friends. Phee is living as her brother, who died 10 years earlier, until she can claim his inheritance from her villainous uncle, who will stop at nothing to keep the money himself. Cal falls for the fiercely self-sufficient Phee but he finds his own freedom jeopardized when his father offers Cal's hand in marriage to satisfy a wager. Bennett's spirited plot adds Shakespearean twists to the typical Regency fare, complete with humor, sensual love scenes, and pithy observations on gender roles and the social mores of the 1820s. Packed with disguises, debts, and debutantes, this delightful Regency does not disappoint. \n
Different in a good way!
I read a ton of romance and this book wasn’t perfect but it was different and interesting. I wasn’t expecting the storyline although it could’ve had more in depth moments. The reveal to Cal was shallow, & some things needed to be explained more but let’s face it, we’re reading these books for light entertainment and the book kept me entertained for sure!
A quick fun read.
Based on the description I thought this was going to be a great story, but it is more boring than watching paint dry. I’m less than halfway through it and I don’t care to know the rest.
Phee could be interesting if only the author would let her. She could be an amazing character with so much depth and strength but she is being held back. Why?
Calvin is weak. And spineless. He might be a nice guy but he’s just forgettable. I actually had to go back and look up his name to write this review.
Emma is useless. I understand the need for a more tangled storyline, but if I don’t read another word about her it will make the story better. She seems like an afterthought that could have been purged from the book altogether.
Eastly is a ridiculous character who is a spoiled child and should not be put up with. His storyline is so asinine as to be superfluous. Totally unbelievable.
I give this 2 stars strictly for Phee. Just wish the author would let her shine through.