A very practical marriage makes Alexander Westcott question his heart in the latest Regency romance from the New York Times bestselling author of Someone to Hold.
When Alexander Westcott becomes the new Earl of Riverdale, he inherits a title he never wanted and a failing country estate he can’t afford. But he fully intends to do everything in his power to undo years of neglect and give the people who depend on him a better life. . . .
A recluse for more than twenty years, Wren Heyden wants one thing out of life: marriage. With her vast fortune, she sets her sights on buying a husband. But when she makes the desperate—and oh-so-dashing—earl a startlingly unexpected proposal, Alex will only agree to a proper courtship, hoping for at least friendship and respect to develop between them. He is totally unprepared for the desire that overwhelms him when Wren finally lifts the veils that hide the secrets of her past. . . .
This is the second book by this author that I have read and as luck would have it the second book in the series. While I found the first book somewhat tedious to read due to what I felt like was a lot of filler and “fluff” this book had no such issue. This book was a smooth read and every time I put it down I found myself eager to pick it right back up again. The leading lady in this book is by far one of my favorite literary leading characters to date. The depth of her personality artfully written by the author had me genuinely cheering for her from start to finish. I truly enjoyed this book and am so glad that I have been able to form a new, better opinion of this Author and an now looking forward to reading the next book in the series.