Thursday, February 8, 2018

A Tangled Inheritance by Chalon Linton {Blog Tour Review + Giveaway}


A Tangled Inheritance by Chalon Linton
261 pages
Published February 2018
Nora Ellsworth, darling of London society, has her choice of eligible suitors, but since childhood, she has been expected to marry Jonathan Browning, a gentleman whose wealth and stability will someday secure the futures of Nora and her mother and sister. The family estate will pass to an odious male cousin upon the death of Nora’s father, and when he suddenly takes ill, her need to marry well becomes vitally important.

As Nora struggles with the idea of marrying without love, she finds herself increasingly drawn to Devlin Fausett, a man with dark eyes and intriguing conversation. But Devlin’s reputation as an indebted gambler is difficult to ignore. Despite the rumors from the ton and the marriage decision before her, Nora is determined to befriend the dashing Mr. Fausett, and his charms soon make it all but impossible to remember her duty. Until she learns the truth of her fortune. There is a way to keep her family’s estate, but the price is high: Nora must wed, as soon as possible. Torn between two very different men, she must make the ultimate decision. Will she be guided by her head or her heart?

My Review: 4 Stars

I can't even imagine what it would be like to have the man I was to marry arranged for me from my birth, but that's just what happened to Nora. As a mother, yes, I would like to choose which family my kids marry into, but you can't always arrange for who you will love.

I like that this story is told in alternating points of view--we are treated to Nora's thoughts, as well as to Fausett's. Nora and Fausett have an undeniable chemistry and attraction, but he's not the one whom she is promised to. He's such a nice guy--so handsome, caring, and strong--but his fatal flaw is that he's a gamer, of Regency sorts (which means, he's into gambling). With each point of view, the reader is able to delve deeper into the character's minds and come to understand them better. 

I must admit, when Jonathan (the betrothed) showed up, I wondered how in the world Nora was ever going to choose. This story is full of fun characters with highly entertaining situations, none of which I would want to find myself in. Yes, they are great to read about, but no thanks in real life.

This is a companion book to An Inconvenient Romance, but I don't feel they need to be read in order.

Content: mild romance

*I received a copy, which didn't influence my thoughts or opinions*
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