A BRIDE FOR HIS CONVENIENCE
November 25, 2008
Avon Books (Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers)
10 East 53rd Street, New York, New York 10022-5299
Rating: 4 Cups
Hannah Leeds is the daughter of a striving businessman. She falls in love with Timothy and believes he feels the same toward her, until the wrong words break her heart. Hannah decides to forget marriage until she sketches a great marriage of inconvenience.
Lord Ian Sutcombe has been left practically penniless thanks to his imprudent father and insatiable stepmother. The only way to pay off his debts and get back into the social standards is to find a wealthy woman and marry, but he never imagined it turning to love.
Ian cannot believe he has to be like the women in the ton when they are seeking a wealthy husband, but it is the only way to get out of his debt. All he needs is a woman endowed with money assets to improve his situation. Hannah has never met anyone like Timothy but when he confesses his love for another, she turns her back on ever marrying. She no longer believes in love, even though children would be nice. Then enters Ian who needs a wife, and Hannah decides if she must marry, her father has to approve Ian, or she is finished with men. What starts out as only a marriage of convenience leans to much more, but can they put aside their differences and make it work?
I loved the premise of A Bride for His Inconvenience. The plot with the hero, in dire need, seeking a wife with money, allowed me to feel the heartache that the man goes through during his lowest point. Then to share in the heartache of Hannah made me want to jump through the book, and knock Timothy in the head. The conversation between Hannah and Ian when they first met was so enduring that it melted my heart. I love the chemistry between them. Edith Layton writes a story that grabbed my attention and I could not let go. The scene when Timothy returns, my heart went out to Ian. I really cannot express how much my heart was overwhelmed by this poignant tale. Trust me, you have to read it, it is extraordinary by far. To be honest, I could read it again and again.
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