From Publishers Weekly
Kramer's debut Regency manages an impressive recovery from a ludicrous premise. Lady Molly Fairbanks's fiancé ditches her for Lord Harry Traemore's mistress on the eve of the Most Impossible Bachelor competition, so the rakish Harry suggests that bluestocking Molly take his lost lightskirt's place. If she is voted by the other bachelors as the Most Delectable Companion, he wins the competition and gets a year's reprieve from the "shameless pursuit" of the marriage-minded. Molly hesitatingly agrees, but makes Harry promise that if they win, he will find her a handsome, loving husband. Skeptical readers should relax and enjoy the light and frothy ride. At times the humor leans too far toward the zany, and notions of historical accuracy must be set aside, but these concerns fade away as Kramer's engaging writing turns stock characters into a vivid and loving couple. (Nov.) (c)
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*Starred Review* Cedric Alliston might be a spineless fop, but he is Molly Fairbanks’ spineless fop, and Molly’s soon-to-be new husband. Until Molly spots Cedric driving away in his carriage with Harry Traemore’s latest mistress, the lovely Fiona, leaving Molly stranded in a remote inn. When Fiona abandons him for another man, Harry begins to think his hope of winning “The Most Delectable Companion” wager set up by the Prince Regent is shot to hell. Unless, of course, Harry can find another mistress pronto. Despite the fact that they have been nemeses ever since they met years ago, both Harry and Molly realize working together might have some advantages. Unless, of course, one of them kills the other one first. In her exceptionally entertaining literary debut, Kramer deftly sifts deliciously humorous writing, a cast of exceptionally entertaining characters, a outrageously inventive yet convincing plot, and a splendidly sexy love story into a delectable literary confection that will have Regency historical readers begging for seconds. --John Charles