Miss Temperance Flowerdew is on her way to work when a stranger suddenly grabs her off the street and sends her on a Chicago-bound train before she can figure out what happened.
When Mr. Gilbert Cavendish is called upon to rescue a missing woman, he follows the trail to Chicago only to discover that the woman is his good friend Temperance. Before they can discover who was behind the abduction, they’re seen alone together by a New York society matron, putting their reputations at risk.
Gilbert is willing to propose marriage–except Temperance will have none of it. She’s finally stepped out of the shadow of her relations and won’t give up her independence. But when it becomes clear the misunderstanding in Chicago has escalated into a threat on her life and followed her to New York, accepting Gilbert’s help in solving the mystery may lead to more than she ever could have dreamed.
Each book in the Apart from the Crowd series has been delightful, and this one was no exception! Caught by Surprise was non stop fun, humor, and lively adventures! No one crafts a romantic, yet hilarious tale quite like Jen Turano! I loved every second of this book! Temperance and Gilbert were perfection. I loved how this love story was crafted. These characters and their mishaps kept the pages of this book turning swiftly. There was never a dull moment! I found myself on more than one occasion laughing at the scenarios and antics taking place! There were also plenty of sweet moments and a bit of romance as Temperance and Gilbert find their friendship blossoming into maybe something more. As always in a Jen Turano novel there is a bit of mystery and intrigue that comes to light in the end of the novel. I have really enjoyed this series and am a little sad to see it end! The Wallflower ‘s were such a fun bunch of ladies to read about and each story was unique. Caught by Surprise was completely entertaining and the perfect conclusion to this series!