Writer Annabelle Swift has been working for a London newspaper for almost 4 years, and she pines for her boss, newspaper editor and owner Mr. Derek Knightly, until she decides that she has waited for his attention long enough. British humor meets bodice-ripper in perfection in this novel, Seducing Mr. Knightly, by Maya Rodale, which turns out to be the 4th installment in the author’s Writing Girls series. I was actually a little reluctant to read this one, as I have been bombarded by smutty romance novels (my followers know I use the term “smutty romance” with affection and adoration) by publishers in the last couple of months-but luckily the back cover drew me in and I was pleased with the end result.
To any anglophile and romance reader, this author is a must-read. The main character of Seducing Mr. Knightly is surprisingly lovable, and you will find yourself turning page after page, wanting to see where her misadventures will lead. The Hero of the story, the sexy Mr. Knightly, is sexy and brooding (just how we like our heroes) with a dark secret, and just clueless enough about love that the story is warm and playful.
If you like Anna Randol, Cathy Maxwell, Mary Hart Perry, or pretty much just adore smutty romance novels with a british flavor, this novel is perfect for your next weekend read.