Lady Grace’s Husband Hunt (Regency Seasons Novella #10) by Ava Stone
Synopsis: Hiding behind her quick wit and biting tongue, the last thing in the world Lady Grace Post wants is a husband. After all, if she can’t have the love of her life, why would she want some other man? Unfortunately, her Machiavellian matchmaking great-uncle, the Duke of Danby, has other plans for Grace and has decided it is past time for her to be wed. To keep the duke from selecting a fellow she doesn’t want, Grace begins her great husband hunt, very aware that her time is ticking away.
Oliver Ashbee, Earl of Prestwood, has never gotten over Grace. Watching her from afar, as she dances and flirts with other men, is enough to drive him to an early grave. Things would be different if he could court her, if he could hold her, if he could kiss her again. If things had been different she’d have been his wife long ago. But things aren’t different…
…Or are they?
Review: This one was cute and not as tame or innocent than the first Ava Stone book, Lady Patience’s Christmas Kitten, I read, which was a plus. I don’t like tame romances. Their story was sad, how they had to spend 4 years apart even though they both knew the other loved them. Their circumstances did make for a strong and believable conflict. It made the plot line more dramatic and intense at times. I’m happy they got their happy ending, though I do feel sorry for Daniel, her fiance. The Duke of Danby plays a role in bringing the couple together and the how he did it was original and tricky, I loved it. The scene where he finds out he is free from the betrothal he did not want was priceless. Overall, cute story, not a big page turner, but enjoyable all the same.
Copy gifted in exchange for an honest review.