When I saw Laura Lee Guhrke had a new book out, I jumped at the chance to read it. I really liked the first book in the series, When the Marquess Met His Match (An American Heiress in London, #1). I think that Guhrke is a very original storyteller and her heroines are usually pretty strong, which I love. She always has unique storylines and I know that I’m in for some surprises.
copy received for an honest review
In her new book, “Catch a falling Heiress”, Guhrke follows the same recipe. Linnet Holland is a strong heroine. She is an heiress and although her mother has tried to marry her off to a British member of the ton she has not succeeded. Linnet had her heart broken by a member of the ton before and she is not about to fall into the same trap again. Now that she is back in America, she is ready to pick a husband and she has one in mind.
Jack Feathersone is the brother-in-law of Lady Belinda Featherstone from her first marriage. Jack is not very stable and he is known for his philandering ways. When his friend, the Duke of Margrave asks him to ruin the man that caused his love-Edie (from the previous book-How to Lose a Duke in Ten Days). He travels to America to help him see to this.
When Jack is at a ball his plan has come to fruition, Frederick Van Hausen is near ruin. He’s only way out is to find a rich heiress to help him by marrying him. The minute that Jack sees Frederick speaking with Linnet he knows that Frederick is desperate and will do anything. He instantly jumps in to help her. To help Linnet he kisses her as her mother and another member of the party find them. Jack proposes marriage and Linnet quickly refuses him.
Linnet is beside herself that she is caught in this situation with Jack, he is a stranger and she swore off British men. After many arguments with her father and mother she travels to London and asks Belinda Featherstone, now married to Trubridge, to help her find a husband.
Overall, this was a cute story and I liked both the hero and the heroine but I didn’t love them. Also, so much happens at the very beginning of the story that towards the middle it begins to drag. I did enjoy seeing Belinda again, she is always such a great and witty character. I had really high expectations for this book and some of them were not met however,I plan to read more by this author.