Author: Laura Lee Guhrke
Provided Synopsis: Linnet Holland wants nothing to do with fortune hunters. No, she’s determined to marry a man who loves her. But just as she’s about to accept the perfect marriage proposal from the man she wants, the rakish Earl of Featherstone interrupts and ruins everything, including her reputation, with his smoldering kiss.
Jack Featherstone knows all about Linnet’s “intended”, and he’s determined she won’t fall prey to that villain as other women have in the past. But when his attempt to save Linnet ruins her instead, he knows he has to make things right. So he sets out to win this golden beauty . . . and prove to her that being ruined by him was the best thing that could have happened to her.
Review: When justice must be delivered in the name of the honor of his best friend’s wife, Jack sets off to America. There, he schemes to befriend and ruin the man who has committed many crimes against women — and once a year of this plot has unfolded to reach the crescendo of vengeance, Linnet Holland walks into a ballroom to dash it all. In a series of actions based upon impulse and genuine concern, Jack manages to compromise Linnet’s honor and land the two of them in the scandal sheets. The only way forward is for him to shoulder the responsibility and marry her; Linnet, however, will not agree.
Thus Catch a Falling Heiress chronicles the first meeting of Jack and Linnet, and his mission to show his true nature and convince her to marry him. Along the way the two of them must learn to trust one another, as well as the inherent instincts within them.
My favorite part of his story was the banter between the two leads. Both are stubborn and could quite easily throw barbs at each other. Once the end rolled around and the two were in an obvious state of love and free of conflict, I was glad that I would not have to read further because I enjoyed the tension laced within fights and conversations much better. Don’t think of this as a bad thing though, since I feel most people read romance books for the tension between the leads. As for the other aspects of the book: they were much in line of what one would expect from a storyline mainly centered around a house party and a reluctant heiress. Linnet’s father presented another form of conflict, though this was thankfully resolved with a conversation, which I wish could happen more often.
All in all this was an enjoyable read.