An Inconvenient Letter Book Review

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

For years, Marietta Stone has harbored a secret infatuation for the handsome Frederick Finch and has poured out her deepest feelings in a series of passionate love letters that she keeps in a locked drawer. But when Marietta's private letters are accidentally delivered to Frederick's house, she must retrieve them immediately before they fall into the wrong hands. If the letters were read by anyone else, the resulting scandal could jeopardize her reputation.

Gerard Hartwell has no time for infatuations, courtship, or even love. He must find a wife with a substantial inheritance if he wishes to save his late father's bankrupt estate. When he accidentally discovers Marietta's love letters at his cousin Frederick's estate, he strikes a bargain with her. If she helps him court her older sister, Anne, he will return the letters and help Marietta win Frederick's heart.

Marietta agrees, and the two quickly pretend to be courting in order to spend time with their individual love interests. Yet, what appeared to be a straightforward bargain becomes complicated when Gerard realizes that the more time he spends with Marietta, the more he wishes he could court her for real. But can he persuade Marietta to give him a chance when her heart might belong to another man?

Marietta's private letter accidentally gets mailed and she must stop it from getting into the wrong hands at all costs to avoid a scandal that could jeopardize her and her family's reputation. Unfortunately for Marietta, George Hartwell discovers the letter and hold it's over her head to get her help to get her older sister's attention. The more he spends time with Marietta, the more he falls for her.

In this romantic comedy, the characters come alive with unexpected twists and turns while trying to thwart scheming mothers. I loved the comedy in this book. I was shocked by some of the scenes and the comedic mayhem. Julie Wright takes the over-done trope of "pretend courtship" and makes it into something new and completely unexpected. The romance was clean, and the characters were fun and entertaining. Readers will enjoy this book and delight in the humor. It was a well-written and fast paced read. To learn more, click here.

Please note that I received this book for free, however, this is my honest opinion. This review is in cooperation with Shadow Mountain Publishing. Please note that this post contains affiliate links that help support this blog.

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