LADY LOVETT’S LITTLE DILEMMA by Beverley Oakley
Lady Lovett’s Little Dilemma by Beverley Oakley
Reviewed by Vanessa
Cressida, Lady Lovett, still desires her husband, Justin, Lord Lovett, very much. However, she is frightened of the consequences that a night of pleasure may bring. She doesn’t know how to speak of it with her patient husband, but she continues to find excuses for not fulfilling her wifely duties. Only now she has heard the rumors that Lord Lovett has returned to the arms of his former mistress. What’s a naïve wife to do?
Justin doesn’t know why his wife has suddenly gone from hot to cold since the birth of their last child several months ago. He’s not sure how to broach the subject with the former parson’s daughter, but he feels that she may eventually come around. The appearance of his former friend/mistress has given Justin something else to work on in the interim though. Ever the loyal friend, Justin will seek to satisfy her, too!
Lady Lovett’s Little Dilemma was a charmingly tame short story. The dilemma that Cressida was dealing with was thoroughly explained, but it helped to realize that her knowledge was completely different from today’s standards. Justin was an excellent hero, but he could only take so much of what Cressida was dishing out to him. It was the norm for his peers to stray back then, after all. I’m not sure that Lady Lovett’s Little Dilemma was completely, historically accurate, but is sure was a sweet story!
Lady Lovett’s Little Dilemma even showed that someone who has become bitter over their lot in life can continue to be nasty and not change. It was also quite lovely that so many enjoyed a HEA in Lady Lovett’s Little Dilemma without sacrificing too much for their bit of happiness. I wouldn’t have minded if Beverley Oakley had wanted to push the limits a bit more in Lady Lovett’s Little Dilemma, but I did find this a sweet refreshing story.