Can I just say that this was one of the cutest loves stories I've read in a long time.
Ivy is now the tutor of Jack the new Earl of Stansworth. She has to turn him from a hardened sailor to a fine gentleman of society. Which is not an easy task. Jack is beyond stubborn and humors himself in irritating Ivy.
Due to the circumstances in which Jack became Earl, his family faces many dangerous they weren't expecting. Jack not only has to protect himself, but he worries about his sister, Sophia, and his mother, Mary--who Ivy is also helping merge into society.
I will say the family relationship between Jack, his mother, and his sister is wonderful. Having been away from each other for a long time, seeing them grow together once more warmed my heart. Seeing Ivy make her first true friend in Sophia was sweet too.
The mystery was fun in this story. Jack faces a few unfortunate circumstances causing them all to believe that someone wants him dead for inheriting such wealth. With the help of faithful Charles Fuddleston, Jacks's first friend, (whom I also love and needs to get with Mary) and Anthony Blake, Jack's second friend, they find who is the culprit of the situation and well, save the day!
And finally Jack and Ivy have the chance to really admit how they feel about each other. Although frustrating, I like how Jack went about it, because Ivy pulled a really stupid move called denial. Jack is cleverer however, hehe.
I loved this story. I could not put it down.
I also really need a book about Sophia and Anthony. Please?
I give this a 5 out of 5!