I really enjoyed this book and so many of the passages made me smile to the extent that I have highlighted them in my kindle so I can go back to them!
The new earl of Fearnoch, Alexander an admiralty clerk, needs a countess of convenience to fully inherit the earldom but he needs to marry before his 30th birthday which is rapidly approaching
The young lady suggested was Eloise who lived in the country under the care of her aunt. Eloise was willing to meet Alexander to discuss his proposal, in part due to witnessing her aunts happiness in her marriage of convenience
Alexander isn’t the toothless reluctant bather that Eloise and her sisters feared but instead devastatingly handsome. Following discussions between them “you sound as if you are inspecting a horse with a view to buying it” and “but that is precisely what we are doing in a manner of speaking” they decide to marry (some of my favourite quotes from that section that I just had to include!)
Eloise isn’t what Alexander expects when they do marry and their new life in London isn’t what either of them had planned
Although set in the regency period, I feel that the story would work if transformed into the present day which I find very intriguing
I would recommend this story to anyone who wants to smile and get pulled into a different world
AM 🐾 x