It is not often that I like a sequel better than the first book. I loved Lady Katherine’s Comeuppance and expected to like the
This book is about Lady Katherine and Thomas, newly married and returning to London after a summer in seclusion. The pain of being ostracized is fresh in Katherine’s mind, but the rumor mill has moved on to newer, fresher gossip. Lady Lorena Arnold, once a good friend of Lady Katherine’s, is the new target of gossip. Katherine is elated, not only because the spotlight has shifted off of her, but she views it as payback for how Lorena treated her.
That is what I loved so much about this book. It wasn’t just about a newly married couple (although, the scenes with Thomas are HOT- he is such a kinky gentleman), it was also about friendship. Any woman who has ever had friends will be able to relate to the betrayal Lady Katherine feels by Lady Lorena and then her subsequent need to want to see Lorena go down.
At one point I didn’t even know what I was rooting for. I wanted to see Lady Katherine get a little vengeance- even though she probably wasn’t being a very nice person (and was certainly going to get herself into trouble with Thomas). But I think that is a sign that Celeste Jones wrote an excellent book, she had me on Lady Katherine’s side- even if it wasn’t the right thing to do.
This was an excellent book about love, friendship, gossip, and forgiveness. Celeste, as always, also writes smoking hot spanking and sex scenes- I will never look at a hairbrush the same way again.