by Stacy Reid
Published: September 14th 2020
Publisher: Entangled: Scandalous
My Rating: 4 stars
When Hugh Winthrop, the future Earl of Albury, decides to advertise for a wife in the London paper, he never expected an anonymous response from a woman who matches him wit for wit. Their back-and-forth letters on the true nature of love, something they disagree on wholeheartedly, leave him shocked—and intrigued. But then the woman he’s been corresponding with shows up on his doorstep, enticingly beautiful and offering a marriage of convenience in exchange for his protection…
Lady Phoebe Maitland expected to marry for love and nothing else, until the man she gave her trust betrayed her. The more intrigued she becomes by the mysterious and devastatingly handsome Hugh, however, the more she realizes he’s holding back from opening his heart due to long-held secrets she struggles to understand. As passion flares wickedly between them, their marriage bed is quick to heat up. But when Phoebe’s past threatens to destroy the fragile bond they’ve formed, even a budding belief in love might not be enough to save them
Stacy Reid is one of the best historical romance writers out there at the minute. she creates a perfect blend of romance, steam, drama and humour. I love that she uses atypical characters as main characters, our hero in this book has a disability that would have ostracised him from the public. Hugh was accepting of Phoebe and while he was closed off at times he was always there for her.
if you’re looking for something different in the historical romance department I urge you to give this a go or any of Stacy Reid’s offerings.
I received an arc of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
*Blurb and cover image via Goodreads.