"Engaging Regency romance"
Geoffrey Rathburn wonders about life as an earl as he is
stuck with all the obligations, but none of the fun. He
has overcome his late father's gambling debts and even
losing the love of his life to someone else when his sister
informs him she shall marry soon. Normally the Earl would
feel elated, but he has no idea how he will scrape together
her obligatory dowry except to marry an heiress.
His plans go awry when Lady Caroline Woodley climbs a tree
to enter the house through his bedroom window. Geoffrey
thinks she has come to share a dalliance with him, but
Caroline is just escaping from her boring destiny Harry.
She admits to herself that her reaction to Geoffrey is very
unscientific as his kisses make her tingle. Though he
wants Caroline by his side forever, she is no heiress and
family duty is the first requirement of an Earl.
MISS WOODLEY'S EXPERIMENT is an engaging Regency romance
that will be better appreciated by those fans who
previously read the prequel, RULES FOR A LADY, as this tale
continues the adventures of several cast members from the
earlier novel. The story line of this book is lighthearted
as Geoffrey and Caroline make a fine charming couple with
the prime problem being his desperate need to gain fast
cash (don't we all). Regency readers will want to peruse
Katherine Greyle's latest story, but would be better suited
to get her previous work to receive more than twice the
pleasure as the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted April 12, 2002