Chasing Lady Amelia: Keeping Up with the Cavendishes

Chasing Lady Amelia: Keeping Up with the Cavendishes

by Maya Rodale

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Chasing Lady Amelia: Keeping Up with the Cavendishes by Maya Rodale

In the second novel of Maya Rodale’s enchanting Keeping Up with the Cavendishes series, an American heiress finds her reputation—and heart—in danger when she travels to London and meets a wickedly tempting rake

Terribly Improper

Lady Amelia is fed up with being a proper lady and wishes to explore London, so one night she escapes . . . and finds herself in the company of one Alistair Finlay-Jones. He’s been ordered by his uncle to wed one of the American girls. How lucky, then, that one of them stumbles right into his arms!

Totally Scandalous

Alistair and Amelia have one perfect day to explore London, from Astley’s Amphitheater to Vauxhall Gardens. Inevitably they end up falling in love and making love. If anyone finds out, she will be ruined, but he will win everything he’s ever wanted.

Very Romantic

When Amelia finds out Alistair has been ordered to marry her, he must woo her and win back the angry American girl. But with the threat of scandals, plural, looming . . . will he ever catch up to the woman he loves?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062386762
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/28/2016
Series: Keeping Up with the Cavendishes Series , #2
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 264,495
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Maya Rodale began reading romance novels in college at her mother's insistence. She is now the bestselling and award-winning author of smart and sassy romances. She lives in New York City with her darling dog and a rogue of her own.

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Chasing Lady Amelia: Keeping Up with the Cavendishes 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked Amelia's story but it wasn't anything like the first book. Amelia is a great, strong character and I love Alistair but I felt like something was missing from him. He was kind of not strong enough of a character to fit with Amelia. I loved that he had flaws and fears. Maybe the author needed just a few more pages and she could have explored more with him but what I read was he became indecisive then resolved again too quickly. The book finished off too quickly and left me wanting! I love that the author gives u a little bit of a peak, sort of, into the next book in the series. But only enough to wet ur appetite so you'll come back for more. Can't wait for the next one and then hopefully we'll finally get to the Duke!! And hey maybe we'll even see the Aunt Duchess find herself a little love match! That would round out the series perfectly if she found love again too
gaele More than 1 year ago
We met Amelia in the first book: a touch of a hoyden who disappeared from the family’s new home in London and was gone for 2 days after a disastrous ball. The youngest sister, Amelia is by far the least prepared to withstand (or even be presented to) London society. After all the upheavals in the family with the move to England, she’s also the one who clings most tightly to the freedoms she had in Baltimore. Concurrent with the events from Lady Bridget’s Diary (which I loved by the way), Amelia’s story is set in a two day span, after her disgracing herself by removing her shoes at the ball. When it is decided by a rather dour and domineering grandmother that she will be ‘calmed’ with laudanum before settling in for the night. Contrary to belief, Amelia is drugged but mobile, and slips out of the house. Fortunately for Amelia, she encounters Alistair, recently returned to London under the directive of his Uncle to marry well and take his rightful place in the world. He sees an addled Amelia, and his own honorable instincts take over and he takes her home to ‘sleep off’ what ails her. The next morning, he discovers who she is from a gossip column, and intends to send her home safely. Amelia has other ideas… Not wanting to head home yet, Amelia contrives a day (which runs into two) of sightseeing, flirting and enjoying her time with Alistair. Of course, we all know the scandal that will come! Another winner from Rodale, while I didn’t love this as much as book one, I did like the humor and the answers that were provided here. A bit rushed, we do get to see Alistair’s great tragedy and see the connection and attraction between them. Like the first in the series, the tone is light and fun, with moments that run from plausible to fantastical, but will be sure to leave you smiling. Amelia is YOUNG, and that is consistently reinforced in her behavior and steadfast refusal to see compromise, but Alastair needed a touch of that refreshing newness in his life for his own happiness. A quick attraction and connection with a surprise twist that just made everything better, this is a wonderful story. While I preferred Bridget’s story more, you could read this book first or alone, even without the first. I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via Edelweiss for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story and characters!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this story of Amelia and Alistair. Overall this was a great read full of adventure and coming to terms of being one's self. I love the connection they feel immediately and love at first sight changes how they see the world. The only problem I have is the background and insight if Alistair. We get to know Amelia well both in this book and Lady Bridget’s Diary but Alistair is semi-one-dimensional. He seems less flushed out. I would have liked to know more about his thoughts, feelings, and background. But overall, another great book in the series!
zeeba More than 1 year ago
Chasing Lady Amelia is a very fun and romantic story of a rebellious heroine and scheming hero. Maya Rodale is one of my auto-buy author and I was so looking forward to read lady Amelia's story. I really liked her story but I loved the first book in this series more. Alistair and Amelia's story was a delight, although the first half of the book Amelia was behaving more like a rebellious child rather than a young lady but still I enjoyed reading her love story. I can't wait to read the next book in this fabulous series. Thank you Maya Rodal
mlorio More than 1 year ago
Lady Amelia Cavendish is the most scandalous of the upstart American sisters whose brother unexpectedly found himself an English duke. So far the family has not been successfully blending into the ton. The strictures of English society seem to be pressing Amelia into recklessly rebelling more and more each day. Her most heedless act places her in the hands of Alistair Finlay-Jones. In a somewhat believable coincidence, he has been ordered by his uncle to marry one of the Cavendish sisters. The magic of their perfect day together (including making love) is ruined when Amelia finds out and starts to questions Alistair's motives. While Amelia's stubbornness can be irritating at times, Alistair's determined efforts to woe Amelia and not force her into marriage makes the reader root for the couple's happily ever after.
TheLustyLiterate More than 1 year ago
3.5/4 Stars | Hot Steam Having met and adored Amelia in Maya Rodale’s sublime LADY BRIDGET’S DIARY, I couldn’t wait to discover all of the luscious details of what exactly happened during the brief time that she had run away. And, though not as page-turningly perfect as I found Bridget’s story to be, Amelia’s whirlwind adventure is a fun and frisky tale filled with charm, sunny thrills, and moments of toe-curling passion. This second novel in the series delivers a pleasing Regency London spin on the 1953 classic, ROMAN HOLIDAY, reimagining various famous scenes from the film—making the familiar fresh and decidedly sexier than the original—much to my delight! But, as much as I loved that movie—Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn are unforgettable—I found that this novel truly began to sparkle when it fully diverged from the film's plot and lead the couple and the reader into the unpredictable and deliciously angsty waters of morning-after heartbreak, scandal, and betrayal. Such yummy stuff! Of course, after some very heated conversations, a few stolen kisses, and a whole lot of forgiveness, Amelia and Alistair get the blissful happily ever after that I craved and they rightfully deserved. :) Cheerfully written, playful, and nicely sensual, this romantic romp makes a great afternoon escape! Complimentary copy provided in exchange for an honest review.
Alyssa75 More than 1 year ago
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** Chasing Lady Amelia by Maya Rodale Book Two of the Keeping Up with the Cavendishes series Publisher: Avon Books Publication Date: June 28, 2016 Rating: 4 stars Source: eARC from Edelweiss ***Warning: this is an adult book, and for the eyes of mature readers*** Summary (from Goodreads): Terribly Improper Lady Amelia is fed up with being a proper lady and wishes to explore London, so one night she escapes…and finds herself in the company of one Alistair Finlay-Jones. He’s been ordered by his uncle to wed one of the American girls. How lucky then, that one of them stumbles right into his arms! Totally Scandalous Alistair and Amelia have one perfect day to explore London, from Astley’s Amphitheater to Vauxhall Gardens. Inevitably they end up falling in love and making love. If anyone finds out, she will be ruined, but he will win everything he’s ever wanted. Very Romantic When Amelia finds out Alistair has been ordered to marry her, he must woo her and win back the angry American girl. But with the threat of scandals, plural, looming…will he ever catch up to the woman he loves? What I Liked: My true rating is 3.5 stars. I liked this one enough to want to round up to 4 stars, but it wasn't quite a 4-star read. I LOVED Lady Bridget's Diary (it got a rare 5 stars from me), but I didn't love this second book quite as much. You can read these books in the series as standalone novels, so if I had to skip one in the series (so far), it might be this one. Still, it was good! This story is told concurrently with Lady Bridget's Diary - meaning, we start this story with the same ball in which Amelia takes her shoes off (if you read book one, you know the scene). Basically, this story does NOT follow after the end of book one. Rather, it is told simultaneously! Which makes a lot of sense, if you have read book one and was wondering what Amelia had gotten up to, for those couple of days when she disappeared. Well, this book goes into those few days, in detail. Amelia doesn't want to fit in to London's polite society. She loves horses and horse-riding, not stuffy balls and flouncy dresses. After a disastrous night at a ball, her family spikes her water with laudanum so that she'll calm down. Except that the laudanum has addled her brain, and she goes out in the middle of the night like a drunk. And runs into Alistair Finlay-Jones. Alistair isn't going to leave a helpless (and possibly drunk) noblewoman outside in the middle of the night, so he takes her to his residence. The next morning, he sees the paper (with Amelia's shoe scandal at the ball that previous night), and realizes that the woman is Lady Amelia. And thus begins the pair's adventures together. But all good things must come to an end - right? Amelia can't go gallivanting around London unchaperoned forever, and Alistair was called back to London for a reason: marry an heiress. Book one took place over weeks. But the majority of this book took place over two days. These two days were the ones in which Amelia disappeared (causing another Cavendish scandal, if you recall in book one). When Amelia wakes up in Alistair's house, he gives her money and sends her on her way... but Amelia has no plans of going back home, not yet. Read the rest of my review on my blog, The Eater of Books! - eaterofbooks DOT blogspot DOT com :)
SaucyMinx1966 More than 1 year ago
Fresh and fun story of a willful heiress and a down on his luck heir to be. Lady Amelia is fed up with trying to fit in with the Ton, she just wants to be free, even if only for a day! She gets her chance to escape and has one exciting day with a very dashing man named Alistair Finlay-Jones. Lucky for Alistair his uncle wants him to wed one of the wayward Americans, and Amelia literally runs right into him! But, they both have secrets they are keeping from each other and there will be consequences for their day of freedom. This is such a sweet and romantic story with engaging, lovable, and funny characters. I especially enjoy the relationship between Lady Amelia and her siblings. I'm really enjoying this series and I'm very much looking forward to the next book in this series!
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
Mischievous and curious Lady Amelia leads this enchanting tale. When Ms. Rodale gets it right, she is a force to be reckoned with. The ambiance of high society makes for an austere backdrop to a witty and often melodramatic love affair. Amelia was a barrel of laughs. She finds trouble at the drop of a hat. Alistair is trouble with a capital "T". Their acquaintance brings about some sticky situations but allows each a chance to let down their guard and become the best of themselves. Chasing Lady Amelia is a tender story that blends passion and maturity to create a ravishing read. Copyright of Night Owl Reviews