A Gentleman Never Tells

Avon Impulse. (Essex Sisters, Bk. 4.5). Jul. 2016. 160p. ebk. ISBN 9780062573063. 99¢. HISTORICAL ROMANCE
Is it ever too late to repent youthful misconduct and offer apologies? Oliver Berwick and his friends were mostly stupid but often cruel when they assigned nicknames to young ladies of the ton. He's long regretted the sobriquet the Wooly Breeder given to Catrina, now Lady Windingham, in her first season. Attending the Windingham house party with his 15-year-old niece will allow Oliver to make amends. Yet once that task is accomplished (Cat ultimately thanks him for helping her avoid a horrible match), Oliver casts his eyes on the exquisite Lady Elizabeth Troutt, Cat's younger sister, still wearing mourning for her late husband. Truthfully, Lizzie is glad to be rid of Adrian, who supplanted her in his bed with his mistress "Shady" Sadie Sprinkle. But Lizzie still feels fragile, unlovely, and unloved, despite her sister's admonishments to the contrary. Maybe a blue-eyed knight errant can make her laugh again.
VERDICT This novella from James (Your Wicked Ways) features characters from previous series as she settles the affairs of Lizzie Troutt with a man who sees her for who she really is—and likes her a lot. A sweet tale from the always winning James.
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