Admittedly, I had picked up this book in the past a few times but never actually gave it a go … until the day before New Year’s Eve when I decided that I could totally fit in another book before the year’s end (I never ever carry over a book … the new year MUST start with a new book!). It’s a novella so I knew I could get it read.
And, of course, it’s Tessa Dare, which means I knew I would be hooked within the first few pages!
I love, love, loved this book! I’m not sure how I managed to not read it for the past year or so that I’ve owned it because it really was a perfect year end read — it would be perfect for any time of the year!
One of the books I had read for Christmas included a story where two people kept meeting every New Year’s Eve and I thought it was such a perfect way to tell a story, not including the things that happen outside of these people meeting, but just the two of them. This book was very much like that one. We start when the main character, Eliza, who is pretty young, meeting the scandalous, dissolute, no-good Mr. Wright. I find it so awesome that he’s called Mr. Wright when he seems so obviously wrong to Eliza!
Their meetings continue throughout the story and it’s just so much fun! Eliza is intent on making sure her sisters marry the appropriate suitors and not really set on her own romances, and she’s really not a fan of Mr. Wright (Harry), so it really brought a smile to my face whenever they’d be put together — especially since Eliza was quite intent on not seeing him ever again past their first meeting.
Such a great book and a true testament to Tessa Dare’s writing. I just love her characters, the storylines, the setting … everything! She knows how to pull a reader into a book AND how to keep them reading well after finishing! I have one other series by Tessa that I haven’t read AND she just came out with a new book! I know I’ll be set for 2015.
Have you ever had a run in with someone you weren’t fond of over and over again? Did you eventually wind up friends (or more)?