Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Historical Romance
Heat Rating: 1
When an inspired trip to Bond Street dressmakers turns Adriana Lizonby from invisible to desirable, she is mistaken for a high-priced ladybird by the notorious Earl of Coldesdowne. Jason Hume is intrigued by the mysterious goddess, but when he discovers Adriana’s true identity, he is appalled at his actions. Will he have to salvage her reputation by offering marriage? Does he even want to? His heart says yes. His rakish temperament and lifestyle say no. Will Jason allow love to rule his life?
Adriana is an innocent farm girl with a hefty inheritance. Her aunt dresses her like a nun, so even in her early twenties, she rarely gets gentlemen callers.
One day, she beautifies herself at the dress shop and salon and can’t believe the change. Almost immediately she is swept off her feet by Jason Hume and they have a fun-filled day she will never forget. But, just like Cinderella, pretending to be someone she’s not, the dream has to end.
Back in the real world, Jason discovers Adriana’s true identity and claims that only a mistress, a slut, would run around town with a man like she did. The accusation makes Adriana question her own morals. Not wanting to bring shame on Jason or her family, she runs away to start a life alone. Will Jason go after her? Will he want to commit when he loves his bachelor lifestyle?
The Unwanted Heiress is a quick historical read. The writing was enjoyable and pulled me into a world with ballrooms, and old fashioned customs. It was a pleasant, low heat novella that is certainly worth a read while you enjoy the sun on the beach.
3 ½ Tea Cups!