Suzanne Enoch is one of those authors that people buy because of the author. Her latest book “A Lady’s Guide to Improper Behavior” is the second in her Adventurers’ Club series. This time we are introduced to Theresa Weller the highly proper sister of a viscount and Colonel Bartholomew James a soldier wounded in India.
The story starts out strongly with engaging main characters with distinct personalities. Tess and Tolly (admittedly a difficult masculine nickname to become accustomed to) banter, kiss and flirt into each other’s hearts. It is fun and engaging to witness their courtship. As you read you truly begin to believe that these two people can overcome their pasts.
Sadly, at around the 200 page mark the book seems to hit a snag. The narrative becomes cliché and stagnant. Any forward momentum seems to halt for a bit of extra padding to increase the page count. Thankfully, after about 50 pages the story once again becomes appealing, but does not quite match its initial draw.
Enoch’s books are a great place to find fun main characters with great chemistry. A Lady’s Guide to Improper Behavior is good read if you can slog through the 50 pages in the middle and is recommended for Suzanne Enoch fans. If you are new to Ms. Enoch, you are better off reading “England’s Perfect Hero” or “After the Kiss.”