Title: An Improper Arrangement (The Little Season Series, book #1)
Genre: Historical Romance
Author: Kasey Michaels
Publisher: HQN Books, Jan 1, 2016
Source: Free for review from the publisher
Sexy Rating: 5
Description from Amazon.com:
Experience the drama of the Little Season in the first of a new series by USA TODAY bestselling author Kasey Michaels, in which three dashing war heroes have finally met their matches…
Gabriel Sinclair has returned from battle as reluctant heir to a dukedom. As if his new responsibilities weren’t enough, Gabriel’s aunt enlists him to sponsor a young heiress through London’s Little Season. Yet Miss Thea Neville is hardly the tedious obligation he expected. She’s exotic and enchanting—and utterly unaware of the secret poised to destroy her family’s reputation.
After ten years in America, Thea is ready to do her duty and marry well. Deportment lessons, modistes, balls—the ton is a minefield she could scarcely navigate without Gabriel’s help. By rights, she should accept the first bachelor who offers for her. Instead, she’s succumbing to a dangerous attraction to her wickedly handsome chaperone—one that could unhinge her plans in the most delicious way.
There is lots of banter between Thea and Gabriel, each trying to outwit the other. Gabriel and his Aunt, the Duchess, have their own agenda in presenting Thea to the ton. However there are some surprises along the way. Gabriel seemed an odd choice for a chaperone and his idea of getting his friends to help also seemed a bit odd. The birds added a comic element along with Gabriel’s solution to their unwanted presence in his life. Gabriel’s friend’s romantic attachment to Thea’s maid seemed a bit farfetched. This is a story that reads like a farce and has many humorous elements as well as those welcome surprises along the way. Lighthearted fare this is an enjoyable romp if that’s what you are in the mood for.