Lord Anthony Darby must become a member
of an exclusive scientific club before any of his work will
be published. Since doors aren’t opening for him on his own
merit, Anthony has decided to approach a member directly and
ask for his help. Before he can do that however, the man in
question approaches Anthony. He asks Anthony to escort his
daughter about town and in return he will sponsor Anthony’s
membership. Anthony agrees.
Lily Kennyon has watched Anthony Darby
for years. A childhood friend, she knows that he must make
an advantageous marriage. When he begins courting her in
earnest, she hopes against hope that finally someone will
love her no matter her tattered reputation. When she finds
out her father is to blame for Anthony’s attention her heart
breaks and Lily despairs of ever being able to look at
I knew from the beginning that
Anthony’s plan would harm Lily. I knew it and couldn’t stop
it. Anthony cared for and desired Lily very much. He
wasn’t sure about her reputation but that didn’t stop him
either. Lily was brave. She took all that name calling and
hateful things that London society dished out and never
faltered. Only Anthony could see how much it hurt her.
I enjoyed Courting Trouble.
It was a classic historical romance with strong characters
and an intriguing plot. I wouldn’t mind reading it again so
that makes it a keeper!