And the Miss Ran Away with the Rake
Avon / March 26, 2013 / $7.99 print, $6.99 digital
Sensible gentleman of means seeks a sensible lady of good breeding for correspondence, and in due consideration, matrimony.
Which is exactly the sort of advertisement that makes practical-to-a-fault Daphne Dale's heart flutter. A sensible gentleman, in her estimation, is the perfect match, and she's even more convinced once she's exchanging sensibly romantic letters with her very appropriate suitor. That is, until Lord Henry Seldon strays into her path. He's everything she's vowed to avoid—a rakish charmer whose very touch seduces her practical sensibilities and her resolve.
Lord Henry Seldon was not amused when his nephew placed an advertisement to find him a wife. Yet he couldn't resist replying to the note from “Miss Spooner.” And once he discovers he's corresponding with none other than the disarming Daphne Dale, he finds it's too late to disavow his heart. Now it is up to Henry to prove to Daphne just how insensible—and powerfully passionate—true love can be…
Very much like Lord Henry and Daphne do in Elizabeth Boyle’s second book in the Rhymes with Love series, And the Miss Ran Away with the Rake, I started this book with certain assumptions. And very much like Daphne and Lord Henry, those assumptions were quickly blown out of the water.
At the beginning of the book, Lord Henry’s rapscallion of a…nephew (yes, nephew, if you read the first book in the series you will know the rather convoluted family history of the Preston family) places an ad in the newspaper on behalf of Lord Henry. “Sensible gentleman of means seeks a sensible lady of good breeding for correspondence, and in due consideration, matrimony.” Lord Henry and his sister are horrified, but agree he must write to the ladies who replied to the ad. And this, ladies and gents, is where it gets interesting (and we’re not even out of the first chapter!).
[This is getting good...]