Julia Herington is overjoyed when her stepsister, Louisa, becomes engaged--to a viscount, no less. Louisa's only hesitation is living a life under the ton's critical gaze. But with his wry wit and unconventional ideas, Julia feels James is perfect for Louisa. Read more...
Julia Herington is overjoyed when her stepsister, Louisa, becomes engaged--to a viscount, no less. Louisa's only hesitation is living a life under the ton's critical gaze. But with his wry wit and unconventional ideas, Julia feels James is perfect for Louisa. She can only hope to find a man like him for herself. Exactly like him, in fact. . .
One Choice. . .
As the new Viscount Matheson, James wished to marry quickly and secure his title. Kind, intelligent Louisa seemed a suitable bride. . .until he met her stepsister. Julia is impetuous--and irresistible. Pledged to one sister, yet captivated by another, what is he to do? As Christmas and the whirl of the London season approach, James may be caught in a most scandalous conundrum, one that only true love, a bit of spiritous punch--and a twist of fate--will solve. . .
"Hilarious and utterly adorable. Theresa Romain's brilliant debut manages to be both passionate and just plain fun." -USA Today bestselling author Courtney Milan
"Give in to temptation--treat yourself to Theresa Romain's delightfully witty debut."
--USA Today bestselling author Sally MacKenzie
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2011-08-29
- Reviewer: Staff
Romain’s Regency debut is predictable but entertaining as two sisters get involved with the same man. When Louisa Oliver returns from her London season with her new fiancé, James, Viscount Matheson, no one is more delighted than her somewhat airheaded stepsister, Julia. But when James and Julia realize their banter has become more than friendship, they worry about hurting Louisa, unaware she is more interested in libraries than in making an advantageous marriage. Before these tangled relationships can be unraveled, the ton will be scandalized and Julia’s reputation destroyed. Readers will enjoy Romain’s humorous, lively approach, which compensates for anachronisms and plot holes. (Oct.)