This book is a historical romance novel focusing around the life of New York socialite Evelyn Hard. She leaves her affluent life in New York to journey to London, to forget the memory of her dreary marriage that left her a widow. Once there, she is whisked into a life of parties, Viscountesses that believe they are helping her get over her marriage, and eligible bachelors that are more than happy to help her forget the drab life she left behind.
I have never liked Romance novels. Period. And I chose this book believeing it was historical fiction, although the title should have clued me in right away. While it was historical, it was way more romance than I was expecting. To me, all romance novels are the same, with the heroine of the story claiming she is free and independent, only to be enamoured by a man that has uncharacteristically good looks and manages to say the right thing. That was the basis of this entire book, and it was quite difficult to read. Maybe if I liked Romance novels better, my opinion of the book would be higher, but suffice to say, if you are looking for a different, refreshing romance novel, this is not it.