by Esther Hatch
ASIN : B08QXVHDJQ
Publication date : February 25, 2021
File size : 645 KB
Print length : 247 pages
She has everything Lord Farnsworth wants, including his manor.
Lord Farnsworth would rather rot in debtor’s prison than sell the one place that feels like home to him—his mother’s manor. That is, until he meets the woman who wants to buy it. Sally Duncan is beautiful, intelligent, and as rich as a baron—a rich baron, not a cash-strapped one like Lord Farnsworth. She’s the solution to every one of his financial problems and is bewitching to boot. All he needs to do is sell her his beloved manor and then charm her to the altar, and the manor will be his again. Simple, right?
But nothing is simple when Sally starts tearing apart his ancestral home and renovating it in a way no one would consider tasteful. She is wreaking havoc on everything, but he cannot give up on owning his mother’s estate again, nor can he imagine anyone but Sally as his wife.
And so he sticks with his plan.
What a horrible mistake.
Low on funds, Lord Farnsworth (Jonathan) doesn’t want to sell the only place he has ever felt at home. After meeting Sally – the beautiful, hardworking, and unique woman who wants to purchase his manor – he acts on impulse and hatches a plan to get the girl and keep his beloved house.
Sally Duncan has been burned in the past by falling for a peer who only cared about having an heir. She often comes off as hard and judgmental. However, I don’t know how I would feel if I were trying to set up my house, and the previous owner wouldn’t go away.
Jonathan goes into his attempted courtship with guns blazing, and some rather comical scenes ensue. Underneath it all, Jonathan really does have a sweet personality that he has tried to hide since getting bullied as a child, and I kept wanting him to show it to Sally.
The funny gifts to each other are great, but I absolutely loved the sweet gift and note Jonathan gave Sally.
Victoria was an interesting character, and I feel for her struggles. I liked the teaser of what happened to her in the epilogue. I noticed this is a series, and I hope she is next.
Funny and sweet, this was another excellent book by Hatch. I am looking forward to the next book in the series.