Review: Someone to Wed by Mary Balogh

Author: Mary Balogh
Series:  Westcott  #3
Release Date: November 7, 2017
Publisher: Berkley Romance
Source: Publisher
Pages: 400
Reviewer: Marie
Rating: 5 Stars
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A very practical marriage makes Alexander Westcott question his heart in the latest Regency romance from the New York Times bestselling author of Someone to Hold.

When Alexander Westcott becomes the new Earl of Riverdale, he inherits a title he never wanted and a failing country estate he can’t afford. But he fully intends to do everything in his power to undo years of neglect and give the people who depend on him a better life...

A recluse for more than twenty years, Wren Heyden wants one thing out of life: marriage. With her vast fortune, she sets her sights on buying a husband. But when she makes the desperate—and oh-so-dashing—earl a startlingly unexpected proposal, Alex will only agree to a proper courtship, hoping for at least friendship and respect to develop between them. He is totally unprepared for the desire that overwhelms him when Wren finally lifts the veils that hide the secrets of her past...

Marie's Thoughts
This story sure was something. Wren, a beautiful woman that has a disfiguring birthmark on her face, has kept to herself. She has stayed away from people, for the most part, and has worn veils over her face anytime she’s out in public. However, when her caretakers finally pass away, she is left with a fortune and no one to share herself or her life with. So, she does what any smart businesswoman would do, and proposition a young, titled man to share her wealth. In walks Alex. Alex is young and extremely handsome with a newly acquired title. He is kind, smart, and willing to hear Wren out with her ideas. So, they decide to get to know one another. And here’s where it all began.

This story is beautiful. It’s a tender, heartfelt romance that blossoms over time. It’s wonderfully written, and Wren and Alex have tremendous chemistry, even from the get go. It’s a testament to the old saying that it’s about WHO a person is, rather than WHAT they look like. From start to finish, you get a wave of emotions, and it’s a wonderfully romantic story that fits perfectly into the era it is written for.

If you’re looking for an emotional romance that will fill your heart, this is the story for you.

I voluntarily read a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and feelings are my own.

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