I received this book as an ARC from NetGalley and I didn't realize that it was a novella or part of a series. I rarely read either.
Seven years ago, Nina Monreau left home to pursue her dream as a dancer and a boy. She ended up with the Night Circus as a performer. Two years ago, Alexander Carradice joined as the finance director. Now, Nina's sister Honey is getting married and Nina is the Maid of Honor. She needs to bring a date. Alex ends up agreeing to drive Nina home to Bellefleur. During the road trip, they take their relationship from friends to lovers. Apparently, Alex has had a thing for Nina even though he has slept around quite a bit in the two years.
I normally read historicals, so at the end of the book when it is revealed that Alex's father has just come into a title, I caught a very glaring mistake that should have been caught by an editor. Nina's father has just called Alex "Lord Carradice" and Alex explains "It's a courtesy title on account of my father having been recently been made a duke of the realm." Down the page, Alex explains that "My uncle was the Earl of Dinstable."
Quite honestly, I didn't like Nina's sister, Honey. I found her to be the stereotypical Southern Bell. I kept picturing Scarlet O'Hara. There was only one sex scene and it wasn't much.
All in all, I thought this novella to be so-so and won't look to find the others on NetGalley.
I received this book as an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.