Griffin York, Duke of Halford, is happy living as a bachelor, but his mother abducts him and gets him to Spinster Cove. He chooses the less appropriate canditate, a servant girl who happens to be all covered in sugar. He hires her to follow his mother’s “duchess training” and fail miserably. However he doesn’t expect to like thus feisty, brave and sweet girl.
Pauline Simms has one goal in mind, to work hard so she can leave her abusive father, and have a book shop in Spinster Cove. She wants a better life for her and her sister, who has a special condition.Her dream mught become a possibilty, when a duke comes to Spinster Cove and hires her for a fortune to submit to his mother’s “duchess training” and fail miserably. She decides to accept the deal, and as she spents more time with him, she discovers that there’s more to him than a rich man who gets what he wants. She also feels that there’s more in this than a mother trying to get his son to marry. Can she meet her end of the deal? When the week ends will they go their separate ways? What’s the mystery in mother and son relationship?
I like that she tries for mother and son to patch things him. I like how he assures her that he doesn’t care about their differences in social class. His mother’s attempt in knitting mittens was cute and funny. The spinters in Spinster Cove were funny too. The book was nice to read it wasn’t neither too deep nor to light-hearted.