Review: Her Lessons in Persuasion by Megan Frampton


Print Length: 384 pages
Publisher:  Avon (January 24, 2023)

From To Lady Wilhelmina Bettesford, the "game" of finding a husband is a competitive sport she wants no part of...until her much-younger step mama forces her to play it. So when her stepmother asks sexy barrister Bram Townsend to pretend to woo the amateur astronomer to boost Wilhelmina's popularity, it's up to Wilhelmina to navigate a fake courtship that will keep the family from forcing her into a marriage--any marriage--before she finally receives the inheritance that will allow her to live as she wants.

The trouble is every time Bram takes her in his arms she has a most difficult time remembering theirs is an act...the make-believe passion feels very real indeed.

Bram Townsend is a man on the way up: living for his books and his beliefs. Squiring Lady Wilhelmina through London's dusk-to-dawn social whirl is hardly an ordeal--she's beautiful, bright, and bold, everything he finds tempting in a woman. Their deal means he can meet the "best" people while she keeps her family at bay. The challenge is he quickly finds himself wanting her to say "yes" when she's so determined to say "no." She persuaded him to make this impetuous bargain, but how can he convince her to make it real?


My Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5

This one was exceedingly hard for me to get into, and more often than not, I found my attention wandering to other things. I don't think this is a fault in the story as the writing is solid. I enjoyed the banter between the characters (even if I felt they were better off as friends and didn't really feel any sort of romantic spark between them); I just think it was a little too slow going for my tastes. 

And while I enjoyed getting to know Bram's group of friends, I had a hard time telling them apart as they seemed to be interchangeable with one another. I get the feeling though, that we were only introduced to them because they will be getting their own stories in the future, which I might be compelled to check out if the synopsis sounds interesting to me.

All things considered, while this one wasn't a favorite for me, I do think others will enjoy it more than I did. 

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of this novel from the publisher. 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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