Gabriel Sinclair has returned from battle as reluctant heir to a dukedom. As if his new responsibilities weren't enough, Gabriel's aunt enlists him to sponsor a young heiress through London's Little Season. Yet Miss Thea Neville is hardly the tedious obligation he expected. She's exotic and enchanting—and utterly unaware of the secret poised to destroy her family's reputation.
After ten years in America, Thea is ready to do her duty and marry well. Deportment lessons, modistes, balls—the ton is a minefield she could scarcely navigate without Gabriel's help. By rights, she should accept the first bachelor who offers for her. Instead, she's succumbing to a dangerous attraction to her wickedly handsome chaperone—one that could unhinge her plans in the most delicious way.
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Ms. Michaels has be my favorite author when it comes to historical romances. They always put a smile on my fact. That being said however I found this book a bit difficult to get into simply because trying to keep track of the players in the beginning had me pulling my hair out. I am glad that I pushed thru though as I ended up loving the book.
One of the hallmarks of Ms. Michael's books are the characters. They are so well done and well so human that they seem to jump off the pages. Thea is definitely an 'Original'. Very intelligent and well spoken yet she is no pushover. Some of the dialogues between her and Gabriel will have you laughing at her wit and her rather unique for the time outlooks on life.
I do recommend An Improper Arrangement to any of my readers that enjoy a historical romance that is full of great characters and a lot of humor. I am impatiently waiting for the next book in this series.
*** I received this book at no charge from NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions expressed within are my own.