The Lady Plays Her Ace (The Langley Sisters Book 4) Kindle Edition
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Lady Althea Ryder is a Duke’s daughter and she considers herself adventurous. She attends a boxing match and finds herself next to former pugilist champion Ace Dillinger. Althea likes Ace but has a somewhat disdainful attitude around him. She lets him know she is her own woman and she tells him this many, many times. From the beginning, I wondered why Lady Althea insisted on being combative. Ace seemed to like it though, he came back for more.
Althea would like to have a relationship with her verbal sparring partner but he does not want any kind of tie. His big hang up is she is a duke’s daughter and he is a nobody. Ace has built a successful business enterprise but his money he feels, is no replacement for a title. Ace can be quite stubborn about this.
The leads struggle to find equanimity within their relationship. At first Althea seems too haughty and I had a hard time accepting her, I am an egalitarian mantra. Initially, she doesn’t act like she and Ace are equals. Her attitude and actions improve though and she became more likable. But by the time I started to admire her, Ace turned into an imperious chauvinist and almost seemed ashamed of his very nice family.
Added to this couple’s problems is an assassin targeting Ace. He is, of course, overprotective and Althea feels he gives her too little freedom, so naturally she resents his high handedness. This was a predictable story with few surprises. I felt just when I was beginning to like this couple, one of them would overreact to a situation making me question if they really belonged together.