An emotionally unavailable man can’t help falling for his practical wife.
Falling for His Practical Wife by Laura Martin is a lovely story about finding love where you least expected it.
Our thanks to the author and Harlequin Historical for the advanced reader’s copy.
Title: Falling for His Practical Wife
Author: Laura Martin
Publisher: Harlequin Historical (July 27, 2021)
Length: 204 pages
Finds a convenient wife
To claim his inheritance, Leo Ashburton needs a bride who accepts that he can offer her a title and a house, but not love. Annabelle Hummingford—whose scarred face has made her hide from society—seems like the perfect match. But as his shy wife blossoms into a confident, mesmerizing woman, Leo is torn. Falling for her risks being hurt again—but will burying his feelings mean losing her altogether?
From Harlequin Historical: Your romantic escape to the past.
From the Publisher’s Blurb
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Lady Annabelle has always lived in seclusion due to a childhood accident that scarred her face.
After her sister Beth got married and moved to India, living with their cruel mother became even more unbearable.
When an unexpected marriage proposal came her way, she had no other option but to accept, as being mistress of her own home, even in a loveless marriage of convenience, would be better than continuing living with her heartless mother.
But Annabelle could not help falling in love with her emotionally unavailable husband, which could only lead to heartbreak.
As you all know, I love a grumpy, distant hero, especially when there is a good dose of unrequited love, and this story did not disappoint.
I immediately felt for Leo and was emotionally invested in his HEA with Annabelle.
Falling for His Practical Wife has a good amount of angst, lots of romantic moments, and a lovely end. Great summer read!
Disclosure: I received an ARC of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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About the Author
Laura Martin writes historical romances with an adventurous undercurrent. When not writing she spends her time working as a doctor in Cambridgeshire where she lives with her husband and young son. In her spare moments Laura loves to lose herself in a book and has been known to read cover to cover in a single day when the story is particularly gripping. She also enjoys travelling, visiting historical sites and far-flung shores.