by Chalon Linton
Paperback: 218 pages
Publisher: Covenant Communications (February 1, 2017)
Nora Ellsworth, darling of London society, has her choice of eligible suitors, but since childhood, she has been expected to marry Jonathan Browning, a gentleman whose wealth and stability will someday secure the futures of Nora and her mother and sister. The family estate will pass to an odious male cousin upon the death of Nora’s father, and when he suddenly takes ill, her need to marry well becomes vitally important.
As Nora struggles with the idea of marrying without love, she finds herself increasingly drawn to Devlin Fausett, a man with dark eyes and intriguing conversation. But Devlin’s reputation as an indebted gambler is difficult to ignore. Despite the rumors from the ton and the marriage decision before her, Nora is determined to befriend the dashing Mr. Fausett, and his charms soon make it all but impossible to remember her duty. Until she learns the truth of her fortune. There is a way to keep her family’s estate, but the price is high: Nora must wed, as soon as possible. Torn between two very different men, she must make the ultimate decision. Will she be guided by her head or her heart?
A Tangled Inheritance is a standalone book, however, I would suggest reading An Inconvenient Romance first. Not only is An Inconvenient Romance a good book, but it’s nice to see some characters show up in A Tangled Inheritance.
There were a lot of things I really liked about A Tangled Inheritance. I liked that Devlin Fausett is imperfect and we get to know his thoughts and reasons behind why he gambles.
I liked that Nora insists on standing behind a friend and supporting them regardless of the gossip surrounding them. A lot of people abandon others in times like this and care more about themselves.
When Devlin falls back on his old ways, Nora doesn’t let him get away with it. She make sure he knows what he did is wrong which makes him less likely to slip again.
I liked the fact that a lot of time passes and they really get to know each other as friends first.
I loved the relationship between Devlin and his mare Raven. Their relationship made it even harder when he lost her.
There was a mystery throughout the book which I enjoyed and the book moved along at a good pace.
Mr. Trenton reminded me of an evil version of Mr. Collins from Pride and Prejudice.
A Tangled Inheritance was an enjoyable read that I would recommend.