England’s Perfect Hero by Suzanne Enoch, the final book in the Lessons in Love series. This is the story of Lucinda and Robert (Bit). I was immediately drawn to Robert in the first book of the series, The Rake. He’s a wounded soldier who’s cut himself off from the world. She is the dear friend of his brother’s wife. He offers to help her with her Lessons in Love, although he doesn’t quite agree with her choice of students.
I really liked seeing Robert come out of his shell and start to heal. In the first book, the reader knew something awful had happened to him ~ but in his own book, Robert finally starts to open up. He begins to talk to the people who care about him. And he finally asks for help. This, in large part, is due to his friendship with Lucinda.
I liked the fact that Robert approached Lucinda and he befriended her. I liked the fact that she didn’t treat him with kid gloves like the rest of his family does (with the exception of Edward). Their friendship is sweet. Theirs is a true give-and-take friendship, with a little something more.
What I didn’t like ~ Well, this is me being nitpicky. This book starts only 2 months after London’s Perfect Scoundrel ends. At the end of that book, Georgie was 3 months pregnant, and Edward had just celebrated his 9th birthday. Now, all of a sudden Georgie is 7 months pregnant and Edward is 10. Amazing what 2 months will do. Although, if I hadn’t read the books back to back, I probably wouldn’t have even noticed it. Also, where are the aunts? In The Rake, the aunts were active background characters. In this book, they barely got a mention ~ and the book spanned a month of time.
This book is still a keeper.