by Suzanne Enoch

May 2010
ISBN: 978-0-06-166221-8
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Mass Market Paperback

Theresa “Tess” Weller is a proper lady if ever there was one. She has even written a booklet entitled A Lady’s Guide to Proper Behavior. Tess knows how to behave which is why she is so infuriated that Colonel Bartholomew “Tolly” James can rile her so easily. Every remark causes her blood to rush and her spine to straighten. He is far different from the various Lords who court her and she cannot decide if that is a good thing or a bad thing.

Tolly is wounded, sore, and very, very cranky. His leg is not healing and he remains the sole survivor from a major Thuggee attack in India. Unfortunately, the East India Company is doing all it can to discredit Tolly’s reputation. He is becoming a pariah in polite society but Tess cannot stay away from him. She has been proper all her life and Tolly is showing her just how wonderful being improper can be. But can this mismatched pair form a perfectly wonderful improper union?

A Lady’s Guide to Improper Behavior is the second story in Suzanne Enoch’s Adventurer Club series. To say Tolly is angry and hurt is an understatement, but when he is with Tess, he does not feel quite so bad. They each bring something important to their burgeoning relationship. Tess learns to let go a bit while Tolly learns to rein back his sarcasm and to make a difference for the lives lost in India.

Suzanne Enoch does a great job of building her characters. A Lady’s Guide to Improper Behavior is a passionate character driven story that succeeds because its two leads are three-dimensional and human. They experience pain, passion, hope and loss. Suzanne Enoch makes me want to find a wounded Colonel of my own. Revel in every moment of impropriety in A Lady’s Guide to Improper Behavior.

Reviewed in April 2010 by Sarah.

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