WHen lovely young Angela Walter wed Major Harry Davenport, the sixth earl of Chastletonk, both of them knew the marriage terms. Angela would get the title that her wealthy father wanted for her and Davenport would gain the money he desperately needed. As for love, the earl had a golden opportunity to win the recently widowed beauty whom he long had worshiped. Meanwhile, Angela could turn to the devastatingly handsome Earl of Medord, who had scorned her once but found her irresistible now that she was married. Certainly the newlyweds had the most sensible of understandings, if only Angela could remember to listen to reason and no to her foolish heart.
Lord Harry's Angel is a romance of a destitute Earl, and his undesirable marriage to a Cit (City Girl) in order to obtain her money. Lord Harry resolves to deal with his marriage in a perfectly business manner. Angela, drawn in by Harry's ward, feels her help is needed. But neither party is prepared for falling in love.
Personally, I felt this book to be a little too back and forth for my liking. Sure, Harry sounds like a handsome guy, but his utter snobbery and distaste for Angela simply because she was a Cit was rather grating. I would have preferred more stolen moments/kisses and loving encounters. I also found it hard to believe that Harry wasn't interested in consummating his marriage right away. Yes, he was a wealthy Earl, but I imagine he would be like any other man and thus interested in being with his wife, who, despite being a Cit, was very well-bred.
An enjoyable story, but could have done with more tension and romance.
Good story, and I enjoyed it, but I could have wished for a hero that didn't take until almost the last chapter to finally wise up. Also, not enough groveling on his part. Loved the outspoken heroine though!