From the moment I began reading this novel, I didn’t want to set it down! These characters were intelligent and witty. Their first two meetings left them less than impressed with each other, and made their subsequent “convenient betrothal” all the more interesting.
I really liked both Susan and George. They both thought that a worthwhile marriage to someone they could respect, let alone hope to love, had passed them by. I appreciated the way both of these characters approached the situation that they found themselves in, and their willingness to put forth their best effort to make the betrothal and marriage work. They talked things out when problems arose and it was beautiful to watch genuine affection and love begin to develop.
This was a wonderful novel and I now want to go back and read other books written by this new to me author!
I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
At thirty years of age, Susan Jennings has long been considered a spinster. Exceptionally intelligent, she has little tolerance for London and the dreaded Season—if that’s how one is expected to find love, it’s not for her. But when an invitation arrives that cannot be ignored, Susan leaves her comfortable life in the country and enters the fashion and frivolity she most despises. She quickly discovers, however, that there is more to loathe in London—and his name is George Kendall.
George, Duke of Aylesham, has learned to keep his distance from cloying females chasing the title of duchess. Susan Jennings, however, proves an entirely different challenge—a woman who has pushed him to the limit of his patience with their every encounter. But their simmering hostility is disrupted by a thoughtless slip-up: to avoid a marriage of political strategy, George claims he is already betrothed. And when pressed for the name of the lucky woman, only one name comes to mind: Susan’s. Their forced betrothal proves advantageous, but when their verbal sparring must change in order to be convincing, the line between fact and fiction becomes blurred by something neither expected: love.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Karen Tuft was born with a healthy dose of curiosity about pretty much everything, so as a child she taught herself to read and play the piano. She studied composition at BYU then graduated from the University of Utah in music theory as a member of Phi Kappa Phi and Pi Kappa Lambda honor societies. In addition to being an author, Karen is a wife, mother, pianist, composer, and arranger, and has spent countless hours backstage and in orchestra pits for theater productions. She also has a 75 percent success rate when it comes to matchmaking and is a big believer in happy endings. Among her varied interests, she likes to figure out what makes people tick, wander through museums, and travel–whether by car, plane, or paperback.