Top positive review
Strong female lead, Great read!
Reviewed in the United States on February 28, 2022
An illegitimate woman in the regency era is someone that is considered the lowest of the classes and is believed to follow the mother's footsteps. This is a story of not only an illegitimate woman but an illegitimate Princess, and she is not your typical woman of the time. Gillian is a woman ahead of her time that has NO desire to be a wife, let alone be a part of the Ton. The problem is that her mother and Grandmother want her to debut and having been raised to run wild and free in Italy she has not been raised to be a Lady of Quality. Enter her distant Charles Valentine Penley, the Sixth Duke of Leverton also known by the Ton as "The Duke of Perfection." He has been enlisted by his distant relative to help make Gillian presentable for polite society, Charles has never met a challenge that he hasn't been able to conquer. Between his pursuit for perfect and her stubbornness Ssparks fly the question is will they catch fire, or will they burn?
This is a Serrano Pepper on the Pepper scale, with a few hot and explicit scenes but mainly a slow burn. This is a great book I have to give it a 5 out of 5 stars. The heart racing that comes from this book is for different reasons because of the action-packed scenes as well as the hot explicit moments. I recommend this book to anyone who likes the Forced Proximity trope, the Regency Romances, as well as anyone who loves a good lead woman who is not afraid of going against the grain.
I hope this helps you find your next Tantalizing Tome.