Chase, Loretta: (104) Not Quite a Lady

A little light reading, Loretta Chase’s Not Quite a Lady, fourth and last in her Carsington Brothers series. Lady Charlotte Hayward is beautiful, rich, twenty-seven, and unmarried: a deeply improbable combination that she takes some pains to unobtrusively perpetuate, because she fears the revelation of the fact that she is not a virgin. But Darius Carsington, the scientifically-minded youngest Carsington brother, has taken over management of the property next door and is fascinated by her contradictions.

This is a sweet story of two people finding someone that they can be most fully themselves with. I would rank it probably just below Miss Wonderful; it’s more interesting than Lord Perfect, but the ending strikes me as improbably happy. All the same, it was an enjoyable way to pass a couple of hours and a decent way to round off the series.

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