Such a cute book. When I started reading it, I was really scared this was going to be a woman-learns-important-life-lessons-from-a-man “Emma” trope, but was so pleasantly surprised when it ended up being about a spoiled rich, cloistered woman figuring out that’s there more to life than clothes and society’s approval. As our feisty protagonist learns that the country life that began as a “punishment” might actually be her favorite place where she can freely be herself, our male protagonist proves himself brave, rash, and heroic over and over again. A very satisfying read from beginning to end with plenty of unexpected twists and turns to keep the romance exciting and fun.
4-star quick review: “Her Wicked Ways” (Darcy Burke)