Tessa Dare's Spindle Cove series is definitely her best work to date, and this may be my favorite one. Pauline was a great heroine, and the plot was surprisingly robust. I say "surprisingly" because for me, when it comes to romance, if there's not someone trying to kill the protagonists I'm usually pretty bored. There were no murderous villains here, but I found this to be a fast-paced, entertaining read nevertheless. And the humor! Oh my, the humor. Even in Tessa Dare's blandest work (which this is definitely not), she always makes me giggle a time or two. While I was reading Any Duchess Will Do, a few of my sudden laughing fits were loud enough to alarm my cats.So, yes. This book was so much fun. Tessa Dare gets better with every series.