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Her Lady's Fortune (Great War Book 2) Kindle Edition
An assertive bank manager, a wary heiress. . . A one night stand they can’t forget.
Stoic bank manager Rosalie must prove she’s more than her hedonistic nouveau-riche family. She’s continually fighting for her right to her job and doesn’t want to be lesser in her relationships. Being ghosted after a hot one night stand is exactly what Rosalie would expect from old-money Priya and she tells herself she has no time for an affair with a flighty young lady.
The war made Priya more determined than ever to use her aristocratic family’s wealth and power for good. When her beloved brother makes working with a bank a condition of her houses for war widows project, that doesn’t seem too bad… Until she realises she’ll have to work with Rosalie Sanderson. Their unforgettable night of passion followed by betrayal before the war isn’t something she can forgive.
Two worlds collide, and Priya and Rosalie still have chemistry enough to power the homes they both want to build. But with the walls they’ve built around their hearts, how can they work together, or keep their hearts intact if they do?
A steamy second chance lesbian story of rivalry, opposites attract, and hope amongst the ashes of war. HEA guaranteed.</p
- ASIN : B092XZM8H8
- Publication date : July 12, 2021
- Language : English
- File size : 2435 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 233 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #586,182 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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They met six years earlier, had sex in the hostess’s guest bedroom, and left without a word to each other. That experience colored their interactions and beliefs about each other ever since. When they start talking about a charity project for women that Priya is starting up, all the feelings and reservations bubble up. They may be communicating, but they’re really not. There are a lot of misunderstandings and misinterpretations between them. The secondary characters are mostly their relatives and employees, but they’re fleshed out enough to be likable, except for their nemesis, of course.
While I was intrigued by the setting and I liked the characters, I had some trouble getting into the book. I think it was all the back and forth in their own heads that slowed me down. How do they feel about each other? How does she feel about me? Does she really want me or is she just using me? If you can get past all that introspection and insecurity, it’s an enjoyable story about two women who overcame the hurdle of their gender to run a bank or work in the family firm and operate a charity. They do have their happy ending, although there are some loose ends.
Despite the reservations I had, the story was enjoyable and an earlier book in the series is already cued up up on my kindle.
I received an ARC for review.
Immediately after the Great War (WWI) Pryia Howick, a 26 year old philanthropist, whose family business profited on contracts for ships and other items for the war effort, is establishing a charity to build houses for war widows left by the carnage of the trenches. Because of a deal worked out with her brother, she ends up working with Rosalie Sanderson, the manager of a prestigious bank that will carry the mortgages for the homes. Some 6 years ago, Pryia and Rosalie had an unbelievable sensual romantic evening that ended wrong and since they have been aloof. The rejection that ended that night has been cumbersome for both, but as they work together the former passion shows through and their new romantic relationship takes off with a resulting HEA. This is a book you won’t want to miss.
Having received a free copy of this book via Booksprout, I voluntarily leave this review.
The book held my interest even though it needs a good copyedit and the prologue was labeled epilogue for some reason that felt confusing. As a biracial woman (her mother is Indian and her father is white) Priya has a race consciousness that is unusual for that time. She and her brother are wealthy and progressive and have quite a bit of guilt about both their status and the fact that their wealth comes from building ships for the war effort. Priya has a lot to work through before she can commit to Rosalie.
I found Priya's ongoing conflicts a bit tedious after a while and some of her breakthroughs felt sudden. But the romance itself was sweet.
There is something about the author writes about the struggles of the past and the aftermath of war that gives way to a deeper understanding of events. Women trying to make a difference in positions of power amid a male dominated areas. Even while the endeavor is philanthropic, greed and envy is there to tear it down.
I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
I really wanted to love this book. The plot idea really appealed to me and I was excited to read a historical romance that was sapphic and include a WOC. Unfortunately the plot felt like it dragged a bit in execution and the characters felt a little flat. Spicy scenes were good though and there were a few cute moments. Overall it was okay.