This is book 4 in the Sydney Dovedale Series.
Miss Molly Robbins has just walked away from her own wedding to start her dress shop in London. She has sent all her money home to her family while she was a lady's maid to Lady Mercy Danforthe (from Lady Mercy Danforthe Flirts with Scandal, book #3), so Molly goes to her former employer, Carver Danforthe, Earl of Eversham, to get a loan.
Having been woken up at an ungodly early hour, Carver agrees to Molly's proposition even with her clause of "No Tomfoolery." As time progresses, Carver would like to add an addendum to the contact. Will Molly accept their new agreement?
When I saw that this book was part of a series, I had to go and read the earlier books before starting this one. Book one, The Most Improper Miss Sophie Valentine, was a hard one to get into. The wording of it was just off and hard to understand. I looked at the author's website and saw that she was British and I wondered if that was the reason. About midway through it, I was finally sucked in. The characters had laugh out loud dialogue and continuing antics. Book two, The Wicked Wedding of Miss Ellie Vyne, features Ellie Vyne (best friend of Sophie) and James Hartley (Sophie's jilted lover). I loved the two of them in the first book and grew to love them even more in their own story. Book three, Lady Mercy Danforthe Flirts with Scandal, shows us the grown-up up Mercy (who we met in Ellie's book) and Rafe Hartley (who was introduced in Sophie's book).
This brings us up to this story. After meeting Molly as a young girl, I was intrigued to see how her story would turn out. After living with Mercy for so long, Molly is ready to spread her wings and make something of herself. She just needs a little help. We met Danforthe in book 2 and have gotten a certain impression about him (a rogue and a person that doesn't really care for others). Little did we all know, but Danforthe has been helping needy people his whole adult life. He is happy to help out Molly, but doesn't realize what he is in for.
I really hope that the author is not done with this series. This last novel introduced us to a whole new crop of possible characters to write about. I can't wait to see who she chooses next.
Thanks go to NetGalley and Sourcebooks Casablanca for a copy of the book in exchange of an honest review.