‘I need to marry, and I need to marry at once’
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?
I do enjoy Christina Courntenay's writing and so I just had to get a copy of this novella for a weekend read.
The opening scene sees Amelia eavesdropping on a conversation between two gentlemen at a ball. Her curiosity and current predicament get the better of her and she agrees to marry one of the men without knowing why he is in such a hurry to marry.
So begins a full on adventure that takes the 2 main characters charging across the country to Marry in Haste and worry about the consequences later. Which they do.
Will there be a happy ending to this irresponsible act?
For a novella this story is fast paced and just the right length. I suspect this is not an easy task when the author is used to writing full length novels, but Christina has accomplished this.
Perfect romance adventure.
9 out of 10 for me!