Miss Felicia Easton, holed up happily at Easton Manor, was quite content with her unchaperoned state, thank you very much. The last thing she needed was to be summarily fetched to see her ogre of a guardian, the elderly Duke of Somerset.
And so she fled with her childhood friend, Scott—only to run into a highwayman!
Thank heavens Glen Aston happened along when he did, insisting the two runaways recover from their shock at a local inn.
But it was some time before the flirtatious Felicia and the highly susceptible Ashton realized they had more in common than a chance encounter in the countryside, for the Duke of Somerset had passed away, and Ashton was now Felicia’s guardian.
And this guardian didn’t appreciate being bamboozled by a slip of a girl, lovely though she might be!
It has been a long time since I have read a historical romance. I became jaded with them after they started sounding the same. I actually would get some confused with others or they would run together.
Madcap Miss was a breath of fresh air though I am not 100% sure why. The only negative thing I can say about this novel was that the dialogue seriously started to grate my nerves. The use of pet names was tedious. Every time someone addresses someone else, there were pet names involved. I am not sure about you but when I am having a conversation, I don’t randomly through the person’s name in unless I need to get their attention. Also, if someone called the female lead ‘madcap” one more time, I was going to go mad!
I loved the dynamic between the two couples. Even though the lead couple was supposed to be Felicia and Glen, I found myself caring about the secondary couple (no spoilers) just as much! I appreciated that Felicia and Glen didn’t spend the entire novel fighting. They couldn’t fight their feelings, and honestly didn’t even try. Nothing makes me happier than a couple who genuinely cares about each other.
All the characters were interesting, the story line simple and easy to enjoy, and I found myself utterly content with how everything turned out. I didn’t expect such a raw sensual scene from this novel but it was a pleasant surprise. Overall, the novel seemed to be the complete package. I plan on reading more of from this author.
What genre have you been avoiding due to previous disappointments?