A Lady's Guide to Improper Behavior

Suzanne Enoch
A Lady's Guide to Improper Behavior


Release Date
April 2010
Book 2 of Adventurers' Club
Historical Romance

The Rules:

A lady should always make polite conversation . . .

Theresa Weller understands the rules of decorum, and is appalled when Colonel Bartholomew James disrupts a perfectly civilized dinner. This rude, insensitive man is the complete opposite of everything a gentleman should be—but with one searing kiss, Tess can think of no one else.

A lady should never lose her temper . . .

Aggravated beyond bearing by a man who speaks his mind, Tess wishes there was a guide to men like Bartholomew. Surely, with such an assortment of handsome, polite suitors to choose from, Tess should not ache for him.

And a lady should never pursue a gentleman.

She invites him on carriage rides and dares him to dance, and almost makes him want to return to Society. Bartholomew knows Tess wants to be seen as a proper miss, but deep down, he knows she is precisely the sort to spark his desire . . . A most improper lady.

Book Review by SusanRenee (reviewer)
Feb 26, 2011
118 people found the following review helpful
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."
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