Anne Middleton doesn't follow society's rules. She has a wager with her sister that their host has Confessions of a Courtesan and is searching his library when she is caught by Michael Grey, the Earl of Thornhill. Thornhill once courted and had proposed to Anne's widowed sister. Anne writes a letter of apology to Thornhill and this begins a friendship through letters revolving around their discussion of the novel.
I liked the uniqueness of the letters that Michael and Anne exchanged in the beginning of the book. They were able to develop a relationship that Anne would not have normally allowed because he had courted her sister a year ago and she didn't want to be compared to her sister. There is a desire between them that the letters brought out. Michael tempts Anne through a wager and takes their relationship from paper into the physical.
This was a great novella. I enjoyed reading it and the first in the series.
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