A well-written regency romance with a smart heroine and a jaded but redeemable hero. I enjoyed this novel much more than I expected for a new writer, especially since I’ve been unable to complete some of the bestsellers I’ve started this month! (4 stars on Amazon)
Cordelia Summers is the only daughter of a wealthy City merchant, reluctantly pushed into society by an ambitious father. Determined not to trade her fortune for a title she meets Giles Fenwick, the disreputable Earl of Rockcliffe, a cynical Waterloo veteran who is equally set against matrimony. After an inauspicious first meeting in a common tavern, Cordelia and Giles are thrown together as the merchant’s daughter negotiates her way through her first London Season.
Set against the glittering backdrop of Regency England, an unlikely friendship develops between the Earl and the reluctant debutante, a friendship which looks likely to turn into so much more as both Giles and Cordelia begin to realise that not all marriages are created equal.
The Reluctant Debutante is a Regency romance, the second in the Light Division romances which follows some of the men of Wellington’s elite division into civilian life after the war.
Why not try book one in the series, A Regrettable Reputation?