Author: Mindy Burbidge Strunk
Series: An Unlikely Match #2
Genres: Historical Romance
Format: eBook, Print
Date: August 15, 2019
Hell hath no fury as a woman scorned. Good thing he likes a challenge.
Rose Allen was supposed to be duchess when next she came to London. Instead, she was thrown over in favor of her sister. Now, no respectable gentleman, let alone a man of title, will have anything to do with her—except a fortune hunter desperate for her large dowry.
Not only had Lord Oliver Brandon just lost his father, but he had discovered the family coffers are empty. If he is to save his family from total ruin, he needs to find a solution and fast. When approached with an offer for a marriage that includes a handsome dowry, he doesn’t know whether to thank his good fortune or curse his bad luck- because the match also comes with a discontented wife.
In choosing a marriage of convenience, Rose and Oliver may forfeit their pride, but what of their hearts?
Rating: Mild+. Mild kissing; mild sensuality.
After reading the first in the series I had to buy this one to find out what Rose’s story would be. She was so awful in the first one that I wasn’t convinced I could ever find her likable. I was really hoping this one would not be just that she was misunderstood and not that terrible. I was not disappointed. Instead of just glossing over her evils Rose redeemed herself. She underwent a great transformation that did make me like her by the end and I was rooting for Oliver and Rose to gain their love match.
Oliver was super sweet and I loved that he used the language of flowers to express what he felt like he couldn’t say with words. It is unfortunate that she had no clue that flowers had a meaning beyond being pretty to look at and smelling nice. Ha.
No sex, language or violence