Charming and funny, I was entertained from beginning to end! One of my favorites scenes is the play put on by Iris's cousin - I was laughing through its entirety! Richard is likeable at first, even though you know he is hiding something. It was hard not to like him, even when he is keeping his distance from Iris and even when you find out what secret he was keeping. Iris is one of my favorite heroines. She may seem like a wallflower, in reality she is anything but. Both her humor and temper keep Richard on his toes.
The story stars out humorous and then turn serious, but some humor still makes its way through. This is the first book of the series I've read, but now I have to go back and read the others. Ms. Quinn has a new life-long fan in me.
eARC via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.