Grace Alnott is out of time. To save her younger brother from an abusive guardian, her merchant father’s will demands she must marry a peer. Handsome but destitute Everett Hetherington, Earl of Westbury agrees to her offer of a marriage of convenience but stipulates she must live with him for six weeks. No matter how honorable he seems she can’t allow him to get too close, because the aristocracy cannot be trusted. Six weeks. Major Everett Hetherington, new Earl of Westbury, has exactly six weeks to convince the very independent Grace Alnott to spend the rest of her life with him. Despite her belief she doesn’t belong in his world, he must tempt the alluring Grace into staying, because he has fallen for her. Hard. He just has to ensure she never discovers his secret.
Six Weeks With a Lord is a Regency Historical Romance by Eve Pendle. Grace Alnott is a wealthy merchant’s daughter and she has arranged a marriage of convenience to the new (but poor) Earl of Westbury.
Grace wants to honour her father’s demand of marrying a peer, but she has doubts and misgivings, she also needs to rescue her younger brother from the “evil” guardian.
Everett will need Grace’s dowry to help the farmers from the Westbury estate and pay family debts he has inherited, so marrying Grace is an ideal solution. And then the six weeks aren’t enough for him, he wants it to be permanent, he doesn’t have long to convince Grace that he wants it to be longer.
But both are keeping secrets from each other. Their mutual agreement will serve both their purposes.
Both agreed on a six weeks marriage without consummation.
But both are attracted to one another and have a hard time ignoring their feelings.
There are a few twists and turns and the usual love story, but it’s well written and very descriptive.
It’s a nice read for a summer afternoon.