“I have a proposal for you…”
Shipping magnate Robert Felstone may be dashing, but he’s also insufferable, impertinent—and Ianthe’s only possible savior from her uncertain fate. She’s hesitant to play the perfect Felstone wife, but Robert soon shows Ianthe there’s more to him than meets the eye, and more to marriage than vows…
Our heroine, Ianthe Holt, in the words of our hero, Robert Felstone, “…she was… he strove for a word… interesting…” And interesting she was. Dowdy and dull in appearance, but her spirit crackled with fire and wit from the get go! Ianthe, “..She’d given as good as she got, had a mind of her own and no fear of speaking it.”
Who knew shipping magnates could be so… “She had no idea he was so…solid.” Robert Felstone is a solid character, complex, loyal and with unspoken depths that are revealed at the hand of Ianthe.
A marriage of convenience set to take you through the gentle awakenings of love whilst throwing you into the depths of obsession and the ugliness it can entail. Delightful and gripping, wonderfully written. 4.5/5 stars from me. A recommended read.
I will leave you with this, ‘To Ianthe’ Shelley’s sonnet to his newborn daughter, “…words that perfectly described the awakening of new love.”
Source:The Lyrics and Shorter Poems of Percy Bysshe Shelley
Copyright 1907, reprinted 1913
London: J.M. Dent and Sons, Ltd.
New York: E.P. Dutton and Co.
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(Released 1st June 2017)