The Lord Meets His Lady
Series : Midnight Meetings
Publisher : Sourcebooks Casablanca
Source : Netgalley
Release Date :December 5th 2017
Lord Marcus Bowles has stained his family’s reputation for the last time. Only after spending a scandal-free year restoring some far-flung property can this second son return in good graces. But Marcus isn’t one to abandon a lone damsel on a dark country lane.
One stolen kiss and Genevieve Turner’s handsome midnight savior disappears. Typical. No matter, Gen is finally on the way to her new post, and hopefully to finding her grandmother as well. Instead she finds her mischievous hero is her new employer. Surely a few more kisses won’t hurt…
I listen/read simultaneously to this book and the first book in the series, hoping to get much of this series read in a short time as I haven’t read much historical of late. Whilst I read this book, I found The Lord Meets His Lady, very much of the same vein as the first book despite at first seemingly having nothing in common aside from the common thread of the midnight meetings .
Like other book in the series, the two meet dark of night , however it isn’t that intriguing meeting that makes the book. It is a key starting point that has a surprising end. Marcus is a bit of a rouge. A second son who a bit of gambler and doesn’t mind a good drink. Marcus has been banished for his sins and whilst he isn’t exactly please about the situation . It could be worse, given that he has still a house and access to money.
Even he maybe a rogue, he does have a heart. Therefore rescuing a woman, isn’t something too far from his morals even though he won’t admit it. That very meeting, sets up the novel and allow us to see a young woman be forced into a situation out of control. A situation that is above her rank and is an intriguing situation once you get your ahead around it. As the words/appearances maybe very deceiving once we get deep in to the story.
For a Georgian period romance, it was an interesting story. See the heroine Genevieve Turner is hiding a few things. She is on her way to a new post , that will able to escape her past and find her only family. However things aren’t just simple. Her story is the entertaining/ intriguing part of the story. As their lives entwined and we discover how much that her past would affect was interesting. I haven’t dealt with much of that culture or history in romances before so it was an interesting addition.
I felt a little confused about that aspect at first . Maybe it was late at night, but I felt that it was leaning towards one way when it wasn’t black and white like I thought. Gen’s past wasn’t one filled of joy so naturally I leaned toward to those secondary characters being of a certain ill elk. However wasn’t as simple as I thought it would be.
It become more complex and whilst the romance was the simple part, I did enjoy the characterisation and the effect each had on the other party. Plus the homage to little red ridding hood that was subtle but fun.
I do hope that Conke revisit these characters as I would love to find out what happened next. As she did leave the book slightly opened ended on one aspect. By otherwise , it was thumping Georgian romance that was set up delightfully.