Never a Proper Lady (Daughters of Desire – Book 5)


By modern standards, Lord Constantine Kellinggrave would be considered a nerd. He studies butterflies and other species that pollinate plants and flowers. Faith Roth is not a proper lady of the ton, but she has goals. She wants to be a scrivener, and when the opportunity to work for Lord Kellinggrave lands in her lap, she’s not even concerned that it’s because he lost a bet and had to hire her. She’s determined to do the best job possible in a male-dominated profession, and much to the Lord’s consternation, she is exactly that... very good at her job. Even though they butt heads, he can’t deny her abilities. Still, he’s determined to get her to quit by insisting she accompany him to his family’s country home for his sister’s wedding. A misunderstanding leads to a marriage of convenience to save their reputations. It doesn’t take long for their even closer proximity to turn into more than a fake marriage.

“Never a Proper Lady” is a funny, mysterious romp through the Regency era with two very likeable characters. Despite his gruff and stuffy exterior, Constantine turns into an entirely different person when he’s not under London’s microscope. There are times at the very beginning where Constantine is a bit too stuffy, so the character redemption when he’s among his family shows wonderful growth in his character. Faith turns out to be his match in a number of ways, not just a professional capacity. The author has created a very entertaining storyline that is clean and wholesome while still giving us a romantic adventure. Lovers of sweet Regency Romance are sure to love this book!

N.E. Kelley