Monday, June 1, 2015

The Major's Faux Fiancee by Erica Ridley

When her father dies, her guardian tells her to pick a spouse or he'll pick one for her.  He wants her married and out of the house now.  Daphne doesn't want to get married.  She wants to work for changes in working conditions and other social needs.  The little bit of money she will inherit on her birthday will allow her to visit the places of need and she plans to help them organize and create change.  But how can she evade marriage?  Easy enough, she'll just ask the boy next door who is a Major with a war injury to be her betrothed.  After all, they don't have to go through with it.

Intrepid Reads and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  The book is being published today, so you can grab a copy now.

I've found this whole series to be a fun read.  This story lives up to my expectations of Ms. Ridley's work.  The story flows well, both of the characters are stubborn, and as much as they aren't the marrying kind they find themselves falling in love with each other.

I enjoyed the interplay between her two main characters.  Both have their own firm opinions and will not be moved in their beliefs.  But as they chat and begin to look through the other's eyes, they begin to see a bigger world and reasons for their own behavior.  They both change a bit and that's a good thing.  They also find love, which is a much better thing.

This series is fun and I can't wait to read the next in the series.  It involves a character we met in this book and a dead man returns alive.  Sounds like a fun read to me!

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