My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This was a nice and fast read. I love books that feature strong woman characters. The main character is a woman who wants to have a career and feels that woman should be able to choose who they marry or even if they marry. While her mother tries to show her to society, her father has different plans. In the mist of her not wanting to marry and choose a career, she learns that her father already promised her to a man. Which leads into her finding out some family secrets. I wish this book was longer than it was. Non the less, this a good book if you are looking for a quick read.
Life as a convict in an Australian penal colony was brutal, but James Hunter had the advantages of raw physical strength and courage on his side. He survived, and now he is back; a self‐made man of means, determined to take the bride he was promised.
Lady Thea Willers knows nothing of the bargain her father made to save her brother, nor does she have any interest in marriage. It might be a radical idea, but what Thea wants is a career.
The revelation that her brother’s liberty depends on her marrying James Hunter is devastating. But nothing, it seems, has the power to shake Thea’s world upside down like James himself, or the way he makes her feel.