Miss Emily Howard, sent by her mother to chaperone her brainless but beautiful blonde cousin Lady Georgiana, doesn’t know whether to laugh or cry at her situation. Making sure the flighty and empty-headed Georgy doesn’t break the rigid rules of London society is something Emily does easily. Looking after Georgy’s extremely forgetful mother, the incorrigible Lady Hortense, is a bit wearing on Emily’s (and everybody else’s) nerves, but still doable. However, dealing with Georgy’s countless conquests is something Emily does not look forward to, most especially Lord Edward Laurence.
Lord Edward, who’s forever raging a battle of words and wits with her, who positively lives for making her life hell, is not one of Emily’s favorite people. What troubles Emily even more is that she and only she knows for certain that Edward is pursuing Georgy only because it bothers Emily. Why it bothers her is an issue that Emily refuses to delve into. Meanwhile, Edward, whose secret quest for an intelligent and levelheaded wife has led him to actually fall in love with Emily and not Georgy, is stuck with the job of wooing this incomparable woman while pretending to woo her bird-brained cousin.
Kasey Michaels has sprinkled page after page of laugh-out-loud moments in the comical Regency novel, The Enterprising Lord Edward. The jaded story line and the predictable ending do not deter the reader from enjoying this witty and humorous book. The outrageously wacky side-character cast comprising the ever-forgetful Lady Hortense, bird-brained blonde Lady Georgiana, a couple of fatheaded sidekicks, an omnipresent dwarf, and the simple yet lovable Lord Reggie, provide nonstop screwball comedy. Practically every scene involving any of these characters will make the reader break out into a smile. Actually, these side characters are much more interesting than the oh-so-predictable main protagonists. Michaels has always excelled in writing comedy and she has matched herself in this book. The Enterprising Lord Edward is not a book of substance, but one of humor.