Oh, how I loved Thea! A lady who knows what she wants, and isn’t going to let some meddling duke get in the way. Or the meddling duke’s meddling servant, who cooks up plan after plan to get them in bed together! I especially loved the “surprise” the duke’s valet had waiting for them in the carriage.
This was a five-star H/h pairing and I loved them together!
Dalton’s mysterious mission and “dark past” was a little harder to believe, and the plot did tumble into predictable toward the end with a too-easy resolution, knocking this down a star. Even so, it’s on my keeper shelf and I’ll be looking for more by Lenora Bell!