About this Book
Miss Permilia Griswold may have been given the opportunity of a debut into New York high society, but no one warned her she wasn’t guaranteed to “take.” After spending the last six years banished to the wallflower section of the ballroom, she’s finally putting her status on the fringes of society to good use by penning anonymous society gossip columns under the pseudonym “Miss Quill.”
Mr. Asher Rutherford has managed to maintain his status as a reputable gentleman of society despite opening his own department store. While pretending it’s simply a lark to fill his time, he has quite legitimate reasons for needing to make his store the most successful in the country.
When Permilia overhears a threat against the estimable Mr. Rutherford, she’s determined to find and warn the man. Disgruntled at a first meeting that goes quite poorly and results in Asher not believing her, she decides to take matters into her own hands, never realizing she’ll end up at risk as well.
As Asher and Permilia are forced to work together and spend time away from the spotlight of society, perhaps there’s more going on behind the scenes than they ever could have anticipated. . . .
I love the characters that this author creates. Permilia had such depth and a great personality. I enjoyed her no-nonsense approach to life. I also appreciated how she was happy and secure in herself. She was indeed a great role model. Asher was such fun. He also was a great character with his integrity and his work ethic. Together they were so much fun to watch. They had a give and take relationship that, although I knew where they would end up, it was quite fun to watch it develop.
The story itself was good. At times it was a little slow paced, for me, however, it was fun trying to figure out who was truly behind the threats on Asher’s life. The author does give you some hints, but you don’t find out the true story and the reasons why until the end.
I recommend this book for those of you who enjoy historical romance with a hint of mystery and humor. Many of the interactions between Permilia and Asher were hysterical!
Rate this book at 4 stars!
Disclaimer: I did receive this book from the publisher, through netgalley.com. I was not required to leave a review.