Title: Six Weeks With A Lord
Genre: Historical Romance/Victorian/debut novel
Author: Eve Pendle
Source: Free for review from the publisher
Publisher: Entangled Amara, June 25, 2018
Sexy rating: 5
Violence rating: 0
Description from Amazon:
Grace Alnott is out of time. To save her younger brother from an abusive guardian, her merchant father’s will demands she must marry a peer. Handsome but destitute Everett Hetherington, Earl of Westbury agrees to her offer of a marriage of convenience but stipulates she must live with him for six weeks. No matter how honorable he seems she can’t allow him to get too close, because the aristocracy cannot be trusted.
Six weeks. Major Everett Hetherington, new Earl of Westbury, has exactly six weeks to convince the very independent Grace Alnott to spend the rest of her life with him. Despite her belief she doesn’t belong in his world, he must tempt the alluring Grace into staying, because he has fallen for her. Hard. He just has to ensure she never discovers his secret.
Eve Pendle has brought us a look at the societal restrictions that formed cages around both men and women in the Victorian era. Grace is unable to access her inheritance unless she marries a Peer due to her father’s Will. She needs this money to fight for custody of her young brother in court. Everett is trying to salvage his Earldom from crushing debt he inherited from his father and brother. Marrying Grace on her terms would give him half of what he needs but if he can seduce from her the remainder of her dowery then he will be debt free. Neither expects to fall in love.
An especially well written first novel. It is full of complicated Victorian societal pressure that brings this era to life. I can recommend this novel to all fans of Historical Romance.
I received this book free for review from the Publisher.