What struck me the most about this story was the emotion. I think I went through every single emotion possible. This story takes place over several years. That’s right, years. Eliza did something rash as a 14 year old, and consequently was ruined. Her parents forbid her to have a Season until each of her sisters was married, so she wouldn’t have a chance to ruin their prospects.
When she meets Mr. Wright for the first time, she immediately discovers he is Mr. All-Wrong. But for some reason they can’t leave each other alone, and Eliza isn’t “out.” What is so sad about this one, is that once they realize they are in love, it isn’t possible for them to be together. The ending made me cry.
I think this is without a doubt Tessa Dare’s best work yet. Beautiful, emotional, and so wonderful, I recommend this book to any and everyone.
I am so sad because I’ve read all of her books. But what makes that so wonderful, is that now I can re-read them!
This is the same novella as in Three Weddings and a Murder (which I don’t believe you can buy anymore) and this is an amazing story.