Title: What A Lady Requires (The Eton Boys Trilogy, book #3)
Genre: Historical Romance/E-Book
Author: Ashlyn Macnamara
Publisher: Loveswept, Feb. 2015
Source: Free for review from the publisher
Sexy Rating: 5
Description from Amazon.com:
Unlike every other proper young lady, Miss Emma Jennings views marrying well as little more than a means to an end. Such a merger would provide her industrious father with social credibility, and Emma with a chunk of her vast inheritance. Emma’s practical views are shattered, however, when her father ties her to the fabulously handsome ne’er-do-well Rowan Battencliffe, a man she loathes on sight—from the smile that promises all manner of wickedness to the way he ogles her with those striking blue eyes. Deep in debt, especially to his wine merchant, Rowan figures the sooner he gets his finances in order, the sooner he can go back to doing what he does best: burning through ridiculous sums of cash. Which is why Rowan agrees to marry the merchant’s daughter, a prim and proper woman with delightful curves and an ample dowry. But Emma seems to think it’s her business to reform him! Their marriage is a tinderbox—and it’s just too tempting to resist playing with fire.
This book was just not my cup of tea. The handsome hero was rather stupid when he couldn’t even follow his wife’s tutelage in simple accounting. The heroine was smart and feisty and much more likable. Together they kept secrets from each other and it all became a bit boring.
The characters were well fleshed out but the plot seemed tacked together with random scenes. Side characters were from previous books in the trilogy and added to the story. Although this book can be read as a standalone, reading the two books before it will add to the enjoyment.