I will admit that at first, I felt like I was dropped into a play that was in the middle of the second act. But, I wanted to give the novel a chance because I liked the characters. Cass is sweet and loyal to her odd group of friends. I thought that Lucy was a delight and I stopped reading so I could get her book, "The Unexpected Duchess". The hero, poor Julian, just wanted to find Penelope to break it off so he could find Cass. After I got into the novel, I found it funny and a great comedy of errors. The only character I didn't like was Penelope. I just wanted to throttle her. She has to invent friends to use as pretend chaperons and excuses for not being places.
There is a sneak peak at the next book featuring Garret Upton and his nemesis Jane Lowndens. I can't wait!!
One thing I don't get is the title. Throughout the novel, we know that Julian's brother, Donald, the Earl, is missing in Europe. Julian and Cassandra aren't even married at the end. The only tie to the title is a two paragraphs at the end of the novel. And, when I looked up the title on Goodreads, there are three other novels with the same name.
I received this book as an ARC from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.