CBR 14 Bingo: Cozy
An Heyer-esque read, this book has minimal angst, maintains cheer, and ends happily all round.
Caroline is the latest of the young women to be presented by the Society of Sponsoring Ladies, but being set loose on the scandalous city of Brighton may end up too much for her reputation.
Of course I snapped this book up on NetGalley as soon as it became available – I’ve been really enjoying this series, and it turns out that this is probably my favorite of the lot.
I loved the leads, and the ways they differed and suited each other. Caroline has had a secure if somewhat unconventional upbringing, while “Bertie,” whose parents were rather volatile, responded by becoming excessively buttoned up. It was interesting to read how they reconciled their differences.
I thought the humor really shone in this book too, especially in the character of Bemmy and the presentation of the pineapple! There were a good number of hijinks throughout, but nothing egregious or really period-inappropriate, which I appreciated.
Really hardcore romance readers might be a little disappointed by the page count devoted to Caroline and Richard’s relationship, but I think it make sense considering the weight placed on the theme of both characters changing, one to become more proper and the other more improper, so that they meet in the middle.
I eagerly await the next book!
Disclaimer: I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley. This is my honest and voluntary review.