Heiress Gone Wild
by Laura Lee Guhrke
Series Dear Lady Truelove Series (All Novels Are Standalone)
Genre Adult Historical Romance
Publisher Avon Books
Publication Date September 24, 2019
Dear Lady Truelove,
My ward is driving me crazy. I have to marry her off and get her out of my life. There’s just one problem…
When Jonathan Deverill promised a dying friend he’d be guardian to the man’s daughter, he envisioned a girl in pigtails and pinafores, a child he could leave behind in some finishing school. Problem is, his ward is actually a fully-grown, defiant beauty whose longing for romance threatens to make his guardianship a living hell.
New York heiress Marjorie McGann wants a London season and a titled husband who can help her spend the Yankee millions she’s inherited, and she thinks her new British guardian is the perfect person to help her find him. But Jonathan has no intention of letting his friend’s fortune be squandered. Under his watchful, protective eye, Marjorie finds romance hard to come by . . . until one fateful night when her own guardian’s devastating kisses makes her wonder if the greatest romance of all might be right in front of her.
Jonathan turned from the window, but instead of the pig-tailed schoolgirl he’d expected to find, he saw a woman of about twenty standing in the doorway, a woman of such remarkable beauty that he sucked in a startled breath.
“Yes,” he answered. “I am Jonathan Deverill. But I think there has been some mistake. I have come to see Miss Marjorie McGann.”
“So you did,” she agreed, laughing. “And here I am.”
On his deathbed, Billy had told Jonathan of Marjorie’s existence for the first time, begging his partner to protect and look after his little girl. But as Jonathan’s gaze left her stunning face and traveled down over the generous curves of her figure, he appreciated in chagrin that Marjorie McGann was not, in any way, shape or form, a little girl.
“Hell,” he muttered, his ladylike surroundings forgotten, his tongue lapsing into the crude language of the Western mining towns and saloons he’d left behind. “God damn and holy hell.”
I really enjoyed Jonathan and Marjorie’s story–totally worth the long wait we had while he dithered around in America and his sisters ran the paper without him 😉 Jonathan’s early misconceptions about who his ward was made for some LOL moments, as did all the ways he and Marjorie butted heads in the beginning and beyond. Though I did think he realized that he was in love a bit too quickly and easily, I should have known that Marjorie was going to make him work for it and not been worried.
Make him work for it she did–and it was glorious!
Though this is the 4th book in the Dear Lady Truelove series, it really could be read as a standalone. Marjorie doesn’t know the other series characters at all, and even Jonathan hasn’t seen them in ten years, so readers can get caught up at the same time as the characters, if needed.
(The Deverill siblings have finally all gotten their HEAs–yay! but does this mean the series is over? 🙁 My only consolation is being able to look forward to what Laura Lee Guhrke will write next…)
Rating: 4 1/2 stars / A
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
About the author:
LAURA LEE GUHRKE spent seven years in advertising, had a successful catering business, and managed a construction company before she decided writing novels was more fun. A New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Laura has penned over twenty historical romances. Her books have received many award nominations, and she is the recipient of romance fiction’s highest honor: the Romance Writers of America RITA Award. She lives in the Northwest with her husband (or, as she calls him, her very own romance hero), along with two diva cats and a Golden Retriever happy to be their slave. Laura loves hearing from readers, and you can contact her via her website: www.lauraleeguhrke.com.
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