A Marriage of Inconvenience
by Christine Young
When the duchess decides to wed her to a wastrel and a fop, Ravyn Grahm takes matters into her own hands and declares her engagement to another man. Instead of fessing up and telling her great aunt what she has done, she goes through with the pretense. Aric Lakeland is the bastard son of an earl and has a dangerous reputation. But Ravyn is willing to do most anything to keep the duchess from discovering the lie.
A DEVIL-MAY-CARE SMUGGLER
He’d bought land in America, looking to put down roots and end his life of adventure, but Aric Lakeland got more than he bargained for when he encountered a beautiful heiress who made a promise she didn’t want to keep. But the promise could not be undone and standing between them were more obstacles than either ever dreamed. Aric had made plans to spend the rest of his life in America and that was at odds with Ravyn’s plan of living in England and running her father’s estate. Now, he’ll have to choose between his dreams and the woman he loves more than life.
My View: If you have been following my blog, you will know that I love me some historical fiction and this book easily fit into that happy space.
I love ‘My lady’ and some chivalry and oh, call me old-fashioned but isn’t that so romantic?
This book never bored me for even a single second. The editing is flawless. Although I would say the plot is not very innovative, the way it is dealt with is, making it a unique book in itself.
The characters are amazing. Ah, some old-fashioned, handsome, rugged men! Drool! And a brain-y lady with an attitude who can stand up for herself. Perfect!
And the romance is to die for. Sizzling hot. Readers below 16 stay far far away!
In short, really liked this one. It has got all the oomph. But if you’re looking for a lot of substance in the plot, you may be a bit disappointed. Looking for some drooling and romance? You’ve found the right book.
3.5/5 stars – Between ‘I liked it’ and ‘I really liked it’.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Born in Medford, Oregon, novelist Christine Young has lived in Oregon all of her life. After graduating from Oregon State University with a BS in science, she spent another year at Southern Oregon State University working on her teaching certificate, and a few years later received her Master’s degree in secondary education and counseling. Now the long, hot days of summer provide the perfect setting for creating romance. She sold her first book, Dakota’s Bride, the summer of 1998 and her second book, My Angel to Kensington. Her teaching and writing careers have intertwined with raising three children. Christine’s newest venture is the creation of Rogue Phoenix Press. Christine is the founder, editor and co-owner with her husband. They live in Salem, Oregon.
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