Lord Nevinstoke revels in acting the young wastrel, until his father is killed in a drunken duel. Never one to do anything halfway, Nev throws off his wild ways to shoulder a mountain of responsibility and debt vowing to marry a rich girl and act the respectable lord of the manor.
Manufacturing heiress Penelope Brown seems the perfect choice for a wife. She s pretty, proper, and looking for a husband.
Determined to rise above her common birth, Penelope prides herself on her impeccable behavior and good sense. Grand Passion? Vulgar and melodramatic. Yes, agreeing to marry Nev was a rare moment of impulse, yet she s sure they can build a good marriage based on companionship and mutual esteem.
But when they arrive at the manor, they’re overwhelmed with half-starved tenants, a menacing neighbor, and the family propensity for scandal. As the situation deteriorates, the newlyweds have nowhere to turn but to each other. To Penelope s surprise, she begins to fervently hope that her first taste of Grand Passion in her husband s arms won t be her last.
Way back in March 2010, I reviewed a new release called In for a Penny by Rose Lerner. I remember The Booksmugglers had raved about it, so I immediately picked it up. And I adored it. You can read my full review here. It’s seriously the sweetest book! I highly recommend it.
In for a Penny was originally released with Dorchester, who is no longer in business. Luckily, it is being rereleased through Samhain! You can read the first chapter here if you want to try it out. Rose Lerner is also running a contest giving away digital copies of the book along with other really fun prizes. Check it out at her website.