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The Pursuit of Lady Harriett by Rachael Anderson 
When wills clash and hearts collide, who will reign victorious? 
Termed an Incomparable during her first London season, Lady Harriett Cavendish is beautiful, spirited, and confident, capturing the attention of a great many suitors. Unfortunately, they all failed to capture her attention, and she concluded the season as unattached as she’d begun it. Only weeks prior to her second season, Harriett encounters Lieutenant Christopher Jamison while visiting Tanglewood Manor. Recently returned from war, the lieutenant is everything that Harriett's previous suitors were not. He’s arrogant, ungentlemanly, irritating, and challenges her at every opportunity. When he goes too far, Harriett decides that it’s time to turn the tables on him. But as she sets out to put the lieutenant in his place once and for all, she discovers there is more to him than meets the eye, and when it comes to matters of the heart, she has no control whatsoever.

My review: This book is so great! I loved the way the characters interacted with each other. Their flirting was so much fun to read! And the way Harriett tried to annoy Christopher was just so funny.

Lady Harriett was minding her own business on her morning walk when she was assaulted by a gentleman, well, not really a gentleman, he rode his horse right through the mud puddle nearest to Harriet and covered her in mud from head to toe. I loved the way this story starts with Harriet not liking Christopher at all, yet finding him at the place she was staying while her best friend was on her honeymoon. So funny! It was also funny the way Christopher kind of refused to apologize and Lady Harriett refused to forgive him, instead plotting ways to get her revenge. 

Then there's Christopher. He didn't really mean to be a boor and douse Lady Harriett with mud, he simply didn't see her. He did try to apologize, but...women! I liked the good natured way Christopher dealt with Lady Harriett, even when she was trying to get her revenge. I love that he realized he cared for her before she realized she cared for him and he went about trying to win her. But something always seemed to go wrong. From the mud to bird poop to always saying the exact wrong thing. So funny! 

I love the way this author writes about this time period. She really knows her stuff and you feel almost as though you've traveled back in time to England in the Regency. 

This really is a great book, full of fun flirting, misunderstandings and a sweet love story. You won't want to miss it! 

I was sent an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

EXCERPT Harriett looked at what remained of the cake. Apparently, he didn’t intend to finish it off after all, so she collected their forks and stood. “Forgive me for saying so, but you look quite done in, Chris. If you do not go up to bed now, you will probably fall asleep here. Only imagine what Mrs. Caddy might say if she discovers you here with the mostly-eaten cake. For your own sake, you ought to retire. I will do my best to tidy things up.” 

Before she could move away from him, he grabbed her hand and guided her to sit back down, keeping hold of her fingers. “Not so fast, my lady. I meant it when I said that I’m in desperate need of the distraction that only you can provide. Thus far, all I have done is burden you with my troubles.” 

“I do not feel at all burdened, sir.” Indeed, Harriett suddenly felt breathless and somewhat giddy. The effect this man had on her was something of a wonder. 

“Sir?” he asked. “I thought we were beyond that.” 

“I thought so as well, but you only just called me ‘my lady.’” 

He frowned and blinked as though he hadn’t realized he had. “Forgive me, Harry. I fear my exhaustion has muddled my thinking.” 

This time, she did not let the name slide. She snatched her hand free and frowned at him. “Obviously it has.” 

He laughed—not a tired attempt at a laugh, but a real one filled with the richness that warmed her straight through. Only this time, it did not bother her at all. In fact, it felt wonderful, almost like a compliment. 

“I knew you’d come through for me,” he said, leaning close enough to touch shoulders with her. “You have no idea how much I needed to laugh or how good that felt. I could honestly kiss you right now.” 

Harriett tried her best not to blush or appear astonished by the suggestion—he had obviously made the comment in jest—but when his smile widened into a devilish grin, she knew she’d failed. He leaned in closer, and his gaze wandered briefly to her mouth before returning to her eyes. She could smell vanilla and lemon and a hint of something else—leather perhaps? A delightful pulse whipped down her arm, and she was hard-pressed not to shiver. 

“Admit it,” he said. “You have missed me.”


RachaelAuthor Rachael Anderson A USA Today bestselling author, Rachael Anderson is the mother of four and is pretty good at breaking up fights, or at least sending guilty parties to their rooms. She can’t sing, doesn’t dance, and despises tragedies. But she recently figured out how yeast works and can now make homemade bread, which she is really good at eating.

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