Honora Crauford relishes her life in India. So when her father informs her of his latest business transaction—marrying her off to a bankrupt nobleman in England—her only hope for returning home is to convince her betrothed, by whatever antics necessary, that a marriage to her comes at a cost that not even the greatest fortune can justify.
Graham Whitworth can hardly believe his wretched luck. It seems the only way to save his family’s insolvent estate is to comply with his father’s demands and marry the extremely wealthy, but utterly ridiculous, nabob’s daughter. But when Honora missteps, Graham discerns her farce and begins to see who she truly is—a most impressive lady. A lady likely capable of fixing his family’s financial troubles.
Realizing they both desire freedom, Graham and Honora join forces to restore the Whitworth estate and return Honora to her beloved India. But sometimes love has its own agenda, and the revoking of a once undesirable arrangement may just prove to be the greatest sacrifice of all.
This book was such a delight. Honestly, from beginning to end I was invested and interested. I didn't want to put it down and I read through it quickly.
I adored the characters. Graham was, well, Graham. I loved his teasing, playful side with Honora. I loved how he didn't really hide his feelings. They came out in his words and his actions. And if you don't laugh from Honora's antics, I don't know what to say. (I'm thinking peacock here.) She is a smart one, Honora, and super dedicated to her plan. She was fun.
From the scenes to the character interactions, this book played out like a lovely movie in my head. I love when that happens. I honestly wish this was a movie. I would probably watch it over and over again.
This book releases on June 30th but you can snag it at a pre-order price of $2.99 on Amazon! I think it will be on KU as well. 😍
- I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions expressed are my own.