Title: Lessons in French
Author: Laura Kinsale
Publisher: Sourcebooks 2010
Genre: Historical romance
Rating: 4/5 stars
Reading Challenges: Well Rounded Reader -- Historical Romance; TBR Pile; Women Author; 52 Books -- W5; Lucky No. 14 -- Bargain All the Way
Trevelyan and Callie are childhood sweethearts with a taste for adventure, until the fateful day her father discovers them embracing in the carriage house and, in a furious frenzy, drives Trevelyan away in disgrace. Nine long, lonely years later, Trevelyan returns. Callie discovers that he can still make her blood race and fill her life with excitement, but he can't give her the one thing she wants more than anything—himself.
For Trevelyan, Callie is a spark of light in a world of darkness and deceit. Before he can bear to say his last goodbyes, he's determined to sweep her into one last, fateful adventure, just for the two of them.
Started out a bit slow for my tastes, but got really good towards the end. This book is a nice mix between a fluffy romance, a mystery, and an adventure story. We get a couple of twists and turns that threw me for a couple of pages. They were interesting twists that added to the fun of the story. The characters are good, although I wished to see a stronger female lead. Callie was a bit to much of a wilting flower until the last 100 pages or so. Trevelyan was the stereotypical rogue male lead, but I still really liked him. One of the best characters was Trevelyan's mother the Duchess. She was interesting and always knew more than she let on. Overall, I really enjoyed reading Lessons in French. I will have to add Kinsale to my authors to watch for at clearance sales list.