Sort of sequel to the mediocre Lord Perfect
, though it's not really necessary to have to read that one. Loretta Chase is one of my favorite genre romance writers because she is pretty good at not forgetting her sense of fun, and as a result, the best of her books are romps. That's the case here--I can imagine Chase cracking up as she writes Olivia's effusive correspondence (the underlining!) and I can't help but be charmed. Meanwhile, Lisle's parents and the two elderly chaperones remind me a lot of the awful aunts in Georgette Heyer's books. That's a good thing--as Jo Walton said, Heyer was great with awful aunts.
The plot here, such as it is, is fairly slight, and so are the obstacles to our couple. But this is an entertaining read; if you're looking for brain candy, you could do much worse.