The Story: The Lady Tempts an Heir
THE LADY TEMPTS AN HEIR, is a fake engagement brings together a lady with bold and daring dreams, and the heir whose heart she captured—perfect for fans of Bridgerton!
Tall, dark, and brooding—to say that American Maxwell Crenshaw stood out in the glittering ballrooms of London is an understatement. He vowed never to set foot in England again, but when a summons from his father along with an ultimatum to secure his legacy has him crossing the Atlantic for the last time, reuniting him with the delectable Lady Helena March, he can’t deny the temptation she presents. Or the ideas she inspires…
Lady Helena March is flirting with scandal. Instead of spending her time at teas and balls in search of another husband, as is expected of a young widow, Helena pours her energy into The London Home for Young Women. But Society gives no quarter to unmarried radicals who associate with illegitimate children and fallen women, and Helena’s funding is almost run out. So when the sinfully seductive Crenshaw heir suggests a fake engagement to save them both—him from an unwanted marriage and her from scorn and financial ruin—Helena finds herself too fascinated to refuse the sexy American.
As their arrangement of convenience melts oh so deliciously into nights of passion, their deception starts to become real. But if Max knew the true reason Helena can never remarry, he wouldn’t look at her with such heat in his eyes. Or might the Crenshaw heir be willing to do whatever it takes to win the one woman he’s never been able to forget…
My Review: The Lady Temps An Heir
The Lady Tempts an Heir is by far my favorite book in The Gilded Age Heiresses series by Harper St. George.
I loved how George took the perspective of the older brother and gave him his own love story. He’s one of those characters you’re rooting for to find happiness. Because even though he’s part of the one percent, unlike his father and most of the ultra wealthy, he has an understanding of women’s and worker’s rights. Fighting for and understanding that the company is only as strong as the people who bring their ideas into fruition.
But, as we’ve seen in the other two novels, Max’s situation is no different than his younger sisters, when it comes to his parents. That he will be challenged to marry someone who would benefit the Crenshaw Family.
Though Max has other plans to outwit his out of touch father.
A Few More Thoughts
Enter Lady Helena.
And friends, the one aspect of this book I truly appreciate is how Harper St. George took a delicate experience that many woman can face, not being able to conceive, and showed that even though Helena is unable to conceive she is still human and whole. Regardless of the medical reasons, this can be a trying and difficult reality for women both emotionally and physically. Even more so when you consider during this time period, being told that, that is your main purpose when part of the aristocracy. To produce an heir.
How George slowly unveils Helena’s own personal experiences and trauma is in a word emotional. You feel that sharp stab of pain, needle like and thoroughly devastating, leaving you completely gutted as you realize the beautiful relationship Max and Helena begin to build.
Wondering if Max will choose her…
And thankfully George does not resort to cliché trope or unrealistic antics by using a miraculous pregnancy. She is upfront with the reader that Helena is unable to have children. Where this is something Helena as a character must grapple with as her feelings for Max progress into something she desperately wants to keep.
With delicious romance, Harper St. George creates a humanistic story that will have readers emotions tied into intricate knots which will all unravel after a fitting conclusion.
Make sure to pre-order this book!
Happy Reading ̴ Cece
RATING: – Exceptionally Inked
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