Review: Cheryl Bolen’s With His Lady’s Assistance

When Captain Jack Dryden receives a summons to an audience with the Prince Regent, he wonders what he’s done wrong.  And why would someone of the Prince Regent’s importance bother to reprimand a lowly captain of dragoons, second son of a Sussex farmer?  Jack is good at intelligence work for the Army, damn good, but he is an outsider in London society.

 The Prince knows all that.  Jack comes recommended as the best investigator around, and that’s what Prinny needs, because someone is trying to kill him.  And what Jack needs, and the Prince provides, is a guide, someone who knows everyone in society and has entrée everywhere.

 Enter Lady Daphne Chalmers, eldest daughter of an earl, a spinster with no interest in fashion, but loved and respected throughout the ton.  The perfect partner, it seems to Jack, until she saddles him with a cover story he can hardly hope to live up to.  A diamond mine in South Africa?  Fluent in Hottentot?  Keeping up with the expanding web of lies can only mean trouble ahead, almost as much trouble as falling in love with Daphne will cause.

 Daphne is eager to help “Captain Sublime,” as she secretly thinks of him, protect the Prince Regent.  Surely this handsome, dashing man will never take a romantic look at someone like her.  And when he does, she knows she must turn him away before her father tumbles to the truth.

 With their differences in social standing and their wildly divergent attitudes toward the goings on of the ton, how can Daphne and Jack hope to be Happy Ever After?  That is, if they survive the machinations of the assassin closing in on Prinny.

 With His Lady’s Assistance, now available for Kindle and Nook, is a delightful blend of humor, romance, and mystery, a romp through Regency society, sprinkled with appealing characters and colorful figures from British history.  Protecting the eccentric Prince Regent from an unknown assassin has never been so entertaining.

9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Cheryl Bolen
    Nov 08, 2011 @ 14:03:34

    I am so lucky to have you as my PAL, Kay. Thanks for a beautifully written review.



  2. Gail Dayton
    Nov 08, 2011 @ 19:04:48

    What a great review. I’m off to add it to my giant TBR mountain. 🙂



  3. jinkwillis
    Nov 08, 2011 @ 20:47:24

    Cheryl and Kay, this is a lovely review and the book sounds intriguing… leaving for the big native azalea care in Ga next week. I am loading up on Cheryl’s historical novels! Cheers!! see you on Saturday. jink



  4. Brandie Nickerson
    Nov 09, 2011 @ 07:47:18

    Great review Kay! The book sounds awesome Cheryl 🙂




  5. Cynthia Wicklund
    Nov 09, 2011 @ 08:00:55

    I have not read yet, but it is now on my must-read list. Congratulations, Cheryl, on another winner!

    Cynthia Wicklund



  6. Sarah Andre
    Nov 09, 2011 @ 08:12:31

    Wonderful review, I’m off to dowload it. Congratulations, Cheryl!



  7. Cheryl Bolen
    Nov 10, 2011 @ 10:02:32

    Thanks to all of you for checking this out, and deep thanks to my dear PAL, Kay.



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