Linnet Holland wants nothing to do with fortune hunters. No, she’s determined to marry a man who loves her. But just as she’s about to accept the perfect marriage proposal from the man she wants, the rakish Earl of Featherstone interrupts and ruins everything, including her reputation, with his smoldering kiss.
Jack Featherstone knows all about Linnet’s “intended”, and he’s determined she won’t fall prey to that villain as other women have in the past. But when his attempt to save Linnet ruins her instead, he knows he has to make things right. So he sets out to win this golden beauty . . . and prove to her that being ruined by him was the best thing that could have happened to her.
Catch A Falling Heiress was a sexy and sweet historical romance that gave me barrels and barrels of laughs...Guhrke really outdid herself this time. I was beyond satisfied after reading this one. In this installment, we have Jack's story...and I was really excited for it, especially after reading the blurb. After the previous book came out, and I loved it, I couldn't wait for this one. The first book I have yet to read...but it is high on my priority this for the year so hopefully I will get it read and soon.
Jack Featherstone, has been asked by his friend to go to America, to get justice for a man who is unscrupulous. A man who hides beneath his charm and handsome facade. So Jack trusting his friend, goes to the America's. Now it has been close to a year, and their plan to get justice is about to succeed, but then Jack sees Linnet and is captivated, but when he learns that her "Intended" is the man he knows horrid secrets about, he knows he has to stop her from making a grave mistake. Linnet has been all over Europe to satisfy her mothers wishes to marry a titled lord. But that is the last thing that Linnet wants, she is content with her life in America, but when a certain English Lord causes a scandal, she is now ruined and is furious. But Linnet isn't one to just back down and give into what society expects of her. Jack doesn't regret his actions, but hates that Linnet was put in the crossfire, especially when she can never know the reasons why. Now he must convince her of his genuine devotion to her to make her his wife, and that he wants her and not her dowry...but Linnet is stubborn and this pair will have to learn about trust or it could tear them apart...
One of my favorite things about Laura Lee Gurhke is her magical way of weaving a story of passion and adventure...and turn it into a gorgeous romance that keeps you enchanted from beginning to end. I couldn't help but get fully into this one, and it was no hardship either. These two have amazing chemistry, even if they tend to go into denial about their feelings for each other. Jack, is a man of honor and loyalty, and never breaks his word. He is quite a rake at times, but he also has good intentions and what a lovely hero he was. He is so devoted to Linnet, despite the way she treats him at times, and he is tenacious when it comes to proving to her he cares for her. I was pretty much on his side for the whole story...there was just something about his character that really appealed to me in a certain way. There were so many elements to his character that made his seem real and human. Linnet...well she was alright for a heroine. I found that she could be a bit obnoxious at times, and a little self righteous, but she does prove herself. and she grew on me as the story progressed.
The plot was pretty well thought out, and as you read this one, you definitely see this author's talent, and what a fun way this story turned out for me. I really loved the connection, and the intrigue especially at the beginning, that really sets the tone for the story. The romance had its rocky stops, but there was something very intense and emotional to it that keeps you anxious and what a amazing book that won me over!! Laura Lee Gurhkre, just never falters...her books are stellar, her writing is phenomenal and Catch a Falling Heiress is one ride you don't want to miss!!
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