Jane wants to meet a hero worthy of her extraordinary imagination: a gentleman who is dashing and daring and handsome and brave; who can dance like a viscount and duel like a king. Jane and Jenny are whiling away the season in Bath and there are plenty of dances, rumours and scandals to entertain them. But a good reputation, once lost, is gone forever; and Jane is in danger of becoming the talk of the town for all the wrong reasons…
If there is anything that I have learnt from this book, it's that I'm glad that I don't like in the eighteenth century. All that stuffy dancing and dressing and having to behave in a certain way and having to have permission to marry. Many may think it was glamorous, I think it was stuffy and silly. That being said, I love reading historical books around this time period and this is definitely one of the happier and nicer book series set around it.
I loved the first book in this series, I really like the out there character of Jane, and in this book she get's into all sorts of trouble but I also really loved Jenny. Captain Williams was romantic as ever but I had to keep reminding myself that it was the eighteenth century because it kept creeping me out that he was twice as old as Jenny... still, I was rooting for their relationship to work and I loved the happy ending. I hope there is a third book because i'd like to see more of Jenny and Thomas as well as see whether Jane and Harry work out.
The pacing was great, despite the fact that neither of the books are edge of seat reading, both have something that keep you reading, in this one it was the development of Jane and Harry's relationship and the will-they-won't-they around Jenny and Thomas's marriage. There was a part near the end where I was almost crying because it's pretty sad, but most of it is pretty happy and fun.
Overall, a good addition to the series. it was fun, it was romantic and it was dramatic and I loved laying in the sun and reading it.
Overall Rating: B
Book released 2nd February 2012 by Macmillan Children's Books
Book released from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.