Lady Theo is a Countess in her own right due to
a Scottish law but is being challenged by an English Duke who wants her land. Theo has lived an isolated life due to
her grandfather's ill health, but is determined
to do the best for her estate and tenants. She goes to a neighbor for help who suggest marriage might be a way out of her issues and brings her great-nephew William Cavensham
up to Northumberland as a possible
The two decide almost at once they don't suit - William has vowed never to love and Theo wants a loving marriage - but they become friends.
This was a sweet romance, and it was nice to see the rest of the extended Cavensham
family again. William and Theo are both interesting characters, but I thought I would like this more than I actually
did. The problem is all the dithering: William can't make up his mind
if he wants work or marriage, Theo can't decide if she loves William or not, and the author can't make up her mind
up about her characters. It drove me crazy, especially when shy Theo who wants to be friends basically suddenly becomes bold and seductive.
The story was fine but I wish there was a little more consistency and a better buildup to their romance. I want to thank Netgalley
who provided this book for a fair and honest review.
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