When Colin Cavendish, the new earl of Drayson, informs Lucy Beresford that she and her mother need to vacate the house they've called home for the past two years, Lucy is fit to be tied. They have no money, no relations they can turn to for help, and nowhere to go. How dare the earl break the promise his father had made to the Beresfords without so much as a twinge of conscience?
Fate plays her hand when Lucy discovers the earl unconscious and injured in the middle of the road. When he awakens with no recollection of who he is, Lucy seizes the opportunity to teach the earl a much-needed lesson in humility and tells him that he is nothing more than a mere servant. Her servant, in fact.
And thus begins the charming tale of a pompous lord and an impetuous young woman, caught together in a web so tangled that it begs the question: Will they ever get out?
Rachael Anderson? I love you.
I know this probably seems redundant coming from me but Rachel Anderson writes books so perfectly for me. Every single time. It is so easy to settle right in with Rachael's books and just stay there from beginning to end. This is her first dip into the regency genre and I am so, so happy. She did it! She did it! She really, really did it! :) And I am just as in love with her regency as I am with her contemporary books.
I love the set up for this book. It starts out with the Earl of Drayson, kind of full of himself, delivering a notice to vacate to Lucy. Lucy, in a moment of pure human frustration, takes advantage of the Earl's misfortune and capitalizes on it. She is determined to teach that high and mighty Lord a lesson or two.
It is all so comical and Lucy is quite pleased with herself until she finds herself falling for Drayson. Oops. That wasn't supposed to happen. And in her growing web of lies, she doesn't know how to make things right again.
I read through this book so quickly. I loved every single minute of it. Lucy is such a fun character- full of life and love. I couldn't help but smile through most of this book. Drayson actually surprised me. I didn't much care for him in the beginning but even when I began liking him, he still surprised me. I love when that happens.
So, it's a big, fat LOVE from me for this book. I really, really hope that Rachael is working on the next book and that I will get to read it soon!
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.