RATING:4.5)GUARDING A NOTORIOUS LADY(DEVINE & FRIENDS) by Olivia Parker is an interesting historical romance set in Regency London.It is the third in the "Devine & Friends" series,but can be read as a stand alone.See "At the Bride Hunt Ball" and To Wed a Wicked Earl". First let me say this is a story with witty banter,funny events,
romance,sweet sensuality,and love.This plot is interesting,how one man can the the guardian of one little woman and not become further attached.For Nicholas Kincaid,the best friend of Lady Rosalind,who has always had feelings for her.And Lady Rosalind and always loved Nicholas,yes loved him,although he doesn't know it yet.Lady Rosalind is a matchmaking,for everyone but herself.Nicholas who now has a title,the Marquess of Winterbourne,and is repaying a debt is to be Lady Rosalind's guard.Someone,at White's has wager's going as to who will marry her.While Lady Rosalind is a little troublesome,
spoiled,has a penchant for mischief and doesn't know who her "nursemaid" is but is determined to found out.She soon figures it out.This story includes a travel through the countryside,a near drowning of Lady Rosalind,a near kidnapping,a little passion,family,
love and romance.Together Lady Rosalind and Nicholas will learn trust,and what it really means to truly love someone.This is a fast paced,witty story that is a breath of fresh air.
The characters are not only engaging,but are also human with their desires,passion and their need to protect their hearts.What a great historical romance.A must read.This book was received for the purpose of review from Net Galley and the publisher and details can be found at Avon,an imprint of Harper Collins Publishers and My Book Addiction Reviews.