The Wild One

Danelle Harmon
14114907 book blurb:
The bluest of blood; the blackest of rogues; the de Montforte brothers will take your breath away.
Meet Lord Gareth…
“They call me The Wild One, and for good reason. The devil only knows whether or not I am husband material. But I do know one thing. I will do anything to win Juliet’s love…and to be the husband and father—the man—I know it is within me to be.” —Lord Gareth de Montforte, Blackheath Castle, Berkshire, England, 1776
Lord Gareth de Montforte is known as an irresponsible rake with a heart of gold. When he thwarts a stagecoach robbery, he is stunned to discover that the beautiful young woman he has heroically rescued, Juliet Paige, is his deceased brother’s fiancée, accompanied by her infant daughter. Despite his family’s refusal to acknowledge Juliet, Gareth is determined to do right by the courageous woman who crossed an ocean to give her baby the name she rightfully deserves.
As a practical American woman, Juliet is wary of marrying this black sheep aristocrat, yet she is hopelessly charmed by the dashing devil. Never has she met anyone who embraces life so thoroughly, who makes her laugh, who loves her so well. And, even when it seems the odds are against them, Juliet has absolute faith that Gareth will go beyond the call of duty to give her and her daughter a home—and a love that will last a lifetime.

This story was decent, I give it 3/5 stars. I enjoyed it enough to keep reading, but it wasn’t entrancing. (Side note: the more I’ve been reading the more critical I have become.) The male lead, Gareth, was occasionally too foolish and not serious enough for my taste. Especially for one who decided on a whim to marry. I appreciate how Juliet would gave Gareth a couple ultimatums, she did not succumb to the subdued role traditionally seen in women. I will probably eventually read the other books in this series, just because the main plot points were intriguing enough for a light reading.

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