Monday, April 25, 2011


Miss Gail Alton was not having a good day. Or a good year. First, she's strong-armed into attending the Season as a foil to her beautiful sister Evangeline. Then, while riding her mare in the park, she gets toppled by a stuffy, self-important, too-handsome-by-half "gentleman" who has the audacity to blame her for their fall into the chilly lake! Little does Gail know that the very same man will soon be found in a compromising position with her sister...

Forced into asking for Evangeline's hand in marriage, Maximillian, Viscount Fontaine, can't take his mind off the irksome girl who threw him from his horse and who can match wits with him at every turn. He's determined to follow through with his best intentions, yet he can't deny that Gail makes him want to cast propriety aside--and whisk away the sister of his soon-to-be bride...

I wasn't expecting too much out of this book. The book was recommended to me by a good friend, but we don't always have the same taste in books.

I was pleasantly surprised. It was one of those books that I managed to read within a couple of afternoons. I enjoyed the setting, Regency England, the characters were very interesting and there were quite a few of them. I thought that Gail and her sister Evangeline were great together, they had a very close relationship and I enjoyed their different ways on dealing with their stepmother. It took me a while to warm up to Max, at the beginning I thought that he was a somewhat spoiled and lazy sort of gentleman, but there was more than that to him.

Overall I thought that the book was charming and sweet, and I will be looking forward on reading more books by this author.

Compromised by Kate Noble (3/5) Historical Romance; Published: Berkley (2/2009); Source: Library; New Author; Books 2011 (25);

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