Ok, this book gets right into it – the hero and heroine meet on the very first page and we’re off and flying from there with witty conversation and action (has a Regency Romance hero ever been run down by a sheep before??). And it doesn’t let up from there – looking back I realised all the action takes place in one week which is just crazy!
Hmm, what to say about this book? First up, I should mention that it is quite long – 260 pages – and yet most of the action, including the romance (!) doesn’t happen until the 70% mark.
So if you’re someone who prefers fast paced books, with lots of action, particularly the romantic type of action, then best to put this book back. But if you like slow-burn romance and a plot that’s driven by conversation (think Georgette Heyer or Joan Smith then I think you’ll like Lady Cecily’s Scheme.
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