Devil's Cub

I am ill. The boy was sick and then I got sick and it sucks. I had many plans for this week off of work and none of them included being sick. Bah humbug.

So yesterday I curled up in bed with Georgette Heyer's Devil's Cub. It's a follow up to These Old Shades only now Avon and Leonie have a grown up son Vidal, who is very much his father's son. Mary is a the sister of a beautiful chit that has caught Vidal's eye. When she finds out that he planning to lure her sister away, and not for an elopement she takes things into her own hands and is determined to fix things. (This part of the story reminds me an awful lot of Lauren Willig's The Deception of the Emerald Ring.) Vidal decides to seek his revenge on her, not realizing that it would have consequences for both of them.

At times it a bit befuddling (why must all the men have at least three names?) and beginning was slow and the end felt rushed but it was entertaining. And I needed entertaining yesterday.