Friday, February 3, 2012

Trouble at the Wedding by Laura Lee Guhrke

Goodreads Description:

What happens when a woman is determined to marry the wrong man? When she just won’t listen to reason and rushes forward with wedding plans? When she just doesn’t care that she’s marrying a fortune hunting scoundrel who doesn’t love her? What’s her exasperated family supposed to do about it? Hire a different scoundrel to talk her out of it, of course. 

American heiress Annabel Wheaton knows what she wants and love isn’t it. Born in a Mississippi backwater, with a twang as wide as the Delta, she wants respect to go with the millions her daddy found in a Klondike gold mine. But respect isn’t easy to come by in the closed Knickerbocker society of New York, and when the fortune-hunting Earl of Rumsford shows up, it seems like he’s just the ticket to make all Annabel’s dreams come true. When he proposes marriage, she happily agrees. That’s when the trouble starts. 

Christian Du Quesne has always been trouble—a rake, a gambler, and when he was younger, a fortune hunter. He married once for the sake of the decaying family coffers, but he won’t do it again. When his older brother, the Duke of Scarborough, dies without issue, Christian become the duke and inherits a whole new pile of family debt with no way to pay it. When Annabel’s family hires him to show Annabel just what she’d be getting by marrying into Britain’s aristocratic class, he knows he’s the perfect person to talk her out of matrimony. Problem is, he only has four days to do it. Can he cause enough trouble in those four days to get her to call off the wedding?

My Rating:

My Review:

Good third book in the series and I enjoyed mentions of other characters of Laura Lee Guhrke in this book.  I felt back for Annabel and how she was treated by others.  I enjoyed her back story and how it made her who she was.  I highly enjoyed Christians disdain of the aristocracy and his unique personality. I enjoyed watching him fall for Annabel, however it was a very typical story line.  I gave this a three because it was an entertaining read and I highly enjoyed the read but it wasn't anything fantastic and I doubt this book will stick in my mind later.  As a whole, this series is just ok.  I've rated all three only 3 stars. However her other series have been fantastic and had original aspects.  I will most likely read any others in this series just because I enjoy the author and I have grown to like the characters in this series.

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