Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Season by Sarah MacLean

Seventeen year old Lady Alexandra is strong-willed and sharp-tongued -- in a house full of older brothers and their friends, she had to learn to hold her own. Not the best makings for an aristocratic lady in Regency London. Yet her mother still dreams of marrying Alex off to someone safe, respectable, and wealthy. But between ball gown fittings, dances, and dinner parties, Alex, along with her two best friends, Ella and Vivi, manages to get herself into what may be her biggest scrape yet.

When the Earl of Blackmoor is mysteriously killed, Alex decides to help his son, the brooding and devilishly handsome Gavin, uncover the truth. But will Alex's heart be stolen in the process? In an adventure brimming with espionage, murder, and other clandestine affairs, who could possibly have time to worry about finding a husband? Romance abounds as this year's season begins!

I loved this book. Plain and simple. Alex is a great character. I loved that she wasn't a frilly girl. I loved that she had a mind of her own and wasn't afraid to act like it. I also loved Gavin from the second he was introduced into the book. I thought his chemistry with Alex seeped off the page and felt so real. They were a pair I couldn't help but root for. The Season had just enough romance to go with the mystery and intrigue and since it was a very clean read, I would recommend this book to all. And don't blame me if you are dying to watch Emma or Pride and Prejudice or Sense and Sensibility when you are done.

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