This is the first book in a new series by Erica Ridley and Darcy Burke. Ms Ridley will be writing the odd-numbered books, and Ms Burke will be writing the even numbered.
Cole, the Duke of Colehaven, has never lost a bet. When he is challenged to find a husband for his friend’s wallflower ward, he is quick to take up the challenge, but this may be one bet he will not win.
Diana Middleton has deliberately masqueraded as a wallflower so as not to attract attention. She has no wish to marry as a husband will interfere with her hidden life. Diana has devoted herself to mathematics and establishing that merchants and shop keepers are giving accurate measurements.
The two main characters could not be more perfect for each other if they tried. Cole uses his position in the house of lords to better enact change, and he finds himself agreeing with Diana’s ideas, but he doesn’t understand her reluctance to remain a spinster.
I love Erica Ridley’s books she crafts characters who are not typical of the historical genre. She excels in writing characters who are different but still fit with the time. There is never any complex plots simply two people who are falling in love and the difficulties that love brings.
I received an arc of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review all thoughts and opinions are my own.