How to Fall for the Wrong Man
by Harmony Williams
Publication Date: June 25, 2018
Genres: Adult, Entangled
Amara, Historical, Romance
If Mary Babington-Smith knows nothing else, it’s that Lord Edwin Sutton kissed her. Regardless of who-kissed-whom, with the deed witnessed, they have no choice but to carry on with a temporary, fake, engagement. When Edwin sweetens the deal, offering Mary the money she needs to pursue her independence if she can play the lovesick fiancée for two weeks, Mary rises to the challenge. In two weeks, she’ll have everything she wants, and this time she’ll be the one to walk out of his life.
Despite Sutton’s argumentative, self-assured nature, when Mary glimpses a sliver of the boy he used to be, she vows to peel away every layer of armor he uses to shield his emotions. Somewhere underneath that worldly exterior is the kind-hearted man she once loved, but in order to find him, she’ll have to give him the power to hurt her…and he’s already broken her trust once.
This may be the best book I have read by this author. It is entertaining and well written.
Although written in first person which is usually a turn off for this reader this book still held my attention and I didn’t become overwhelmed by the writing style as I usually do with books of this nature.
Sutton and Mary have known each other since childhood but as is common he went away and in doing so lost his friendship with Mary.
Now he is back and he needs her help so that he can get a place for his precious plants in a greenhouse. Well botanist do tend to love their plants more than life itself.
Mary on the other hand has a soft spot for furry creatures. She has quite a menagerie and will be the subject of her father’s wrath if she brings one more into their household.
The laughter and love brought into this read by the cats and dog are an essential part of this story and not to be missed.
Will Sutton and Mary rekindle their lost friendship and more?
Will this fake two week engagement bring these two to understand each other on a more personal level?
Is the wrong man really the right one in this case?
This is very well written in spite of being written in first person. I didn’t feel like I was reading that sort of book.
I gave this book 4.5 of 5.0 stars for storyline and characterization. I loved the humorous nature in this book and hope to read more to come by this author.
I received a complimentary digital ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley to read and review.
This in no way affected my opinion of this title which I read and reviewed voluntarily.
ABOUT HARMONY WILLIAMS:
Harmony Williams has been living vicariously in Regency-era England since she discovered Jane Austen. Since time machines don’t yet exist, she’s had to make do with books—fictional and non-fictional. On the rare occasions she doesn’t have her nose stuck in a book, she likes to drink tea and spend time with her 90-lb lapdog. A feminist, she writes stories about strong women and the men who support them as equals.
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