Improbable Pairing is about an American college student named Scott. He is going to Europe for college in the 1960s. He meets a Countess and they fall in love against both sets of parents desires.
The book follows their whirlwind romance. Gary Dickson has beautiful writing, describing couture and designer gowns, amazing homes and cities.
I do not pretend to be an expert on the 1960s in the United States or Europe, so there are some things that I had to believe at face value even if seeming a little unrealistic. It's a little hard to believe that Scott's family was only middle class in the US for how much money they were giving him.
There were twists and turns that kept me interested. In fact, there was the potential for this book to become a romantic thriller, but it never went that far.