When James, Viscount Demarr confides in an acquaintance at a ball one evening, he has no idea that the potential solution to his problems stands so close at hand …
Amelia Ravenscroft is the granddaughter of a earl and is desperate to escape her aunt’s home where she has endured a life of drudgery, whilst fighting off the increasingly bold advances of her lecherous cousin. She boldly proposes a marriage of convenience.
And Amelia soon proves herself a perfect fit for the role of Lady Demarr. But James has doubts and his blossoming feelings are blighted by suspicions regarding Amelia’s past.
Will they find, all too painfully, that if you marry in haste you repent at leisure?
This novella has all the ingredients I enjoy in a book; romance, adventure and tension. For a book of 117 pages there is quite a lot going on, but it all blends in so easily and effortlessly that you just get drawn into it. There is the main story of James and Amelia but there is also more than one sub-plot running throughout.
I liked Amelia’s determination and the fact that she wasn’t a push-over and James although not perfect, was a great hero.
I always enjoy Christina Courtenay’s writing style and this was no exception – I felt transported into the era and caught up in all the happenings. A thoroughly good read, one which I would quite happily have read as a full length novel.
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Published by Choc Lit Publishing : http://www.choclitpublishing.com/
Marry In Haste is available to purchase as an e-book on Amazon.co.uk …. HERE