Series: Lessons in Love #3
Published by Avon on February 24th 2004
Genres: Historical Romance, Regency Romance
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Lucinda Barrett's best friends ended up married to the men to whom they delivered their "lessons in love." So Lucinda decides to choose someone who definitely needs lessons, but someone who will not complicate her life. And that person is definitely not Robert Carroway.
Robert is nothing if not complicated, and though he is the brother of a viscount, he rarely goes about society, and finds the weather and hat fashions ludicrous subjects for discussion. Robert is attracted to Lucinda's unpretentious ways, her serenity and her kindness. When she chooses someone for her love lessons, Robert offers to help her deliver her lessons, but sets out to convince the woman he has fallen for to take a chance on love...and on him.
England’s Perfect Hero is the final book within the Lessons in Love trilogy. Finally, we get Lucinda’s story. Personally, she was my favorite out of the three ladies that decide they needed to give lessons to some of the most notorious and handsome rakes in London. Only, Lucinda isn’t interested in complicating her life with marriage like her two friends. She wants to provide the lesson, but not get swept away. So, she doesn’t think much of it when Robert offers to help.
Robert Carroway was introduced in the previous book. He was quiet and all the reader really learns about his character is that he’s a war hero and a friend of the previously main characters. It was really interesting to see his character emerge and develop. He is a bit of a recluse and, what isn’t mentioned in the describe, he has PTSD. He has tremendous emotional strength and is every bit England’s perfect hero and practical Lucinda has no idea what she’s in for.
The romance was sweet, but a little slow building for me. I would have preferred a little more passion and the ending was a tad bit rushed, but overall it really was great story. Ms. Enoch captures the era wonderfully.