This story is the third and last in the "Season in Town" trilogy which also includes
1) A Country Miss in Hanover Square (Mills & Boon Historical) (Historical Romance)
2) An Innocent Debutante in Hanover Square (Mills & Boon Historical) (Historical Romance)
The heroine, Amelia Royston has appeared in previous books as a brilliant matchmaker who had abandoned hopes of finding love for herself after her cruel and ruthless half-brother drove away the man she loved.
A woman of great generosity of spirit, Amelia will go to great lengths to help others, especially those who have been wronged. As she has attained her majority and inherited a large fortune in her own right, she is no longer dependent on her half-brother and has been free to do so.
At the start of the story Amelia's lost love returns to London as a wealthy widower, having inherited the title of Earl of Ravenshead, and again asks her to marry him.
At this stage it is almost obligatory in this genre for either the hero, heroine, or both to say or do something outstandingly stupid and for the rest of the book to be about repairing the self-inflicted damage to their romance. To be quite frank, I am tired of reading book after book in which a heroine acts in the way that this one considers for a few seconds and concludes would be "cutting off her nose to spite her face."
Without wishing to spoil the story, it was a refreshing change to find that in this book, hero and heroine act like normal human beings and the author provides them with a rather different set of challenges. The reader learns that both Ravenshead and Amelia have some ruthless and determined enemies - and worse, those enemies may not be the individuals that our hero and heroine already know they need to be on guard against ...
It's not Georgette Heyer, let alone Jane Austen, but I found this a reasonably entertaining regency romance to read if you are looking to relax for an hour without making any great demands on your cerebral capacity.