by Victoria Alexander

February 2007
ISBN: 978-0-06-088263-1
Reviewer Graphic Button Avon Books
Mass Market Paperback

Lady Felicity Melville is wishing on a star. At 23, and the last of her friends to marry, Felicity is not merely wishing for a husband. She has had offers, just no desire to accept any of them. Now entering her sixth Season, she has figured out what has been missing, and succumbs to a bit of whimsy. She finds a friendly star, and wishes for “a man who will make the rest of my days an adventure.” A barking dog, and the sound of a gun disturb her dreaming, and she watches with interest as Lady Pomfrey’s latest paramour makes his escape over her garden wall. Wait, her wall? Surely the rogue is not coming into her garden!

Nigel Cavendish thought he was caught for sure when Lord Pomfrey charged into the bedroom. Thank goodness the neighbor’s wall was not too high. He has been seen by a young girl in the household, and convinces her to tell him when the coast is clear. She seems to be an enchanting minx, and they enjoy a spirited conversation before he takes his leave.

While regaling his friends with the details, Nigel is stunned to learn that his accomplice was none other than Lady Felicity Melville, who is certainly not a young girl. In fact he is stunned to see her on the dance floor. Of course he is not interested in her; she is looking for a husband.

Thus begins the second delightful book in Victoria Alexander’s quartet about four bachelors and a wager. What a Lady Wants appears a scant month after the opening novel, and readers will be thrilled to be able to continue this lively series. Be prepared for more sharp wit, unforgettable characters and delicious romance.

Reviewed in January 2007 by Paula.

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