Review: Chasing Lady Amelia (Keeping Up with the Cavendishes #2) by Maya Rodale
In the second novel of Maya Rodale’s enchanting Keeping Up with the Cavendishes series, an American heiress finds her reputation—and heart—in danger when she travels to London and meets a wickedly tempting rake
Terribly Improper Lady Amelia is fed up with being a proper lady and wishes to explore London, so one night she escapes . . . and finds herself in the company of one Alistair Finlay-Jones. He’s been ordered by his uncle to wed one of the American girls. How lucky, then, that one of them stumbles right into his arms!
Totally Scandalous Alistair and Amelia have one perfect day to explore London, from Astley’s Amphitheater to Vauxhall Gardens. Inevitably they end up falling in love and making love. If anyone finds out, she will be ruined, but he will win everything he’s ever wanted.
Very Romantic When Amelia finds out Alistair has been ordered to marry her, he must woo her and win back the angry American girl. But with the threat of scandals, plural, looming . . . will he ever catch up to the woman he loves?
This is the second book by Maya Rodale that I’ve read and the second book in the Keeping Up with the Cavendishes series. I didn’t read the first one but it’s safe to say that Chasing Lady Amelia can be read as a standalone.
What made me want to read this book was the premise and knowing that Rodale is a terrific storyteller. The characters might have been the main reason for my feelings towards this book. Alistair is a good hero, but not a great one. I could admire him, but I wasn’t in love. Now Lady Amelia, funny, fresh but unfortunately too immature for my taste. The dialogue between them was fun. I enjoyed the tone of the story and the author’s voice, but I thought the plot somewhat unbelievable.
All of that led me not to feel invested, and that’s why while I think Chasing Lady Amelia IS good book, I didn’t have an amazing experience with it.