Tracy’s rating: 3 of 5 stars
Series: Scandal Sheets #4
Release Date: July 9, 2019
David Shaw is the new Viscount Shaw and totally unprepared for the role. He was raised in the seedier parts of London by his mother after being abandoned by his father. But now his cousin Richard Shaw has found him and insists that he take his position in society, in fact, he has hired a comportment tutor to prepare him.
Rose Higgins teaches comportment to young ladies and is surprised to learn that her new student is a man – a very attractive man. She declines the job, but Richard makes her an outrageous financial offer and promises no one will learn that she was involved with David. The money is too much to pass up and she finally consents.
When Richard introduces them, two things are very clear, one – they are attracted to one another and two – David wants no part of learning to “fit in”.
The book is short and moves along relatively quickly, David and Rose are likeable leads and did have a believable chemistry between them, but there is not a lot of substance to this story, the love scenes felt somewhat gratuitous and there were things that just didn’t make sense to me. I didn’t hate this book, but I would not read this novella again.
*I am voluntarily leaving a review for an eARC that was provided to me by NetGalley and the publisher.*