(The Lords of London #3)
Published: February 22nd 2022
Length: 320 pages
My Rating: ⭐⭐
Mistakes happen, to be sure. Rarely are those mistakes as unfortunate as the one made by Nathanael, Viscount Fotherby, when he abducted the now Lady Merton to save his friend from marriage. Nate has been trying to make amends ever since, leaving behind his self-centered ways to fulfill his duties—and that includes finding a wife of his own. One woman sparks his interest above all others—a lady he helped when she was rescuing a child. Alas, there is a devilish complication…
Miss Henrietta Stern, Lady Merton’s younger sister, is intrigued by the stranger who comes to her aid—until she learns his identity. Nate’s stunt could have ruined her sister’s reputation, and her family may never forgive him. With beauty, connections, and a sizeable dowry, Henrietta has plenty of admirers. Yet no other suitor quickens her pulse quite like Nate does. Her heart insists that the gentleman has changed for the better. But can a renowned scoundrel possibly prove himself to be the perfect husband?
I really wanted to like this book but like the previous book in the series, it is very slow and much of the character development happened prior to the story. Henrietta and Nate were unbelievable. a chance meeting and that’s it. They’ve met their soul mate even though they don’t know each other’s names.
Nate’s character development between a previous book and this one happens off-page. This is what I would have preferred to read about not just have him suddenly reformed.
I felt there was unnecessary drama added that did nothing really for the story and I didn’t really care about it.
Overall I must admit defeat with this series. I am normally a fan of Ms Quinn’s work but I can’t read another slow boring addition.
I received an arc of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.