Someone’s review says: “Charlotte unravels the mystery of Piers while he just unravels” and while I cannot remember this book very well, having read it almost two months ago I remember even at that time reading that line and thinking that it tracked very well.
What can I say about this book? THIS IS WHY I NEED TO WRITE REVIEWS AS I FINISH BOOKS.
But also, we’re being kind to myself, and so it’s okay that I got behind. A thing that makes me giggle: after spending almost two weeks finishing the book before this, I read this book in a day. It’s very likely that I actually read this one starting in the evening and tripping into the next day past midnight, so possibly even in one setting.
This was indeed the first Tessa Dare novel that I read, and I ended up reading two more in a related series (Spindle Cove) later in February. I like her style–very sparkly and vibrant, and clearly full of Men Who Cannot Believe They Are Worthy [Of Love]. The Love bit is important, although I think it important to note that it is important for Man Types in these eras to realize they are often not worthy in general for the very awesome women that authors concoct for them.
This book has a nice blend as well of plot and romance–there’s a spectrum, right, and sometimes books veer a bit too much into plot (I’ll whisper it but I think Mr. Impossible might be one of them) and most of them are just all Romance (like, take your pick) but every so often there are those which are a great blend of both and this one had that. Usually it comes from memorable side characters, like the delightful MURDER! Edward here.
And look at that, I’ve vamped my way to an entire review.