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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Review: To Covet a Lady's Heart (Landon Sisters #2) by Ingrid Hahn


Print Length: 268 pages
Publisher: Entangled Publishing (February 20, 2017)

From Goodreads.com: After a lifetime of rakish behavior, Lord Maxfeld must pretend he’s reformed and find a fake wife. And there is nobody more suitable than Lady Phoebe. Trouble is, Phoebe will not agree to a false engagement and leaves Max no option but to blackmail her into agreeing to his scheme.

Phoebe will go to great lengths to avoid anything remotely dishonorable and blackmails Max right back—directly to the altar. Once married, though, Phoebe wants more than just Max’s ring -- she wants his heart, something he can never give....



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My Rating: 4 stars out of 5

Although this is part two in a series, you do not need to have read the first in order for this story to make sense. You will not feel as though you are missing anything by not reading it, and if you have read the first, you will be happy to see Phoebe's sister Grace and her husband make an appearance. 

Max was a character that it took a while to actually like. At first, I thought that his quest to settle down in order to obtain custody of his nephew was admirable, but his way of going about it was downright deplorable. First to blackmail Phoebe into agreeing to a farce of an engagement with seemingly no regard for her reputation, then to almost toy with her feelings as the farce went along made it exceedingly hard to like him. His reasoning for behaving the way he did were understandable to an extent (even if the evil/mad father is becoming a bit too commonplace in these types of novels), however it does not grant a "free pass". 

Eventually though, these two do find a balance, and it was very interesting to see how they made their relationship work. And with characters as interesting and complex as these two were, it definitely added a new level of depth that was very enjoyable. 

I am sure this story will appeal to those who enjoy a well written historical romance. 

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. This has not affected my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own.


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To Covet a Lady's Heart is available from Amazon.com

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