Lady Alexandra, or Alex for short, is destined to have her first London season, to see and be seen, and to catch an eligible and wealthy husband. Unfortunately, Alex is not interested in the least in having a season or a husband. Alex is independent-minded, strong-willed, and not afraid to say what she thinks — nothing any suitable bachelor is looking for. She is sure the season will be a complete waste of time, that is until she stumbles upon a bit of a mystery. The father of her longtime friend Gavin, now Earl of Blackmoor, died recently when he fell from his horse while riding at his country estate. Despite the fact that his death looked very much like an accident, Gavin can’t seem to shake the feeling that there might have been something more sinister behind it. Gavin is constantly on the lookout for clues that might lead to the truth behind his father’s death. Alex and her friends Ella and Vivi begin their own search for clues after Alex overhears a conversation between two mysterious and dangerous-sounding men. As both Alex and Gavin search for answers and as the season launches into full swing, Alex and Gavin begin to see each other in a new light. Will Alex have found herself a husband after all?
Reaction: From the reviews I had read (and my summary even kind of makes it sound like this), I thought there was going to be more of a mystery element. Really, the mystery was very secondary and pretty easy to figure out, but that’s ok because it served very nicely as a foil between Alex and Gavin — a way to connect them but also to keep them apart. The center of the story, if you hadn’t guessed already, is the growing relationship between Alex and Gavin, and it was done very well. I often gripe about how quickly characters fall for one another and the lack of development between romantic characters but I have no complaints in that regard here. The whole story was crafted in a way that allowed these two characters, friends since childhood, to realize their feelings for one another had grown into something more, something special. My only (very minor) complaint would be that I felt there may have been one too many times when Alex and Gavin waffled between their feelings or what to do about their feelings. In the overall scheme of things, this complaint doesn’t even really register. The Season was a fun and very well done historical romance.