Series: The Debutante Files #1.5
Published by Avon Impulse on November 4th 2014
Genres: Adult, Historical Romance, Romance
Reading Challenges: Backlist Reader Challenge
When a holiday blizzard brings together a pair of reluctant lovers, the result threatens their reputations … and may cost them their hearts.
Feisty and independent American heiress Violet Howard swears she'll never wed a crusty British aristocrat. Will, the Earl of Merlton, is determined to salvage his family's fortune without succumbing to a marriage of convenience.
But when a snowstorm leaves Violet and Will stranded and alone, their sudden chemistry will challenge good intentions. Seized by a desire that burns through the night, they'll toss reservations aside in favor of the heat found in each other's arms.
Will their passion survive the storm? Will they realize they've found a love to last them through all seasons?
I think 2017 is going to be the year of the novella, since I’ve been in such a reading funk. But, on the plus side, I’m finding a lot of fun novellas. Although, it’s an odd time to read a Christmas novella, An Heiress for All Seasons by Sophie Jordan just really called to me. And while it’s not perfect, it was really enjoyable.
An Heiress for All Seasons is about an American Heiress, Violet Howard, who’s mother has dragged her to England to find a titled husband. Violet, however, is not at all interested. In fact, she has feelings for her father’s assistant back in the U.S. Unfortunately, her parents have refused to allow Violet to marry him. Violet and her mother attend a Christmas celebration where she meets Will, the Earl of Merlton. Will has inherited an Earldom what is debt because of his father, but he isn’t really sure if he wants to marry someone only for her money. And of course, Will and Violet start to fall for each other.
An Heiress for All Seasons was a fun novella. Overall, I really liked it. I loved the premise, of an heiress not interested in being married for her money, and a hero, who needs money, but doesn’t want to marry someone for hers.
That said, I didn’t love Violet or Will. I liked them both, don’t get me wrong, but I didn’t love them. I found it hard to believe that Violet wouldn’t have been at all suspicious of her father’s assistant – that he might have wanted to marry her for her money. And while I did like Will, he did play games a bit with Violet – trying to make her jealous, but it just ended up hurting her, and I didn’t like that. However, overall I did really like Will, though. And I absolutely did like Will and Violet together.
So, An Heiress for All Seasons by Sophie Jordan was a pleasant novella – not perfect by any means, but still fun to read. Definitely something to read when you’re in a reading funk.
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