Julia Quinn, Julia Quinn! Why do I always push your books to the bottom of my to be read pile, only to be put in my place time and time again by your wit, writing and story telling? I don’t know.
Hugh Prentice made a terrible decision in his younger days and has paid the price ever since. He challenged his friend to a duel and it left both men changed mentally and physically. Hugh has a lame leg and he shot his friend in the shoulder. His friend was exiled by Hugh’s evil father until Hugh could figure out a way to bring him home. Hugh is very clever and quite obsessed with figures and sums.
Lady Sarah Pleinsworth wants to marry, not only to love but to escape having to play in the family quartet. She’s a Smythe-Smith and that’s what the unmarried females in her family do. The only way to escape it long term is to marry or die. She can’t stand Hugh Prentice because of all that she and her family have lost due to him.
These two polar opposites made me laugh so hard. I mean laugh out loud laugh. Belly laugh! It was such a delight to watch them to fall in love. Despite their families’ problems these two realized that sometimes the best things in life are right in front of you. If you haven’t read Julia Quinn, you really should.