The second I’ve read in this series of five, it is as fun as the first, with great characters who stand by one another, despite the strictures of society and their occasional (well, perhaps not so) family squabbles.
Lizzie is just adorable: smart, clever, curious and wholly unapologetic about her desire to support the cause of women’s rights. Much to her brother, the Earl’s dismay, she has even used her real name and published two articles for a London broadsheet. Of course, the censure because of her views is extreme, and there is a great series of ‘what to do with Lizzie’ scenes that happen within the confines of the family home.
Maureen Driscoll has created a series of Regency romances that have the feel of the period, with the appropriate social stricture and concerns, but the stories are easy for contemporary readers to relate to them. Language is more contemporary, and the characters do actually feel that many of the strange societal conventions of the London Tonne are as ridiculous as a modern reader finds them. Additionally, her characters are beautifully developed, with the family connections, protection and regard displayed with regularity and humor.
Adding in a long-term friend of Liam’s as Lizzie’s suitor, and making him wholly conflicted with his feelings for her versus his regard for his best friend make Marcus particularly delicious. His ingrained gentleman is often pushed to the limit by a very unconventional and bold Lizzie. The story has some heat, and that is perfectly timed to set up the great conflict and struggle. Each of the Kellington’s wlll find their happy ever after by the end of this series: and it is a delightful read.
If you aren’t certain about historical romances, or you simply adore them: give this series a chance. It’s clever, fun and the perfect escape read.
Title: Never Miss a Chance
Author: Maureen Driscoll
Genre: Historical Romance
Published by: Self-Published
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A duke’s daughter isn’t supposed to court scandal in Regency England. She isn’t supposed to involve herself in controversial causes. And she most especially isn’t supposed to expect love in a ton marriage. But Lady Elizabeth isn’t just any duke’s daughter. She’s a Kellington. And her expectations are somewhat higher than most people’s.
Marcus Redmond, the Marquess of Riverton, has been in love with his best friend’s sister for years. When Lizzie’s reputation is damaged, he offers her marriage, hoping she will come to care for him. But can the upright, staid Riverton make a love match with the impulsive, passionate Lizzie – especially when there are those who are determined to come between them?
A copy of this title was provided via Author for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.