Saturday, March 9, 2024

An Inconvenient Letter Review

About the Book

 Complications arise when Marietta’s secret love letters are accidentally found by the wrong man.

1828, the London countryside

For years, Marietta Stone has harbored a secret infatuation for the handsome Frederick Finch and has poured out her deepest feelings in a series of passionate love letters that she keeps in a locked drawer. But when Marietta’s private letters are accidentally delivered to Frederick’s house, she must retrieve them immediately before they fall into the wrong hands. If the letters were read by anyone else, the resulting scandal could jeopardize her reputation.

Gerard Hartwell has no time for infatuations, courtship, or even love. He must find a wife with a substantial inheritance if he wishes to save his late father’s bankrupt estate. When he accidentally discovers Marietta’s love letters at his cousin Frederick’s estate, he strikes a bargain with her. If she helps him court her older sister, Anne, he will return the letters and help Marietta win Frederick’s heart.

Marietta agrees, and the two quickly pretend to be courting in order to spend time with their individual love interests. Yet, what appeared to be a straightforward bargain becomes complicated when Gerard realizes that the more time he spends with Marietta, the more he wishes he could court her for real. But can he persuade Marietta to give him a chance when her heart might belong to another man? (Goodreads)

My Thoughts

I went into this book slightly wary because I am typically not a fan of love triangles. They can be written in a way that isn't terrible but I am always a tad nervous. This book was a pleasant surprise! There is a bit of a "love triangle" but not really how it is typically portrayed. It is obvious to the reader who the best hero will be in the end. This story moves a tad slow in the middle but there are some really fun scenes and quirky character attributes that make the rest of the book most enjoyable. The love letter debacle is fun and made for a unique plot line through the entire book. I enjoyed the setting, characters (except for a select few which you will understand!), and the ending wrapped up nicely. This was an enjoyable light read with a bit of sweet romance. 

Four Stars. 

"I received this book from Shadow Mountain Publishers for free. All opinions are my own and I was not required to write a positive review."

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