Foppish but good-natured, Geoffrey Rathburn, Earl of Tallis, lost his love in Greyle's prior book, Rules for a Lady. Just as it appears he will overcome his father's gambling debts a new burden appears. In order to pay his sister's dowry before her London wedding, the earl must marry an heiress.

Caroline Woodley is no heiress, and feels constrained by the ton's rigid rules. Despite being in her first season, she sees herself more as a scientist. Her father indulges her pursuit of knowledge by letting her help in his experiments, and Caroline is not above asking the earl's help when one of her experiments goes awry.

As Geoffrey contemplates how he will raise his sister's dowry, he is startled to meet Caroline when she enters though the music room's second-story window. The earl soon forms plans for his own experiment involving Caroline!

Katherine Greyle writes with humor and crafts an enjoyable, fast-paced read. Those who read Rules for a Lady will be happy to see there's more development for the returning characters prominently featured in this novel. SWEET (Apr., 304 pp., 5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Gabrielle Pantera