I absolutely adored the first book in this series, Silk is for Seduction, so I was very eager to read this book and while I enjoyed this one, I didn't love it either and I can not quite put my finger on why. I loved all the fun quips between Sophy and Harry:
"You admire her," he said.I loved watching Harry and is high strung family come together and put Clara first and Sophy slowly maker her own place in the family as well. I think, for me, I just didn't feel the connection right away between Harry and Sophy. Still, it was enjoyable watching them fall in love and then bumble about trying to find a way to make it work to everyones satisfaction. I also felt like Clara almost stole this book as she is featured so prominently again and I am really hoping this poor girl finds a man who is worthy of her. I loved all the attention to the details of the gorgeous gowns and the warm friendship between the sisters. Sophy was a delight to read with her bold and decisive nature and her passion for protecting what is hers. Harry did not really seem to have much to do except escort his sister to the dressmakers so I would have liked to have seen him have more of a purpose for his life but I think is fun loving attitude is a wonderful balance for Sophy. I breezed though this expertly written romance and I am looking forward to the last sister getting her story. Not much was hinted at for it so I can't wait to see who she might be paired up with! Loretta Chase is an auto buy author for me for her gorgeous storytelling balanced between love, heat and humor so even though I did not love this one, it was a wonderful story to immerse myself in after a long days work. 4 stars
"Yes," she said. "She was brave."
"Reckless is more like it. Stupidly reckless."
"Like her brother."
"You have a point," he said.
I received this eARC from Avon via edelweiss.com. Quote subject to change in final version.
The Dressmakers series
Could be read as standalone but best enjoyed in order
At least one more to come plus a surprise according to her website!