A Fashionable Affair
Evan Hewes, Earl of Carmarthen/Felicity Dawkins
My Rating: 5/5 Stars
Love is never out of fashion…
Felicity Dawkins is determined to save her dress shop, Madame Follette’s, from ruin. Times and styles have changed, but the upcoming coronation of King George IV is just the opportunity she needs to bring it back into vogue.
Evan Hewes, Earl of Carmarthen, also has big plans for Follette’s dress shop: he intends to tear it down to make way for the grand new boulevard he’s building. All he has to do is persuade Felicity.
She won’t sell. He won’t be denied. But the attraction that sparks between them every time they meet might upend all their plans…
Originally published in Dressed to Kiss.
Evan Hewes, Earl of Carmarthen has big plans to tear down all the old buildings on Vine Street and rebuild everything all modern and new. Felicity Dawkins has lived and worked in her mother’s modiste shop Madame Follette’s on Vine street since she was born. Felicity’s mother was the last of the shop owners left on the block who refused to sell to Evan. Unaware of the changes coming to Vine Street and Evan’s offer to buy from her mother, Felicity sends her mother on a trip. During her mother’s absence, Felicity hopes to modernize the shop and the dresses they sell. This is the point where Evan and Felicity first meet and he comes to convince her to sell the shop to him.
I loved the immediate attraction between Evan & Felicity. It was fun to watch their romance blossom and for them to realize that although they came from different worlds, they had many things in common.
My favorite line from the book; “He let out a breath of relief even as he recognized the danger he was in. God help him. She was in trade. His mother wanted to employ her. But in trade or not, she was the most beautiful woman he’d ever seen. She made him laugh, she challenged him—and won—and she made him think, as the gas lamps were lowered and the performance began, that if he did nothing and she disappeared from his world, he might spend the rest of his life searching for another glimpse of her.”
Such a great story from author Caroline Linden! Highly recommend!
A Fashionable Affair – Caroline Linden: