Author: Julie Wright
Publisher: Shadow Mountain
Publication Date: 5 March 2024
Format: eBook - PDF
Genre: Historical Romance
Source: ARC via NetGalley
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?
An Inconvenient Letter was a sweet and pleasing Regency romance. The storyline was predictable, but that didn't detract from my enjoyment of seeing the romance develop between the hero and heroine. The side characters, too, were well presented and memorable. It was a light, easy read that I finished over two sittings, and I felt satisfied with the conclusion. All up, this is a book I would recommend to fans of Regency romance at the sweet-and-innocent end of the scale. I am giving it 4.5 stars.
I received this book as a free eBook ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.