The Unlikely Lady
Jane Lowndes vows to remain permanently on the shelf as a bluestocking spinster for the rest of her life. Unfortunately, she has a meddlesome mother to deal with, who forces Jane to socialize and mingle with the town when she would rather be curled up with a good book in relative quiet. Garrett Upton can never forgive himself for something that happened while he was at war, and he has been racked with guilt ever since. He succeeds at hiding his sorrow behind an easy smile, and whenever he is in the presence of Jane Lowndes, a sparring match always ensues between the two of them that leaves him looking the fool and temporarily relieves him of his grief. Garrett and Jane seem like the most unlikely of couples, but will sparks fly between them?
I enjoyed this romance immensely! Jane and Garrett are extremely lovable main characters, and I felt thrilled to learn more about them. Each and every supporting character in the story had purpose and an important role to play, so nothing felt forced or unnecessary. My favorite part about Jane is that she wears spectacles. A nerd deserves to be loved too, right? A definite must-read!
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