The Lady Tempts an Heir by Harper St. George

The Lady Tempts an Heir
by Harper St. George
Pub Date – 2/22/22
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The third in The Gilded Age Heiresses series is about the Crenshaw heir, Maxwell. We have met him in the last two books as both sisters asked him to come to London from NY to help them so they wouldn’t have to marry a title or any man with a title. 

In the process of searching for one sister he had met Lady Helena and though nothing happened she stayed on his mind.

Now that his father is having minor health issues he’s pushing Max to get married. Who better to propose a fake betrothal than the widow Lady Helena.

I loved how proper these two were but when they were in their element and the other seemed to come upon them they saw a facet of their personality that they didn’t show society.

Lady Helena like Max’s sisters was very forward thinking and started a home for unwed mothers cause you know that happens organically and without the help of men. Ugh men still don’t always take responsibility for pregnancies. Apparently being wicked and getting pregnant was contagious well cause when you know how fun it is you tell the other ladies, I can see that.

I wasn’t expecting Max’s steamy side and I liked it!!

Something that I don’t see often in these stories is infertility and so  many women, men, and couples struggle with the physical and emotional impact of not being able to start a family. Just the posts of how easy everyone else seems to have it I am sure must be painful. But especially in the regency era when being able to bear an heir is the only purpose of your existence.

❤️‍🔥This cover, like the other two, is gorgeous!! 

Read if you like:
💌Fake relationships
💌Mutual pining
💌Tanned muscular forearms
💌Strong female characters

Thank you berkeleyromance and netgalley for the e-ARC for my honest and voluntary review.

❓What are you doing today? We are at the pool. I brought my laptop to get some work done- at least it’s nice outside.

🌺My flowers have opened from my birthday bouquet. Lexi turned and looked at them in alarm and asked me if it would bite her. Lol they do look like they might attack they are so large and pretty 

Synopsis:

A fake engagement brings together a lady with bold and daring dreams, and the heir whose heart she captured—perfect for fans of Bridgerton!

Tall, dark, and brooding—to say that American Maxwell Crenshaw stood out in the glittering ballrooms of London, is an understatement. He vowed never to set foot in England again, but when a summons from his father, along with an ultimatum to secure his legacy, has him crossing the Atlantic for the last time, reuniting him with the delectable Lady Helena March, he can’t deny the temptation she presents. Or the ideas she inspires…

Lady Helena March is flirting with scandal. Instead of spending her time at teas and balls in search of another husband, as is expected of a young widow, Helena pours her energy into The London Home for Young Women. But Society gives no quarter to unmarried radicals who associate with illegitimate children and fallen women, and Helena’s funding is almost run out. So when the sinfully seductive Crenshaw heir suggests a fake engagement to save them both—him from an unwanted marriage and her from scorn and financial ruin—Helena finds herself too fascinated to refuse the sexy American.

As their arrangement of convenience melts oh so deliciously into nights of passion, their deception starts to become real. But if Max knew the true reason Helena can never remarry, he wouldn’t look at her with such heat in his eyes. Or might the Crenshaw heir be willing to do whatever it takes to win the one woman he’s never been able to forget…

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