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Rogue Most Wanted by Janna MacGregor

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Rogue Most Wanted (The Cavensham Heiresses #5) by Janna MacGregor
Series: The Cavensham Heiresses #5
Published by St. Martin's Paperbacks on June 25, 2019
Genres: Fiction, Historical, Romance
Pages: 384
Format: ebook
Source: Netgalley
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There’s one creed all Cavensham men subscribe to: they fall in love completely and decidedly. But what happens when the woman you fall in love with swears she'll only marry you as a last resort? Rogue Most Wanted is the next book in the sparkling, romantic Cavensham Heiress series by Janna MacGregor.
SHE NEEDS TO MARRY SOMEONE
Lady Theodora Worth needs to marry fast in order to keep her estate. It’s been her heart and home for years, and she’ll not lose it to anyone. There’s just one problem—as a woman who was raised in isolation by her grandfather, she’s completely incapable of pouring a cup of tea, never mind wooing a man. She’ll need a little matchmaking help from her sprightly next-door neighbor in order to find a convenient husband…
IT’S JUST NOT GOING TO BE HIM
Lord William Cavensham’s heart was broken years ago, and since that day he vowed to never love again. But his spirited Great Aunt Stella is determined he’ll marry or not inherit a single penny from her. And she’s got just the woman in mind—her beautiful and completely hapless next-door neighbor, Thea…
Thea and Will agree there’s no sense in marrying each other. Will wholeheartedly believes he’s incapable of love, and Thea refuses to marry the first man she’s practically met. But Will may be the rogue Thea wants the most after all…

Two people thrown together by a “grandmotherly” figure who thinks that she knows what is best for them. Thea and Will are thrown together to help Thea save a title and land that are hers, but because she is a woman someone is contesting it. So Thea needs to wed a man who will help her gain the title and the Ladykyrk estate. Thea knows she needs to wed, though she doesn’t really want to and is not planning on wedding the first available man who suits her needs. Will who was jilted when he was younger is very gun shy about getting married so has no interest in being the one for Thea. Though after their first meeting he is more than willing to help her find a husband.

This story of how they come to realize that they are in fact perfect for each other, though they both fight it. They need to learn to trust themselves and one another, to have a chance with one another. The story is one that will have you cheering for them, and hoping that they can both over come their troubles and have that happy ending.

The Earl Next Door by Amelia Grey

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

The Earl Next Door (First Comes Love, #1) by Amelia Grey
Series: First Comes Love #1
Published by St. Martin's Paperbacks on May 28, 2019
Genres: Historical, Romance
Pages: 294
Format: ebook
Source: Netgalley
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What does a Wickedly Wonderful Widow really want? One noble suitor is about to find out. . .
Adeline, Dowager Countess of Wake, is all on her own after her husband’s sudden death. The good news? Losing him allowed her to find herself. Finally, Adeline is free to do, go, and be as she pleases. She cherishes her newfound independence and is not looking for another man to wed. But seeking out a new lover? Well, that is a whole ’nother story. . .
Lord Lyon, son of the two-timing Earl of Marksworth, wishes to have a respectable, loving wife someday. When he meets the beautiful and self-reliant Adeline, Lyon is instantly smitten. But Adeline would rather have the handsome suitor in her bed than to take his hand in marriage. It’s a scandalous proposal—and one that’s hard for Lyon to refuse. Unless the fire of his passion can melt Adeline’s resolve. . .and he can find a way to be the Wickedly Wonderful Widow’s lover for all time?

This was another fun quick read book. A story of two people who keep having the wrong impressions of one another. Until they finally stop looking for the bad in one another and start to let their blooming attraction to each other blossom. 

The characters  are very likable and funny from the girls in the school to the nosey neighbors  and  interfering  family members.  I love the idea that Adeline and the other widows of the disastrous boating accident that left them all widows. Starting a school for the daughters of those on the boat to give them a better chance at life is a great backdrop for this story.  

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