Lady Charlotte Jepstow certainly knows how to make an impression—a terrible one. Each one of her ball gowns is more ostentatiously ugly than the one before. Even she has been forced to wonder: Is she unmarried because of her abysmal wardrobe, or does she wear clashing clothing because she doesn’t want to be pursued in the first place? But when Charlotte meets Lord David Marchston, suddenly a little courtship doesn’t sound so bad after all.
David will be the first to admit he’s made some mistakes. But when he gets yanked from his post by his superiors, he is ordered to do the unthinkable to win back his position: woo his commander’s niece. If David wants his life back, he must use his skills as a negotiator to persuade society that Charlotte is a woman worth pursuing, despite her rather unusual “flair” for color. But David does such a terrific job that he develops an unexpected problem, one that violates both his rakish mentality and his marching orders: He’s starting to fall in love.
This was a fun and light story. Throughout most of it, I had a smile on my face. I loved Charlotte - she was funny, honest, straightforward and sweet. It was so much fun to read about David's reactions to Charlotte - from her crazy outfits to her blunt statements. He was befuddled throughout most of the story! Of course, as with any romance, there was some heartache, but nothing overwhelming, which was a nice change of pace. This is one I would definitely recommend for a fairly quick read that will make you smile and chuckle throughout! ✔✔✔✔✔