Tracy’s rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
Series: A Series of Unconventional Courtships, #1
Release Date: January 20, 2020
William Grey, Lord Tensford has become infamous in Lady X’s column and known as Lord Terror for the horrible way he treats his female relations. Nothing could be farther from the truth, but gossip persists. He needs to marry a heiress to save his failing estate, but no woman is interested in Lord Terror – except Lady Hope Brightly. She finds him charming and when he saves her from an unwanted suitor, she calls him Lord Tender. The name sticks and now he is having an even harder time with the gossip. Hope feels awful and sets out to make things right. Will really likes Hope and wishes her dowry was larger and he could afford to marry her, but it is not nearly enough, so he accepts her help in finding a wife.
Hope wants him for herself, but she has to know that he wants her more than he wants money. Will will have to make difficult decisions and prove himself to win the woman he has come to love.
This story was originally published in the anthology It Started with a Whisper . it is a great story, with likable characters, I loved Will & Hope! The ending is great, there is no steam, just sweet kisses, great secondary characters (whose stories I would definitely read) and finally a HEA. This was a very sweet story and I am happy to recommend it.
*I am voluntarily leaving a review of an eARC that was provided to me.*