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The lady’s maid meets her match…
Wenna Chenoweth’s future is secure, until dashing Devon Courtney’s illicit flirtation gets her dismissed from her job as a lady’s maid. With nowhere to turn, Wenna is forced to accept Devon’s bold proposal: To be his bride. To enter society on the handsome aristocrat’s arm. To give him the heir he requires. It’s a foolproof plan. Except Wenna finds herself falling hard for a man who can never love her for who she is….
Wenna is passionate, mysterious, and ill-suited to the idle life of a society wife. She’s also exactly the kind of woman who could endanger Devon’s hopes to build his own future far from his family’s influence. For the spirited beauty has embarked on an unthinkable plan of her own—one that could lead him to surrender his resolve, and sacrifice everything he believes he holds dear….
Yet amid the wondrous landscape of colonial South Australia, anything is possible. Perhaps even love between two people the boundaries of society would keep apart….
*I received a copy via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.
This was my first time reading a book set in Australia and it was a nice change. I loved their meeting and how opposite they were of each other. The back and forth between them was good entertainment and at times I didn’t know what would happen next with them because they weren’t always on the same page. the ending wasn’t what I expected with his letter from home. I wish there had been a bit more back story for both of them.
Wenna is passionate about her work and fears she won’t fit in the society wives. I loved how she spoke her mind and stood up for herself even when sometimes it would be better to keep quiet. She didn’t catch on to any hints of Devon’s life, but she fell for him. I think more back story about her would have helped with understanding her feeling towards things a bit more.
Devon is a natural born flirt and charming. I liked him from the start when he didn’t toss her aside after causing her to lose her job. His secrets did get him in trouble from time to time, but overall he was a good man. He had a rough relationship with his father that made him rebel some, but his plans were great and he did not show off at all.
His friends sounded interesting and I wanted to know more about them. I wanted to know if Patrica ever was happy after everything. I will be reading more of this series.