Nathaniel Buford, Earl of Roderick, doesn't want a wife, but his brother died, passing on the title of earl to him. Now he is bound by duty to get an heir. Unfortunately, to get the heir, he must find a wife. As luck would have it, he gets caught in a scandalous situation not of his doing, and the next thing he knows, he's married...and to a lady whose family is reported to desire money above all else.
Miss Claire Lowell wanted to get married. But she never intended to marry a gentleman who felt trapped into it, and she certainly never thought her family would have a hand in the scandal that forced Lord Roderick's hand in marriage. Can love find a way to thrive under such conditions or will her father's eagerness to see her married off to an earl condemn her to a loveless marriage?
This was one of my Amazon Freebie Kindle Downloads from the other day, but I've just gone to update this post after reading it and I noticed that it's now listed as 77p. Just shows you have to be quick sometimes to bag these free downloads.
It's not too long - 232 pages.
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I had thought that I'd read this before, and after reading it ... I was right, I have read it before.
No matter it whiled away a morning spent in a Hosptial waiting room effectively. It wasn't all that bad, especially as I bagged it as a Kindle Freebie download. Although, it's currently listed at 77p.
Would I pay that for it .... the answer is probably yes I would, as it is 232 pages of undemanding writing by this author, with a little humour added in. Other offerings by her I have in the past picked holes in, but this was average and contained some of the usual "Americanisms".
Additionally, I would very much like to find out if Perry finds a wife ... he deserves one I feel.
I always feel with Ms Nordin that if only she went just that bit further her books could be very, very good indeed. They just lack a little something .... I don't think I can easily define exactly what that would be though. Possibly if she developed the humorous, and added a little bit of meat to the plot (thus making her books a bit longer) that could do it.
As far as rating is concerned, I would say it was a 3.5 really, but as Amazon don't do half stars, I will go for a 3 stars.