“Paris, May 1770, in the midst of aristocracy, country girl Madeleine Dumont is privileged to partake in social events while living with her friend Colette du Lorme, daughter of a Marquis. While following in the shadow of her popular and socially verse friend, she finds herself caught up with her infatuation with a
man, a Comte. Lucien de Laurent, one of King Louis XV’s favourite and established bachelor, as well as social recluse.
But how does a woman win sucha man without playing the game?”
I just found the setting of this book to be really interesting. I loved the descriptions of what they wore, how the household functioned…and I thought that Colette was hilarious. She was the main source of entertainment for me in this book, as I found Lucien a bit soporific and Madeleine not entirely that engaging either. The plot was a bit predictable, but I think the setting and the intrigue of life at that time made up for it. I think if you love historical romances, then this book is for you! I give it 3.5 stars!