Life for Lady Adelaide Bell was easier if she hid in her older sister's shadow--which worked until her sister got married. Even with thepressure of her socially ambitious mother, the last thing she expected was a marriage of convenience to save her previously spotless reputation.
Lord Trent Hawthorne couldn't be happier that he is not the duke in the family. He's free to manage his small estate and take his time discovering the life he wants to lead, which includes grand plans of wooing and falling in love with the woman of his choice. When he finds himself honor bound to marry a woman he doesn't know, his dream of a marriage like his parents' seems lost forever.
Already starting their marriage on shaky ground, can Adelaide and Trent's relationship survive the pressures of London society?
An Uncommon Courtship by Kristi Ann Hunter was a wonderful read once I got into it. At first I felt a little disconnected with the characters and felt like I got dropped into the middle of something (that might be because its the third book in the series, which I didn't realize until after I finished it). But after about half way through, and I admit to skimming a few chapters, I was hooked on these two people and their troubles. They both start off as flawed characters who are not inherently bad just so unsure as to what to do about their circumstance.As they start to grow and learn more about each other and their feelings I fell in love with them both. Once I finished this book I did go back to reread what I had previously skimmed over and ended up rereading the whole thing! All that being said I ended up loving this book and plan on going back to read the first books in the series.
4.5 out of 5.
I received a copy of this book from Bethany House in exchange for my honest review.