The Heiress Hunt by Joanna Shupe is an Adult Historical Romance between a man who needs to marry for his estranged family and the childhood best friend who he seeks for help finding a wife.
High society reprobate.
An unconventional heiress.
Is it too late…
Knickerbocker scoundrel Harrison Archer returns to New York to discover that his deceased father has bankrupted his estranged family. To save them from ruin, he’s forced to quickly find and marry an heiress. For a matchmaker, Harrison turns to the one woman he wishes he could marry: his childhood friend and true love, Maddie, who once broke his heart and is now engaged to a duke.
For true love?
When her best friend Harrison left for Paris without a word, Maddie Webster took refuge in her infatuation with tennis. Now Harrison is back and needs her help in finding a bride. Begrudgingly, Maddie arranges a house party in Newport with a guest list of eligible heiresses. But watching Harrison flirt with potential brides is more than she can bear.
When Harrison and Maddie reunite, the passion between them ignites. But with their marriages to others looming, time is running out. Is their fate inescapable . . .or can love set them free?”
So the beginning of this book had me really intrigued. The hero’s motives had me cheering him on from the start, wanting to stick it to his family all the way. And when we find his connection to the heroine, I immediately knew how this book was going to play out.
I enjoyed how she wasn’t your typical girl waiting for someone to come along and swoop her away. She ‘was’ a pro tennis player (which I’ve never seen in a historical), and her ambitions were pretty high for herself.
I wouldn’t say that it’s completely predictable, because let’s face it, we all know how historical romances play out, but the journey along the way was still pretty good.
We get that typical lack of communication between the main characters to the point where you just wanna grab them and shake some sense into their heads. The plot is a bit dramatic, but creates an easy to read vibe that flows nicely. The romance is on the mild side, so if you aren’t a fan of the steamier scenes, this would be a good choice to read this summer. I gave this one a solid 3 out of 5 stars and would recommend for those who want a vengeance, second-chance plot.
More Book Info
Published: 9 March 2021
Genre: Adult Historical Romance
How I Read It: eARC from NetGalley
*Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*
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