Lord Heartless is a charming, funny and witty story. I do enjoy historical romance but sometimes find the characters stuffy and one-dimensional. Not so with Juliet and Landon. They are refreshingly real and honest. I enjoyed the way the romance played out and secondary characters like Alexander and Landon's mother added richness to the story. Clever conversation allows the reader to get to know the couple and there's just enough sexual tension to keep the story sensual yet still tell a tale of love. I finished this entertaining love story in one sitting. I will be looking for more by this author.
Landon Montague has an image problem. Known to Ton as Lord Heartless, he won an estate while gambling. Unfortunately, the man killed himself and left his daughter alone and homeless. Landon does the only honorable thing and offers a marriage of convenience. But Juliet is nothing like he imagined and neither is his convenient marriage.
An arranged marriage may be the death of Lord Landon Montague, a man who earned his rude moniker, Lord Heartless, through the distaste of the Ton. When he makes plans to collect on a debt from Lord Charles Gilbert by foreclosing on Holly Grove, Gilbert commits suicide. Only then does Lord Montague learn that Lord Gilbert has left a nineteen-year-old daughter, Juliet, at his mercy.
Lady Juliet Gilbert suffered the stigma of suicide as best she could. But losing her home and the servants who raised her and stood by through her father's drinking would be the last straw. Unable to secure a position, Lord Montague's offer of marriage gives her hope. All she must do is produce an heir. But arriving at Broadmoor proves more taxing than she anticipated for her dark Lord already holds an heir conceived out of wedlock.
Will this doom any hope of finding happiness and label him forever Lord Heartless, or will London's society have its last laugh on Shakespeare when Montague wins his fair Juliet?