Peter George Norwood, Lord Whitly, returns to London a wealthy man in want of a wife. And who better but the woman who fires his heart like no other, the "Wayward Welsh" heiress Mari Powel?
Mari Powel's fiery Welsh temper is up. Peter Norwood, Lord Whitly, is back in town after six years romping around India making his fortune. Mari blames him for her social downfall and has spent all this time clawing her way back into the ton's good graces. How dare he show up on his first day back and publicly embroil her in a bet involving long-awaited apologies, illicit kisses, and Lady Illston's unruly parakeet? Mari is outraged, and is going to show him—and everyone else—what she's made of. Little does she know, the unrepentant Lord Whitly has been dreaming of her all this time. Now he'll do anything to win the wager—along with Mari's heart. AMAZON 4 STARS
Good main characters and some interesting secondary ones too. Mari's father didn't have a huge part but when he showed up he made things interesting. As did Lady Elanor as stuffy and socially correct as she was. She was so bland as to be almost invisible. She has been hired to help Mari find a husband worthy of her. No fortune hunters for her. That was on the top of her list because yes, she was a list maker.
Poor Mari is being torn between who she really is and trying to fit a mold of never doing anything attention getting. Peter had dubbed her years ago as the Wayword Welsh, not knowing that it would stick and cause her all kinds of problems. One that hurt her and caused her to try to contain herself into a proper but dowdy boring person.
Peter has done some major growing up during his time in India but Mari is leading him on a merry dance when it comes to trying to court her.
Peter's best friend, Ash, Lord Rimbury always has Peter's back and I really was pulling for him to prosper. For things to go well for him.
There are twists, turns and some surprises coming. I liked the book but there was a time or two when it felt like it dragged a bit. But as I continued, the surprises started coming out.
I liked the eBook cover, it's charming and attractive.