Published: December 23rd 2014
My Rating: 2 stars
Amanda Hamilton’s fortune means she’s not short of marriage offers, despite her unfashionable figure! But there’s only one man she wants for her husband, the dashing Lieutenant Peter Phipps, who is in dire financial straits. Amanda knows Phipps doesn’t love her, but when he proposes, she accepts—unable to resist the chance to live her dreams.
Their burgeoning relationship surprises everyone, especially Phipps, who discovers that his sweet, sensible fiancée is also brave and passionate. Suddenly, the role of dutiful husband looks a lot more attractive!
This book just had too much going on and not much romance to be honest. The big bad was dealt with 2/3 into the story and then there was a family emergency that delayed the wedding. There was no passion no real declarations of love. The hero just realised how great the heroine was. Another issue she was only considered to be beautiful after she had lost a lot of weight, it would have been better if that was not a part of the story.
*Blurb and cover image via Goodreads.