“Miss Olivia Lytton has been betrothed to Rupert, Marquess of Montsurrey, since childhood. Hoping to find an equally good match for her sister, Georgiana, Olivia and her sister travel to visit the Duke of Sconce whose mother is trying to find him a suitable bride. The Dowager Duchess thinks Georgiana is perfect for Quin. Quin has other ideas after meeting Olivia. There is an instant attraction between them that neither were expecting. But the fact that Olivia already has a fiance and her sister is falling for Quin, may stand in the way of their happily ever after.
This is a very loose re-imagining of "The Princess and the Pea" full of interesting characters. Olivia is described as curvy, loud and opinionated. She doesn't want to marry Rupert, but knows it is her duty. Quin is the brooding Duke who never recovered from the death of his son. Olivia changes his outlook on life.
I loved the romance in this book. Olivia and Quin's relationship was very romantic. The last part of the book where Quin and Olivia travel to France misses the mark. It would have been better with a different ending. My rating: 4 Stars.”