I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Imogen Duncan at the age of twenty-six, is the spinster in her family. Facing a future as her parents aging companion she longs for an adventure. Her mother, forbidding Imogen from where spectacles while in public, browbeats Imogen at every opportunity. Seeking escape one evening she stumbles into the arms of a gentleman who mistakenly believes her to be someone else.
Caleb, Marquess of Willbridge is running from a tragic secret. Upon meeting Imogen, he is inexplicably drawn to the ‘plain-Jane.’ An unlikely friendship develops between the two that develops into something more.
Imogen has seen what a loveless marriage has done to her sister and refuses to enter a marriage where she is unloved. Caleb is determined to prove that he is the man she needs.
This is a quick read that I thoroughly enjoyed. The characters are well developed, and I was particularly drawn to Caleb, who loved Imogen for who she was and was unconcerned with looks. There is a sprinkling of passion and intrigue with compelling secondary characters in the form of Caleb’s family. I hope they get their own tales.