Series: Tricks of the Ton #3
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He’s the perfect gentleman… After years hidden away from the mockery of the Ton, proud Andrew Clifton, Lord Amberstall, is finally ready to face Society again. But when his horse is injured on the road to London, Andrew finds himself literally thrown at the feet of the beautiful, infuriating, and undeniably eccentric Katie Moore.…she’s anything but a lady.Katie always preferred the stables to society, so when she was badly injured in a riding accident, she was more than happy to retreat to the countryside and give up the marriage mart for good. She never expected an infuriatingly proper lord to come tumbling into her life—and she certainly never expected to find herself wondering what it would be like to rejoin the world at his side. They couldn’t be more different, and soon Andrew and Katie find themselves at odds about everything but the growing passion between them…and a keen awareness of a threat that may end their unconventional romance before it has even begun.
How to Lose A Lord in 10 Days or Less is the third book in the Tricks of the Ton series by Elizabeth Michels. This is a series I have thoroughly enjoyed with feisty, original female protagonists and complicated heroes. Laced with humor, passion and suspenseful moments How to Lose a Lord in 10 Days or Less was a fun romp that had me laughing and sighing. I found myself lost within its pages.
Coffee dates with How to Lose a Lord in 10 Days or Less….
First date: Our first date reintroduces us to Andrew Clifton, Lord Ambertall. We met him in Must Love Dukes the first book of the series, and I must admit I did not like the stuffy man. Therefore, I entered this date with a little trepidation. Michels quickly got me caught up in the action. We learn he has been away from London since the debacle that occurred in book one. He is in a rush to get home when his horse is injured traveling through the countryside. He is forcing to take shelter and this places him at the mercy of a beautiful, eccentric woman. The woman in question is a Kate Moore and she is quite unique. The tension when they first meet is electric, but it is far from romantic as they barb. I loved how Kate infuriated Andrew and knew my second date was going to be interesting.
Second date: Andrew takes great stock in order and following the rules of proper society and is quite flabbergasted in his dealings with Lady Kate. She is unorthodox from her breeches to the fact that she chooses to live in the caretaker’s cottage. Kate is damaged, and outspoken making the tango these two dances delicious to watch. We see growth, and watch a friendship and romance develop. Old characters make appearances, and villains are present keeping me entertained.
Third date: Plots revealed, hearts broken, courage and leaps a faith have me completely lost within the page during the final portion of How to Lose a Lord in 10 Days or Less. Misunderstanding, interference, and meddling had me nibbling on truffles in search of my HEA. Michaels’ does not over do the tension, and the developments felt natural. I ended this date with a smile.
How to Lose a Lord in 10 Days of Less was a delightful edition to the Tricks of the Ton series, and I fell for our hero and heroine. Fans of strong, independent and feisty females of the ton will delight in the antics of Katie and enjoy watching Andrew loosen his cravat as he finds out there is more to life than rules and society approval.
“I want to know you, to understand anything at all about you, because you are the most maddening lady I have ever encountered.”