Almost every aristocratic Regency hero has a valet, or a batman (?) if he's a military big guy. Apparently, even a man who could move fields of troops with brilliant military strategery couldn't tie his own damn neckcloth.
So, what'd'ya think about this whole valet thing?
I look at the word and enunciate it with an hard "t" at the end, the result of some long-forgotten rule in Master Bates', I kid you flippin not, French diction class. And Dictionary.com, gives w/wo the hard "t." What's your call? Cause you know we Nerd Girls all read with the appropriate enunciation.
Encore! Thank you Emma Holly for dropping by yesterday! You R 1 Cool Chick. Cause we said so.
Encore due! Liz Carlyle writes a recurring valet role in a couple of her novels. He goes from being a small, somewhat effete character, to an important secondary character who is gay. I really like him, and Liz's novels, especially "A Woman Scorned." The hero's name is Captain Cole Amherst, which is quite about enough to do me in, Bellas. But he was trained as a theologian and, while he's no saint, he's got this innate moral struggle. And there's this love scene where he reacts verbally to what the hn is doing, and I don't know if it was all subconscious for Carlysle, but it was flippin brilliant.