This is really good fun, but not quite as compelling as the first book in this series 'Romancing the Duke'. It deals with body image issues and being the black sheep in the family.
Clio has been engaged to her absent fiancé for 8 years. Tired of waiting she wants to break the engagement but first she needs to persuade her fiancé's brother Rafe to break the betrothal. Rafe is a prizefighter who was disowned by his aristocratic father.
I love the humour, especially Rafe's fight manager attempts to act aristocratic. Clio's family are entertaining, calling her 'dumpling' and trying to force her into small wedding dresses. It's a really good read, it just didn't reach the heights of the wonderful 'Romancing the Duke'.
An enjoyable read where two people who don't fit the societal mould struggle to find each other. I have enjoyed Tessa Dares Spindle Cove series but was delighted to find this other series 'Castles Ever After' every bit as good. If you like English historical romance, give it a go.