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- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page 43.
- Review Date: 2008-02-04
- Reviewer: Staff
Feather follows her well-crafted debut (A Wicked Gentleman) with this second installment of her Cavendish Square trilogy. Livia Lacey, the enchanting and witty daughter of a vicar, has been enjoying the 1771 social whirl while living in the London home she inherited from a distant relative, but is surprised when Prince Alex Prokov of Russia ardently pursues her. Feather hints at Alex's steely nature even as she paints him as the consummate gentleman, especially during the sizzling high note of a secluded picnic together, the courtship's sizzling high note. After their marriage, Livia discovers hidden facets of her husband's personality and begins to suspect his motives for their marriage and for his stay in England. Feather slowly reveals Livia to be a most formidable heroine. (Apr.)