Author: Rebecca Connolly
Series: Entangled Inheritances #3
Genres: Historical Romance
Date: August 2, 2019
One estate. Two heirs. No rules, only battle lines.
Sophia Anson does not have much in her life to call her own and never has. Nothing surprises or delights her more than to suddenly be named mistress of Rosennor Hall, and from a relation she had never heard of nor met at that. But her elation is short lived, for she is not the only heir to the estate, and the will is very specific. The two of them are to share Rosennor. Together.
Larkin Roth does not have time nor energy to deal with the twisted and ridiculous legacy left to him and the fair but fiery Miss Anson. He is determined to stand his ground and fight for every inch of the estate he can get, and he does not care what happens to her in the process. But a life in the same house as Sophia Anson could never be simple, and soon he finds himself thinking of her as more than just his enemy, and of Rosennor as more than just his inheritance.
The premise of this entangled inheritance is pretty hilarious and sets up some humorous situations through out the book. But to truly enjoy this book you pretty much need to set aside everything you think you know about Regency England because the characters aren’t going to behave at all like we think they should. They are rude, snide, mean spirited, and initially not very likable. There is not even the pretense of behaving as proper young people. And at the beginning of the book I didn’t think I was going to like them or enjoy the book at all. I’m pleased to report that by the end of the book I did have a smile on my face.
The word ridiculous is used over and over in this book and I think it describes so much about the entire book. I think everything is a little over the top and a bit ridiculous and if you can set aside expectations of Regency England then you can sit back and enjoy the ride. In some ways I think the story might have been better set in a more modern time but having it in the Regency Era just adds to the ridiculousness of the entire thing. I can see Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn playing these roles set in the 40’s or something- madcap comedy.
So, don’t take the book too seriously. Enjoy it for what it is.
Sex: a kiss and a little mild innuendo
Language: some, pretty mild
Violence: no, unless you count their verbal sparring.