Title: Not The Kind Of Earl You Marry (The unconventional Ladies of Mayfair, book #1)
Genre: Historical Romance
Author: Kate Pembrooke
Source: Free for review from the publisher
Publisher: Forever, July 27,2021
Sexy Rating: 5
Violence Rating: 0
Description from Amazon:
The one woman in London who doesn’t want to marry him is now his fiancée.
William Atherton, Earl of Norwood, is as shocked as the rest of London to discover his betrothal via an announcement in the morning paper. Furious at what appears to be a shrewd marriage trap, William tracks down his alleged fiancée before her plans can affect his campaign for a coveted political post. But then William realizes an engagement, however fake, may benefit them both . . .
Miss Charlotte Hurst may be a wallflower, but she’s no shrinking violet. She would never attempt such an underhanded scheme, especially not with a man as haughty or sought-after as Norwood. Yet his suggestion to play along with the betrothal has its merits . . . and the longer they pretend, the more undeniably real their feelings become. But when the true culprit behind their engagement is revealed, can their newfound happiness survive the scandal?
This is a good book with an enemies-to-lovers trope. Well, perhaps not quite enemies although Charlotte and William tend to meet and and get off on the wrong foot. They decide on this fake engagement to help him get the parliamentary position he craves and to save her from scandal because of the newspaper announcement of their betrothal. Their togetherness fosters feelings for both although Charlotte believes that they do not suit. She is a country girl and he is a city man. The enemy who planted the betrothal notice is busy at work to make life even more difficult for our couple.
I enjoyed this Regency read and can recommend it to the HR fans. This is my first book by this author and I look forward to the rest of the series.