Juliet, the youngest of the Bennington sisters, has decided that the man she marries must be a poet. And there’s even one in London interested in her – even if his haikus underwhelm her. Certainly a sporting man like the Marquess of Hamill will not suit her, no matter how handsome she finds him.
This is the fifth book in the series, but not the final – for the sole Bennington brother remains to be wed. But Juliet is the last daughter, and I was excited for her book to see how she and her poetry would fare as she meets the wider world for the first time.
As is the theme with this series, I found myself giggling as I read this book. Though everyone and their husband is aware that Roundbat is not on the level, Juliet is stubborn enough to cling to her previous plans come hell or high water, and it was entertaining to see how she came to realize this. I liked how Rupert went about trying to court Juliet, and how his whole family tried to chip in despite being rather confounded by the idea of poetry.
However, I did feel like the romance was a little low key in this book. I wasn’t exactly sure what drew Juliet and Rupert together beyond an initial physical attraction. We see plenty of the two of them enjoying each other’s company, but I would have liked to see clearer what special chemistry made them suit each other.
Disclaimer: I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley. This is my honest and voluntary review.