This is the third book in this current series but don’t let that stop you from grabbing this book! It’s awesome and quickly gets you involved with the characters. In fact, Wren isn’t in the first two books and she is the star in this one. Yes, the other characters make appearances and contribute to this story but they don’t make an appearance until later. Okay, Alexander does make an early appearance but as that is who Wren invited to tea, that makes sense. Regardless, I started this story as soon as I could and didn’t want to put it down. I quickly got wrapped up in what was happening and thoroughly enjoyed everything. Even when the story seems that it will end, it doesn’t. That does NOT mean it drags but that there is more to happen. The characters are outstanding and while this is a historical romance, you won’t get bogged down in history but you will relax as history comes alive. This romance has many levels and exploring each one is enjoyable. I only hope that we can see more of these characters and are introduced to even more.
Wren wants to get married. She’s missing something in her life. She also knows that she will have to buy a husband as no man would want to marry her otherwise. That’s okay because she has money as she has inherited a glass works from her uncle. Being practical she begins to interview local eligible bachelors. On the third, she is intrigued and makes her offer. He, Alexander Westcott, is insulted. Is that it? Can she salvage anything from this meeting?
A very practical marriage makes Alexander Westcott question his heart in the latest Regency romance from the New York Times bestselling author of Someone to Hold.
When Alexander Westcott becomes the new Earl of Riverdale, he inherits a title he never wanted and a failing country estate he can’t afford. But he fully intends to do everything in his power to undo years of neglect and give the people who depend on him a better life. . . .
A recluse for more than twenty years, Wren Heyden wants one thing out of life: marriage. With her vast fortune, she sets her sights on buying a husband. But when she makes the desperate—and oh-so-dashing—earl a startlingly unexpected proposal, Alex will only agree to a proper courtship, hoping for at least friendship and respect to develop between them. He is totally unprepared for the desire that overwhelms him when Wren finally lifts the veils that hide the secrets of her past. . . .