Pages: 356 pages
Series: Jewels of the Ton
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I saved this book for last because I knew that I would love it. That may sound a bit presumptious of me but when I find a book about a haughty or badly behaved hero, I must read it. And I was totally right. I did love this book. Intensely.
Juliette was one heck of an amazing heroine. I label many heroines as "strong" but she really was. She took care of her own business and did not depend on the hero to do it for her (it's a bit of a spoiler but if you read the book you'll get it). She was smart and rational in all that she did. I also love how she dealt with Will. He didn't exactly treat her nicely but she never got sad or dramatic about it. Will, on the other hand, was in need of a good scolding. He treats Juliette like crap for most of the book. He is so focused on his title that he can barely comprehend complex thought. But he has his reasons and once you get through his doltishness, he really is a sweetie.
This is one of the rare times in my reading life where I can say with absolute accuracy that there was nothing I did not like about this book. I loved everything. The chemistry between Juliette and Will was just perfect. He treated her not so nicely most of the time but I kind of like that. He was also a bit snooty---but I like that too. I also liked the mystery even though it was a bit open-ended but I am expecting that that will be resolved in future books.