STORY: Edmund Rushwood is a single English lord in possession of a great fortune who is in desperate need of a rich wife.
In accordance with his father’s will, Edmund has until he turns twenty-six to find a wealthy bride or lose his vast inheritance. To retain his selfish lifestyle, he agrees to join an American dating game show to find the woman who can save him. He doesn’t bargain on meeting Abby Forester, an impoverished, spirited American woman who is content to live out her father’s dreams in his vintage record shop.
With covert intervention from an unlikely source, Abby lands on the dating game show as one of Edmund’s potential brides. As their worlds entangle and love begins to bloom, Abby discovers Edmund cannot marry her and retain his wealth at the same time. Will love keep them together, or will greed triumph and tear them apart?
REVIEW: Portland Oregon
Abby Forester is working as a waitress to pay off her college loans and bills left by her Dad when he died. One table she’s waiting on has an English guy in the group whom she can tell is quite wealthy. A guy who had been in one of her classes, Will Simpson, is at the table and tells her that he is now the host of Love Match, a dating game show on TV. Abby is being run off her feet serving beer and fighting off groping men. Just as Abby is nearly forced to break a bottle over a guy’s head, Edmund, Lord Rushwood, rushes over to assist her.
It turns out that Edmund has been told that his father’s will stipulates he must wed a rich and socially acceptable bride by his 26th birthday or lose his inheritance. His mother’s friend suggests he look for a bride in America so he heads to Portland to escape and visit with his friend, Will Simpson. So Will talks him into going on his Love Match show as Lord Bachelor ensuring him that some of the women contestants are wealthy in their own right.
But Abby and Edmund have formed a friendship and are truly attracted to each other. Is there some way they can get around his inheritance stipulation that he must marry a wealthy woman?
This is a clever enough novel that can entertain a reader for awhile. However, I didn’t bond with either of the main characters.
Complimentary copy provided by the publisher
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