Great fun read. Heroine is a rich girl, born on Friday the 13th, who thinks she's unlucky, and she's lost a father and two elderly husbands. Now her business manager stole all her money and she has to find a job. Unbeknownst to her, her godfather arranges for a P.I. to hire her after she keeps getting fired due to lack of experience, since she wants to be independent and show everyone she really can take care of herself. She's quirky and flaky, but also intelligent in her own way, and drives the hero crazy when she tries to assist with his investigations. This book has so many funny scenes, including some with the heroine's best friend who is gay and gives her advice. Everyone likes her and tries to look out for her, including the hero, but she's going to show them all she's just not just a little rich girl who can't fend for herself. Lots of chemistry between the heroine and hero, and kind of like a madcap comedy, very enjoyable.
Takes place at the time of the Norman conquest. Heroine is an heiress who is forced by the King to choose one of three men to marry, and is in a convent at start of book. Hero is half Norman, half Saxon, not sure where his true loyalty lies.
This was a fun book, bluestocking heroine doing research on kissing and sex, she even interviews the hero's mistress. Beneficial to read the two previous books, Major Wycliff's Campaign and especially Rules for a Lady, as you'll read more about previous characters in this book. Really enjoyed all three.
From Industry reviews
"The Brilliant storyteller Sandra Marton rings in the New Year with another sure keeper for your bookshelf. An eccentric old man finds A PROPER WIFE for his grandson in the form of his beautiful step-granddaughter. Under mounting familial pressure, the couple agree to a quick marriage, but will they be able to manage an even quicker divorce? Ms. Marton pens an impassioned tale brimming with vividly real characters, thrilling scenes and simply crackling chemistry."
Rebel who fought for the confederacy inherits estate in England with no funds to restore it. Reluctantly, he makes a business proposal to marry the daughter of a wealthy widow, shrewd in business dealings. Being older than the daughter, with a maturity stemming from his experiences, he finds himself becoming attracted to the mother. Very good interaction between the hero and heroine.
Regency. Hero is secret agent for the crown, heroine's brother goes missing and appeals to him for help in finding him. She decides she wants some excitement and a little danger, and decides to assist him. Entertaining debut book.