Lady Ivy St. Clair receives the surprising news that Lord Stanhope, someone she never met, left her some property as inheritance when he passed away. However, in order for her to be able to claim said inheritance she needs to deliver a picture to reclusive Auburn Seaton, Earl of Tamberlake. Given the fact that she will soon have to marry following her familyís demands and expectations, she accepts the task taking it as her last chance at adventure.
When Ivy, her brother, and her chaperone present themselves at Seatonís country abode, he is more then annoyed. However, even though they intended to leave as soon as possible they are forced to stay longer. Ivy and Seaton establish a friendship, despite Seatonís reluctance, that in a matter of days starts developing into something deeper. Ivy is the only person that Seaton has ever met that actually sees him as a man and not a freak. When Ivy returns to London, Seaton realizes the depth of his own feelings towards Ivy and decides to leave behind his life of reclusion to pursue his happiness.
Gabriella Andersonís, Ever Yours is a delightful historical romance and the first title of a series. Ms. Anderson has a charming writing style that had me literally glued to every word. Ivy and Seaton are both extremely engaging characters that draw the readerís attention from the very beginning of this nicely written romance. I was pinning for them all along. The plot is romantic and refreshing. Ivy is an intelligent and extremely perceptive young woman who is able to see beyond mere appearances. Seaton is an appealing somewhat tortured hero who is not exactly the handsomest man in the world due to some tragic circumstances, but who does not hesitate to go after what he wants when he realizes the value of what he has found in Ivy. Ever Yours is certainly a keeper and I look forward to Ms. Andersonís upcoming titles.