Author: Lauren Willig
Series: Pink Carnation (Book 2)
Publication: NAL; Reprint edition (October 31, 2006)
Description: ...But now she has a million questions about the Pink Carnation's deadly French nemesis, the Black Tulip. And she's pretty sure that her handsome onagain, off-again crush, Colin Selwick, has the answers somewhere in his archives. But what she discovers in an old codebook is something juicier than she ever imagined.
My Thoughts: It has been quite some time since I read the first book in this series but I immediately fell into the story again. I love the juxtaposition of a modern day historian's discovery of the papers of Regency heroes and heroines with the story of the heroes and heroines as they were living their story.
I found many parts of the story to be laugh-out-loud funny. In fact, I was laughing so hard that I had to put down the book to wipe my eyes. The situations as two rank amateurs get involved in uncovering a dastardly French agent were both thrilling and amusing. I especially liked the friends-to-lovers plot as Henrietta and Miles each realize that their long-standing friendship was growing into something more but who don't realize or believe that the other has come to the same realization.
I like the modern parts of the story too which has Eloise wondering very much about Colin Selwick who is definitely a man of mystery. I am eager to carry on with this series to find out what happens next in 1803 and also what happens next for Eloise and Colin.
Embrace and Miles were not concepts that went together; Henrietta found the thought distinctly unsettling.I bought this one. You can buy your copy here.
So she did what any mature, poised young lady would do in such a situation. She poked him in the chest. "Do stop looming."
"Ouch!" Miles jumped back. "Don't I loom well?"