I really liked this book. It has an interesting story even though some of the elements are rather well known, like the spinster falling in love at last and the Earl who has lost someone he loved and who doesn't allow himself to love anymore. Sounds familiar, doesn't it? Right. In this case the story is a bit different and I must admit that I always love an intelligent, independent heroine who knows how to use her brain.
There were parts of the book when I was just a teeny tiny bit furious.....or a bit more....because I hated how Andrew treated Lucy. Yes, I know, he has suffered, he is traumatized and it is understandable but - no matter what, that's not the way to treat a lady!
Okay, apart from that Andrew was not just an interesting character but also a really nice character and I enjoyed spending time with him and Lucy. It was great to see how he sincerely appreciated everything that made Lucinda special and set her apart from the other ladies of the ton. I loved how he helped her and how he cared for her and, of course, I also loved to see how those two inevitably fell in love with each other and how Andrew slowly opened himself to love and life and friendship.
The book is well written and kept me hooked from the first page on. I can really recommend it!