Well that settles it, Alissa Johnson’s books go on my ‘auto buy’ list. After my first read by her, I went out and got her other book and it’s every bit as humorous and funny and well written as the first one I read. And even though I read them out of order, it didn’t affect my enjoyment one little bit…they’re both going on my keeper shelf!
Sophie’s got luck–both sides of it. It seems like for everything good that happens to her something bad happens–and vice versa. After years of traveling the world with her father, she’s on her way ‘home’ to England to have a ‘season’. So when just hours from shore, a strange man accosts her with a request ‘from the Regent’ for her help on a ‘secret mission’ for England, well…she just figures that’s luck. Whether it’s good or bad is yet to be seen. But she’s faced tigers, so really…how bad can it be?
Alex is a Duke. He’s also occasionally an agent for the Crown. But when he’s asked to keep an eye on an old-maid debutante? Darn his sense of honor, he’ll figure something out. And when he lays eyes on Sophie? He’s still fighting his sense of honor, but now it’s because he wants Sophie…in every way he shouldn’t!
Wonderfully funny, very sexy, zippy dialogue–I even enjoyed the bit of scheming/mystery by the dastardly cousin! Alissa Johnson hits it on all counts and reading this one just made me want to go back and re-read “Tempting Fate” which is connected by characters to this one. If you’ve been looking for an author who can do ‘humorous regency’ with passion, then look no further. Alissa Johnson’s got it covered. I already pre-ordered her next book, “Mcalistair’s Fortune” even though it doesn’t hit the shelves until May. She needs to write faster.