"Paw, I wasn't in danger, Mr Lefoux and I have an understanding"
It must be awfully difficult to grow up in the shadow of such larger than life parents as Lord and Lady Maccon. When your father is a werewolf alpha and might be losing the plot, as alphas are want to do, things get even more complicated.
All this family drama can really get in the way of a girl's romantic education, even with the ever so accomodating Quesnel Lefoux, an excellent physical specimen that could really grow on a girl, around.
As usual I devoured this delight like someone sneaking custard tart on a strict diet. There is something about Ms Carriger's steampunk universe which is so compelling and each new edition to the parasol, custard, finishing school canon has me rushing off to buy the latest tome. Patience, they say, is a virtue and as I was overseas when the second custard protocol novel was released, I had to wait a little to enjoy this one.
Prudence is, as ever, a delight. A glorious combination of Alexia, Conall and a dash of Lord Akeldama's fabulousness, she has a take no prisoners attitude, always finished with a wink. She takes me back to the divine craziness of youth and that is destined to appeal to anyone young at heart.
5 out of 5 balloon rides with were animals are never dull.