Devil's Cub by Georgette Heyer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
In Devil's Cub we meet the next generation of the charming and wildly dysfunctional Alastair family, where the Marquis of Vidal is doing his best to top his infamous father's wicked deeds. After a violent brawl over a game of cards, Vidal flees to France - but not before coaxing a willing bourgeoisie woman to keep him company. Unfortunately, in his haste he carries off the wrong woman....
Anyone who loved These Old Shades will welcome the return of some familiar characters and enjoy the addition of a few new ones. Our heroine Mary Challoner is the forerunner of many female protagonists (including one of my favorites, the inimitable Miss Temple of The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters), and the noisy misunderstandings of the eccentric family echo the best drawing room farces as unlikely lovers clash and finally fall in love against all odds.
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