I adored this book! It’s a fabulous combination of unexpected incidents, strong personalities, and passion. I liked Amelia from the first page. She’s strong and independent in a time where standing out brings scandal. It takes a special woman to go against the grain in times where the smallest step away from convenience could set tongues wagging.
After losing her mother and father, Amelia has a major problem. Her Uncle, who’s now her caretaker plans to relocate to America. Hell bent on staying in her beloved England she enlists the help of friends, and comes up with a plan. She’ll use the four weeks meant for settling her affairs to find herself a husband. This proves to be easier said than done with Richard, Lord Goldstone there to thwart her attempts. The handsome Scotsman is brash, bold, and arrogant. He sparks her anger, and in that same breath, her desire. As he awakens the woman inside her, she begins to rethink her plan. Perhaps a marriage born of love is what she should have.
Richard, aka, Lord Goldstone was a refreshing twist in the plot! Witty, mischievous and bold, he’s Amelia’s match. The sexual tension between them is built up wonderfully, and Ms. Marie gave the couple just the right amount of push and pull. She kept me on the edge of my seat wondering if the two were ever going to get it together and find their happy medium.
Ms. Marie’s historical accounts were spot on. I’ve always enjoyed getting a glimpse into the past, and she does a wonderful job of delivering that while giving her heroine spunk, and bravery.
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