Ridiculous! by D.L. Carter

Book Cover image Ridiculous!Identity theft regency style. After the death of her miserly cousin Antony North, Millicent Boarder is determined her family should never be poor or vulnerable again. To protect them she conceals her cousin’s death and assumes his identity. Now she must face the Ton and the world as Mr. North and accept the price she must pay for her family’s safety — she will never be loved.

****Ani’s Review****

Spring is the perfect time to read a lightweight romantic comedy. Ridiculous! fits that bill perfectly. Author D.L. Carter was very clever in her writing to create a character and story that was smart, dramatic, and a lot of fun. Millicent Boarder was determined to make her new identity work at all costs to herself. Becoming Mr. North was all encompassing and her silly “prattle” to compensate for any lack of masculinity added a thick layer of fun to the mix of smart writing. When Millicent finds herself in love with a duke, she knows she cannot possibly be anything more than an acquaintance but their paths keep crossing and soon acquaintance becomes friend and friend becomes confidant. She knows that nothing can possibly happen between a woman pretending to be a man in love with a duke…

This regency romance is a  breath of fresh air with a strong heroine who doesn’t need a man to rescue her from the miserable, vulnerable life of a single, lower middle class woman without a male protector. Highly recommend to mature audiences. Most of the book is a clean romantic comedy but still has some adult content.