Upon hearing the voice of a mysterious
stranger in her brother-in-law’s study, Thalia Langley
thinks she just might have met her destiny…or not. How
could the duke’s bumbling, poorly-dressed vicar of a cousin
be the man of her dreams? From the moment she meets the
awkward Milo Ryder, Tally knows there must be more to him
than meets the eye. And when a mysterious little black gown
lands in her lap, Tally knows just how she’s going to ferret
out Mr. Ryder’s secrets.
Geoffrey, Baron Larken has been sent by
the Crown to find and eliminate an escaped American pirate.
A pirate that the beautiful Ms. Langley may have had a hand
in freeing. Larken can’t afford to make mistakes, and he
definitely can’t allow himself to be distracted by Tally.
Yet what man can resist the woman who tempts him when she
dons a deliciously scandalous dress?
Passion, danger, intrigue, romance, and
the perfect little black dress – Confessions of a
Little Black Gown has it all. The fourth
installment of Elizabeth Boyle’s Bachelor Chronicles is a
wonderfully entertaining read I could not put down.
Tally is a heroine you have to adore.
She’s bright, inquisitive, caring, has a few unusual skills
for a lady (such as her talent for picking locks), and has a
slight knack for trouble. Ms. Boyle made me feel like I was
following Tally along on her adventures, and I couldn’t be
more delighted. As for Lord Larken, he’s the perfect spy
hero: honorable, tormented, and genuinely good-hearted.
With two such likeable protagonists, it was impossible for
me not to root for their romance. Tally and Larken were
perfectly matched with one another. Indeed, I couldn’t put
Confessions of a Little Black Gown down
because I was so enjoying their almost cat-and-mouse game
with one another as each tried to uncover the other’s
Though I’m not new to Ms. Boyle’s work,
I am new to this particular series and can say that this
book only mostly stands on its own. All the information I
needed for Tally and Larken’s romance is provided in this
book, but it was clear I was definitely missing information
from previous books. Though that fact didn’t prevent me
from enjoying this story, I did end up emailing a few
friends who had read the previous books and asking them some
All in all, I greatly enjoyed Confessions of a Little
Black Gown. What’s more, I’m incredibly grateful
Tally’s cousin Pippin’s story, Memoirs of a Scandalous
Red Dress, comes out soon because Confessions of a
Little Black Gown ends with one heck of a
cliffhanger for Pippin. Engaging and delightful!