Lord Edward Lovell has newly inherited his title, the Earl of Chatham, and along with it an estate in need funds. He must marry an heiress if he wishes to restore his fortunes. Thanks to the Bachelor’s Bible, a pamphlet detailing the dowries of the ton’s eligible ladies, he knows just who he should focus his attention on. There is only one drawback; the lady he has chosen is being chaperoned by the one woman he could never forget.
Lady Anne Howard, gave her heart to Edward when he was still Lord Bredon, she promised to wait for him when he left on his grand tour, but life and her family had other plans. Now widowed she is embracing living on her terms but when Edward reenters her life her peace is threatened.
This was a slow starter for me. The book only becomes interesting toward the end. I found myself dislikening Anne if she had only spoken up and been honest with Edward. Can I just say that the author needs to decide on a name for Edward and stick to it. He goes by several variations, and even the title of the book doesn’t match with the title he uses in the book. While the author does take her time in getting into the story, the ending is gripping and does redeem the story somewhat. I would try another book by this author as she does have talent, but perhaps a different one to this is needed.
I received an arc of this book from the publishers via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review all thoughts and opinions are my own.