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In this Regency twist of My Fair Lady, Jack would rather be at sea than fixing the mistakes of his grandfather, the late Earl of Stansworth. Instead, he finds that inheriting his grandfather's wealth and title—and securing the welfare of his sister and mother—means joining the ranks of high society and living with the aristocracy. Luckily, Ivy Carlisle, the granddaughter of a dear friend of Jack's late grandmother, is willing to teach him etiquette and properly introduce him into society. Jack soon learns that his challenge isn't surviving his new lifestyle but surviving the conspiracies against him—as well as keeping himself from falling madly in love with his new tutor.
MY REVIEW / THOUGHTS:
When I was contacted by Shadow Mountain and asked if I wanted to review the new Proper Romance that was released I of course jumped at the chance. I LOVE Proper Romances. Love them. This book did not disappoint!
Jack is happy with his life on the sea. It allows him to send money to his mom and sister. His dad had passed away and he was forced to go to sea at a young age to help pay for his family. His father grew up privileged but when he married Jack's mother he was disinherited by his father. Jack has always hated his grandfather for this.
He never wanted any association with his Grandfather. The Earl of Stansworth. One day while at port he is approached by an employee of the Earl that insisted that Jack meet with his grandfather before he died.
The Earl offers Jack the earldom on his deathbed. Jack tried to refuse by his grandfather tells him that if he takes the earldom he will make sure his mother and sister are moved into society right away. Jack finds he cannot refuse this offer. He will do anything to make his mother's and his sisters lives better.
Jack has been at sea for so long and never imagined he would ever be Earl of anything. Having been blackmailed into this "new" calling of his he meets the one and only Lady Ivy Carlisle.
This story is so much fun. Jack is such a great character. He is snarky and funny, and knows how to ruffle Ivy's feathers. Ivy is sweet, kind and beautiful. She is proper and is insistent that Jack learn etiquette worthy of launching him into the society.
The banter between Ivy and Jack is fabulous. I laughed so hard during this book. There are a few twists and turns in the book that I wasn't expecting and it was such a fun ride.
I loved the writing, the world, and characters. Besides Ivy and Jack, there are other characters that made this book so much more fun. Ivy's Nana is probably my favorite. She is high class and doesn't care if she is outspoken or not. It's awesome.
The love story is of course fabulous. I love how clean and fun these stories are. It's nice when an author can pull me into a world that is beautiful and full of life and be able to keep it clean.
If your like historical romances this is such a great book to pick up.
Source: I was given this book in return for an honest review. I was not compensated in any way for this book. These are my own PERSONAL thoughts on the book.
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