Miranda Cheever’s (The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever) best friend and now sister-in-law definitely needed her own story. After all, Olivia Bevelstoke tried so hard to get Miranda to marry her brother. Of course, she didn’t know that Miranda was in love with her other brother. Anyway, she did try to help.
Olivia’s biggest problem is that she is gorgeous. And since she is gorgeous, most women and all the men think she doesn’t have a brain in her head. They would never believe she doesn’t read novels, but prefers the newspaper. And, she has definite opinions regarding the political situation in England. Olivia knows how the game is played in London society and she does not plan to lose.
Then Harry Valentine moves in next door. “They” say he murdered his wife or was she just his fiancee? Who are “they” and did Harry even have a fiancee? Olivia doesn’t believe the stories, but she is determined to find out the truth.
Conveniently, her bedroom window looks into Harry’s study where he spends an awful lot of time going over papers. No one spends that much time on paperwork.
I liked this book better than The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever because the characters were more likable. I also felt there was a lot more humor in this book. Harry has a dry sense of humor and he loves to use it on Olivia.
I cannot wait to read the next book: Ten Things I Love About You . I was delighted to see that it is about Harry’s cousin Sebastian. He was one of my favorite characters in the book.