Oops it wasn't until after I started reading this that I realized I have the first book in this series. Luckily for me this is a type of series that doesn't require you to read it in order. This cover just screams summer so I'm reading it at the right time. The more I read historical fiction the more I realize I really like it. This is a genre that I never really dipped into all that much but I'm changing that.
I'll admit that at first Georgina bugged the hell out of me with her big secret that she thought would ruin her. One thing that prevented me from totally hating her was the friendship between her and Hariette. Hariette is my pick for best fictional best friend ever. She's awesome. She's desperate to hide her secret so she's determined to find a man that has enough money and power to protect her. It looks like she isn't even totally aware of what her actual problem is since it seems to be something else,
I like how the relationship developed in this book. While Georgina was on the prowl for a husband she kept running into someone that she eventually realized she developed feelings for. So no instalove in this book which is a good thing. The man brought out the best in her because he convinced her to be honest with her family about her little problem. Eventually Georgina grew on me. She really grew as a character from the start of the book to the end. A lot of attitude had to do with hiding her problem that she thought was more of an issue than it really was because she always kept her family at arm's length and kept it a secret when she should have just came out with it so they could have dealt with it.