Olivia Blakesley, self-proclaimed spinster extraordinaire, is quite happy with her life. She has her studies and her duties, what need does she have of a husband? With five sisters married she knows the reality does not live up to the promise, and does not need to personally experiment with the state to know she would be ill-suited to it. However, she finds herself envious of at least one aspect of marriage. But to experience the physical side of marriage, one doesn't need a husband, all one needs is the right man... Nathaniel Jenkins knows his duty. Marry a young girl from a respectable family and father an heir, no matter how cold the endless parade of suitable girls leaves him. But a shocking proposal from a scholarly spinster leaves him wondering if unsuitable is just what he's looking for. Can he convince his spinster that marriage is the greatest experiment of all?
3 out of 5 (good)
This is a gentle and genteel short story about Olivia, who at 27 thinks she is definitely spinster material - much to the disgust of her family. She doesn't mine being a Spinster looking after her elderly parents (in the future) but she doesn't want to be a VIRGIN Spinster looking after her elderly parents. So she goes on the lookout to find herself a man that will seduce her. This book is lighthearted, funny and quirky. There is some steam but it's not too much. The family interplay is wonderful to read, for both of the main characters. It makes a good coffee break book. Recommended for all Historical Romance fans.
* Verified Purchase - November 2012 *
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