silly young women primped, with ringlets framing their faces, in their loveliest gown, eagerly trying to attract their one true love (who happens to be rich of course)
secret kisses (that you've been hoping would happen throughout the entire book!) between the two who-aren't-supposed-to-be-together-for-one-reason-or-another-but-who-find-themselves-the-perfect-match-nonetheless...on English green lawns
and Colin Firth with a good set of side burns, dressed to perfection, with a coolness in his tongue, but an intrigue that is so...intriguing for lack of a better word
then perhaps you'd like regency romance too (Jane Austen, Georgette Heyer) and just don't realize it.
I read Miss Delacourt rather quickly. Going from reading about neurons and recovering brain function to a regency romance took me some time to adjust. I enjoyed what I read, but it wasn't until page 100 that I was quite hooked. (page 100 came quickly). You cringe at what some of the characters do, you laugh out loud, and you are happy in the end. It was really just the entertainment that I think I needed. I felt whisked away to another time period and it has made me want to read more in this genre...or at least put Pride and Prejudice in the dvd player! There's something about those stories, isn't there? The secret love that can't be expressed, the decorum of the time interfering with true love. I love it. Based on my small regency exposure, it follows the pattern of this genre. I knew, or thought I knew, what would happen in the end, but I didn't know how we'd get there...and that's what was fun for me.
So, Miss D Speaks Her Mind...it's a fast read and worth reading for all you secret romantics out there.