The Earl’s Inconvenient Wife. Finished 2-11-19, 4/5 stars, historical romance, 288 pages, pub. 2019
Temperance Lattimar is too scandalous for a Season, until finally she’s sponsored by Lady Sayleford. The whole charade feels wrong when she doesn’t want a husband, but Temper feels awful when MP and aristocrat Gifford Newell is appointed to “protect” her at society events. With her past, she knows she’s not an ideal wife…but then a marriage of convenience to Giff becomes the only option! from Goodreads
There was plenty of tension and strong-willed heroine exploits in this romance, but there was more too. I learned a lot about Parliament. It was refreshing to see an aristocrat actually working for the social good. Giff did like the ladies a bit too much, but his devotion to his work was a plus. Temper wanted only to be left alone to work. After her dad denies her money, she tries a plan that will leave her without a suitor after the season so that her dad must release her money and she can be left alone to travel around the world collecting artifacts. As with any good Harlequin the two found themselves wanting one thing, but then discovering that something else made them happy.
This is part of a series and I thought it was well done. It was exactly what I needed, a bit of fun fluff.