Love At The Hose Party b Kasey Stockton
This is romantic, entertaining and sweet. Lord Stallsbury is charming, flirty and cheeky. Mrs. Wheeler is determined, impulsive and insecure. After coming out of mourning for her husband, Mrs. Wheeler is determined to get herself and her sister out of their brother's home. She is contacted by a gentleman, who courted her years earlier, but never got further because of the deaths of her parents. She figures that Mr. Bancroft is her best chance at a decent marriage, which means her sister would be able to make a good match, so she agrees to go to the house party he invited her to. Lord Stallsbury is there to check out a guest that he is considering for marriage. One night very late, Mrs. Wheeler goes to the library to find a book to read, but ends up in Mr. Bancroft's study, which was already occupied by Lord Stallsbury. They end up talking for a while before she goes back to her room. The next night they repeat it, then every night. There's a bet made, unexpected guests, an engagement and other twists that keep the story interesting. I really liked Lord Stallsbury, but he's too laid back and oblivious. This is the 3rd book in the series, but you can read it as a standalone without missing anything.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. This is my honest and voluntary opinion of it.