Logan’s Literary Libations

Ramblings of a Romance Junkie

Review: Met By Chance Lynne Connolly

Posted by Jenn on February 16, 2008

Met by Chance Lynne Connolly

Title: The Triple Countess Series: Met by Chance

Author: Lynne Connolly

There’s more to this man than satin and lace.

After a serious riding accident, Perdita Garland is back in society. Unfortunately the first man who catches her interest, Charles Dalton, Marquis of Petherbridge, turns out to be a popinjay with a spoiled daughter in tow. And his equally spoiled sister is flirting with the same fortune-hunting suitor who almost cost Perdita her life. What’s a lady to do? Warn the marquis of the danger, of course.

Charles knows that English society finds his manners and dress astonishing, but they cover a man broken by a disastrous marriage to a faithless wife. Now a widowed father determined not to be fooled again, he is nevertheless charmed by Perdita and the steely strength of will under her fragile exterior. If only the lady would mind her own business.

But when his impulsive sister elopes and kidnaps his daughter, he finds himself wishing he had listened to the little busybody. And Perdita, feeling partly responsible for the disaster, boldly sets out to help him put things right.

Alone in a strange city with his lordship, plunged into danger, Perdita discovers there is more than meets the eye under the pampered skin of the marquis. There is strength, power…and passion beyond her wildest dreams.

What worked for me: In a word Perdita, she is everything I want in a heroine and more. She managed to get past her injuries and her overprotective family to make decisions for herself. She took chances and shook off the conventions of her life and went for it. Whether it was her pursuit of Charles or her courage when faced with finding Charles’ missing sister she did it. With grace and most of all intelligence. She knows she let her accident hold her back, yet she is strong and she’ll let no one label her weak and fragile any longer. She is a inspiration and she made this novel for me.

Charles is a strong hero who hides behind a mask literally and figuratively, yet as Ms. Connolly uncovered the truth of his life and removed his facade he came across as extremely likable. He does however have his flaws especially when it comes to his daughter and it was as frustrating for me as it was for Perdita, yet he still managed to make up for it in the end.

Why did I buy the book: After reading the first two of the series and reviewing them for Romance Junkies I had to have this third installment. I can’t wait to see who is next in the wonderful series from Ms. Connolly.

Keeper?: Most Definitely!!

Rating 1 to 5: 5

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