A Certain Want of Reason
A young woman who has devoted her life to caring for her eccentric siblings meets a lord feigning insanity in a desperate attempt to avoid an unwanted marriage.
Lucia Wright needs a holiday. After years of caring for her “eccentric” younger brother and sister in the country, she accepts a friend’s invitation to spend a few weeks enjoying the season in London only to find that life among the city’s elite may be even crazier than at home.
Lord Edmund Rutherford needs an escape. Sworn since childhood to a woman he cannot abide, he decides to feign madness and be sent away for a short period, encouraging his intended bride to end their engagement, thereby securing his freedom.
Lucia and Edmund are thrown together by chance, and while he should be the last man on earth she would find appealing, Lucia becomes fascinated by the gentleman who seems rational to no one but her. Together they are forced to weather a madhouse, the vengeful scheming of a woman who wants Edmund’s title at all costs, and a world that appears to have lost all reason.
“Storytelling that flows this effortlessly makes a pleasant and satisfying read. A Certain Want of Reason is truly exhilarating, one of the best regency romances I have ever read.”
–Bonnie-Lass, Coffee Time Romance
“Ms. Dolan takes a bad situation among families and spins a most stirring read on redemption, romance, and understanding one’s self in this recommended read.
–Linda L., Fallen Angels Reviews
“A groom-to-be who will go to any length to get out of an engagement may not sound like an ingenious premise, but Dolan’s version is fun.”
–Faith V. Smith, RT Book Reviews