Lady Eleanor Russell needed a husband. Immediately. With her father’s death imminent and no male heir to be found, her ancestral home, Rutledge, with its famous Thoroughbred racing stable and the 100,000 acres of surrounding villages and tenant farms would revert to the Crown—never mind that her family had administered the lands for over a century. But no man in his right mind would choose an unattractive, outspoken, thirty-year-old spinster of strong opinions and stubborn independence to be his bride. Well, she’d buy a husband—and send him on his way.
An impoverished third son of a duke, Lord Miles Everleigh, tall, elegant and immensely handsome, relied heavily on the generosity of his friends and the kindness of wealthy widows to keep himself clothed, housed and fed. That he was as well-spoken and congenial as he was handsome won him acceptance into the highest of social circles—and into the beds of the most influential women, but it was a life-style that wore at a man’s self-respect. He was more than the male whore his step-brother named him.
When Lady Eleanor Russell contracted to buy a husband, she never intended to lose her heart.
When Lord Miles Everleigh accepted her contract, he never imagined he’d desire much more than money.
This is a brand new author for me and I am so glad I found her!!! I discovered this author because she is going to be an attending author at the Space Coast Book Lovers book signing event that your Book Besties will be attending. After reading her book I am super excited to both introduce her to all of you and meet her in person.
This is book one in the Heirs and Spares series and all I can say is that if all her series start this well I am going to be a very busy reader and a HUGE Patricia A Knight fan. This book was so fun to read and has everything I look for in a good story. I love the kind of role reversal that takes place in this book where the leading man is a “kept man” as opposed to the mistresses we typically see in historical romance novels. Our heroine is extremely clever, undeniably intelligent, and incredibly determined to make her life her own by any means necessary. I adore ALL of the characters in this book and love how even the secondary characters play important roles in the plot.
Lady Eleanor Constance Russell needs a husband. But not just any man will do, she needs a husband who is so desperate that he will sign her very unconventional marriage agreement without question.Lord Miles WrothamEverleigh is the third son of a Duke who is known to be a man who has been forced to rely on the generosity of his “friends” to live. It would seem as if his luck might change when he not only receives but accepts a strange request for marriage from a very wealthy and very determined lady.
Will their new arrangement lead to a love match or will it be all business for these two? You will have to read the book for yourself to find out.