(A note - I know I've said before that I'm behind, but now I'm really behind :) Going to do my best to review this in any case, mai oui :))
So what came next in my spate of kindle literature? Well this one actually came both before and after the Wodehouse. Backstory - as you may know, one of my sources of new reading material is austenprose, though those books tend to be Austen paraliterature of course. This year they are featuring a year-long reading group of the Regency novels of Candice Hern. Now I had never heard of her, but I assumed that if she was being featured, she was probably not a typical Regency romance (that is, bodice-ripper (sorry for the slightly risque term, I did not originate it :))) writer. And indeed, on looking her up, I found that she has a set of typical romances and then she has the ones being featured on austenprose, more "traditional". So Regency romance, but clean? Certainly worth a shot. Especially when I found that her books cost a mere $2.99 per piece, and 3 for $7.99 (kindle books are usually more like $9.99).
So naturally I moved on with the sequel, which I think is called A Matter of Expectations (or something similar - I'll look it up now and verify :) ... nope it's called The Best Intentions (not sure where I got that first title :)) I'd say I was slightly disappointed, mostly because my expectations were higher. I can't remember why I liked this one less, but I definitely did. I think I found it slightly more boring - I just didn't like the plot as much (that would make sense, as it involves a widower... children are just boring :) (well in romance novels where they are never potrayed well they're invariably boring anyway)) Other than that, I'd say the writing was of the same caliber - nothing to write home about but I wouldn't say cringe-worthy either.
There's still one more left to go, and maybe I'll get to it eventually (since this is definitely easy reading and that's pretty much what I want on the kindle). But I can't say I'm very excited by the whole series. Still, clean Regency romance? Something we can use more of, even in mediocre doses.
Verdict: 2.5/5 (being kind b/c it's a favorite genre :))