Sir Barnaby Ware made a mistake two and a half years ago letting himself be seduced by his best friend’s wife. Now Barnaby has come to try to make amends with his old friend even though he feels that he may not deserve the forgiveness he’s come to seek.
When Barnaby arrives he meets Miss Merryweather, the daughter of a dancing master and a noblewoman. The two are immediately drawn to one another but Barnaby doesn’t believe he will ever be good enough for a nice young woman like Merry but when an accident happens the pair find themselves growing close.
Resisting Miss Merryweather is the second book in the Baleful Godmother series by Emily Larkin. Along with the first book in this series there is also a set of prequel novellas, The Fey Quartet series that also tie into this story. The entire series is a mix of historical, fantasy and romance. The main female characters in the Baleful Godmother series have received a gift upon each of their twenty fifth birthdays from a faerie who’s story was told in the Fey Quartet novellas.
I’ve really enjoyed this series with it’s interesting mix of genres. The one thing I found with Resisting Miss Merryweather was I found that I would have liked a bit more to remind me of what had happened earlier in the story since it had been a bit of time since I’d read the first book. Once I found myself caught up though it still found myself enjoying learning about Merry and her gift that she chose and her relationship developing with Barnaby in this edition of the series.
I received a copy from the publisher via NetGalley.