4 of 5 stars
Caleb Masters, Marquess of Willbridge, waits in the garden for a willing widow, but he accidentally steals a kiss from wallflower, Miss Imogen Duncan, who has fled to the garden to get away from nasty gossip. Thus begins an unlikely friendship between the two. Imogen is used to be invisible while in plain sight and is delighted when Caleb appears to enjoy her company. Can these two overcome a series of misunderstandings before they find a truly lasting relationship?
I enjoyed this book. Ms. Britton has written a delightful story of Caleb and Imogen. Even though Caleb is painted as a rake, there is none of that behavior in this book. Instead, he is kind, honorable and compassionate, all the while, carrying unbearable guilt around the death of his younger brother. Imogen suffers under her tyrannical mother's thumb, but she continues to shine with her kindness especially in her overtures to Caleb's painfully shy sister Emily. The plot moves along at a steady pace although the internal dialogue could be cut a bit to tighten up the story. Fans of regency romances will definitely enjoy this book.
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