Title: Three weeks To Wed (The Worthingtons book #1)
Genre: Historical Romance/Regency
Author: Ella Quinn
Publisher: Kensington/Zebra, March 29, 2016
Source: Free for review from the publisher
Sexy Rating: 5
Description from Amazon.com:
Ella Quinn introduces the soon-to-be Earl and Countess of Worthington–lovers who have more in common than they yet know. The future promises to be far from boring… Lady Grace Carpenter is ready to seize the day–or rather, the night–with the most compelling man she’s ever known. Marriage would mean losing guardianship of her beloved siblings, and surely no sane gentleman will take on seven children not his own. But if she can have one anonymous tryst with Mattheus, Earl of Worthington, Grace will be content to live out the rest of her life as a spinster. Matt had almost given up hope of finding a wife who could engage his mind as well as his body. And now this sensual, intelligent woman is offering herself to him. What could be more perfect? Except that after one wanton night, the mysterious Grace refuses to have anything to do with him. Amid the distractions of the Season he must convince her, one delicious encounter at a time, that no obstacle–or family–is too much for a man who’s discovered his heart’s desire…
This book failed to engage me even though I read the whole thing. It was a bit like that old movie “Yours, Mine and Ours” since the heroine, Grace, was guardian of 7 brothers and sisters and the hero, Matt, was guardian to his 4 sisters. This sets up this new series with lots of potential future heroes and heroines but I’m not of a mind to read about them.
Every time there was a potential crisis it was resolved in one or just a few pages so it never really felt like a crisis or even a problem. The heroine was a bit of a fainting, anxious, weak person so I found it difficult to like her. The hero was a bit too much “there, there, all will be well.” Goodness, why did he think 11 children was going to be a piece of cake? The bad guy was quickly in and out of the narrative negating another crisis.
I’m afraid I can’t recommend this book.