Miss Willa Reverly finds herself betrothed to the new Duke of Camberley, Matthew Addison, but she isn’t happy about it. She’s watched her friends marry for love and wants the same. Matt has no time to woo his would-be bride whenever his inherited estate is bankrupt.
I enjoyed this title and felt like the story got going right away. That same flow kept up throughout the book and I found myself having trouble putting it down. I did not read the two previous titles in this series but didn’t feel like I needed to to understand what was going on.
I really liked both Matt and Willa. I felt like Matt was a sweet guy that thought himself in love with the wrong woman. And I thought Willa really came into her own throughout the book and it was a delight to see that growth, even if I could’ve used a bit more of Matt’s POV.
There were a few main conflicts in this story and that helped move the pace along fairly well. The first conflict was in some ways resolved before the end of the book but since there was another, slightly bigger conflict behind it, the story kept moving along.
This wasn’t my first Cathy Maxwell title, and it won’t be my last.
Once upon a time there were three young ladies who, despite their fortunes, had been on the marriage mart a bit too long. They were known as “the Spinster Heiresses” . . .
Is it wrong for a woman to want more?
Not if she is a Spinster Heiress. They do not settle. Any young miss would be very lucky to find herself promised to a man like the Duke of Camberly. However, Miss Willa Reverly has watched her friends marry for love. Camberly may be the prize of the season, but she will not be “sold” to any man. She wants his devotion or she wants nothing at all.
When is a Marriage of Convenience inconvenient?
Newly named to the ducal title, Matthew Addison is determined to discover the secrets behind Mayfield, the bankrupt estate he has inherited. He doesn’t have time to coddle a headstrong heiress who is determined to ditch him over something as silly as “love.” Little does he know that his questions will place her in jeopardy. Now he must do what he must to save them both.
Could it be that in running from danger they might be racing headlong into a truly unexpected fate: falling in love?