I'm so, so happy to be a part of reading and reviewing the Proper Romance line from Shadow Mountain this year! There are some fantastic books coming and well, it just makes me happy. Nancy Campbell Allen starts this year off perfectly with her regency twist on My Fair Lady.
In this story, the roles are reversed and Lady Ivy has embarked on a daring quest to help the new Earl of Stansworth adjust to his title and responsibilities. It is a daunting task because the new Earl (Jack) doesn't want any part of what lies ahead.
Ivy is a lively, kind and intelligent lady but suppressed by the ridiculous rules of society. Her new task in helping the Earl and his family gives her life and purpose. I love how kind Ivy is, how gently she deals with people. Her own experiences give her compassion.
Jack is angry and defiant to begin the story. He lashes out frequently but his storm cannot withstand Ivy's calm. His transformation is quite satisfying.
This book is romance but it has a bit of intrigue as well. Someone is out to kill Jack and so it lends another layer to the story. I am so hoping that Jack's sister has the next story. I sense some fun things happening for her!
I loved this book. It was all things happy to me.