Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Review # 50: The Inconvenient Marriage of Charlotte Beck: A Novel by Kathleen Y'Barbo

~Wild American Charlotte Beck wants to attend Wellesley College to learn business.
~Daniel Beck, Charlotte’s father, wants her to settle down with a good man who can “tame” her.
~Alexander Hambly’s family is in financial ruin, but a rich wife could certainly fix their luck.
     So, Daniel decides to make them an offer they can’t refuse. He will make sure they have the means to do what they want, as long as they marry each other. Problem is they can’t stand one another. So Charlotte and Alex make a deal to annul their fake marriage as soon as they get what they want; unfortunately fate has other plans. Maybe their marriage isn’t that inconvenient after all…
     I have read the first couple books in the Women of the West series and I couldn’t wait to get into this one! Kathleen Y’Barbo creates amazing characters and has a wonderful writing style; Charlotte is stubborn, snarky, and sometimes annoying, but she also has another side: caring, intelligent, and spirited. Her relationship with her father is really entertaining, especially when she is trying to pool the wool over his eyes- to no avail. Besides the development of the characters, I liked the dialogue which fit perfectly with the book and the time period, (1880’s), and kept me laughing. I only wish that the ending had been different, (no spoilers). Overall, I was quite pleased with the addition of this book to the series and look forward to the books to come. Great book in a great series; recommended as a stand-alone, or to be read with its counterparts.

Rating: On the Run (4/5)

***I received this eBook from Blogging For Books (WaterBrook Press) in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

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