Companion Lenore Griffin is in dire straits when a letter from a
dear friend arrives, offering a new position. Relieved at her good
fortune, Lenore packs up herself and her beloved dog, Hero, and makes
haste for London. Upon arrival, however, not only does she find her old
friend in a shocking state of dishabille, but she’s somehow mistaken his
offer. He has not written requesting a companion for his new wife. He’s
written to request Lenore become his companion…for the rest of their
Price Wagstaff, Earl of Carmichael, must have been deeper in his cups than usual when he wrote that correspondence. He doesn’t remember a blasted word of it. Still, it is a disaster of his own making, and so he will do his duty by Lenore. He quickly decides his old childhood friend will make a sensible wife and an agreeable mother to his heirs. He can give her safety, protection and comfort. A marriage of convenience. Lenore need never know that Price’s heart can never be won.
Despite their intentions to live separate lives, the pair can’t avoid the closeness that intimacy provides, and soon, Price no longer wishes to. Is it possible that he may find love a second time? Perhaps…if his secrets don’t kill their chance at happiness.
This is book 12 of the Distinguished Rogues Series but can be read as a standalone. AMAZON LINK
This book had potential because of the good main characters. However, for me it fell somewhat short.
Yes, the emotions were there for Lenore and her feeling rightfully that she is almost invisible as his wife. Her husband Price was dealing with his own guilt and sorrow which didn't leave a whole lot of room for anything else.
Yes, Hero, who was Lenore's faithful, slightly mischievous dog added some interest. So did the three friends who helped Lenore through their Hillcrest Academy and friendship. But the story was so slow that it made it hard to keep interested.
The good news is that there is a H.E.A. for Lenore and Price.
"I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.”