My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This was a fun read. The heroine, Gabby, was a delightful combination of chatterbox and schemer and her betrothed and his brother were a perfect pair of contrasting romantic options. The secondary stories, about politics and fashion and another romance, were also amusing and the way the novel mixed the story lines together worked very well. The butler was named Codswallop which just strikes me funny every time I think of it. James is a Shakespeare scholar besides being a romance writer and the bits of Shakespeare sprinkled into the story were a nice addition.
I am counting this as the "Romance novel" for the Read Harder Challenge.