Monday, January 10, 2022

Review: Something New by Rebecca Connolly

My rating: 5 stars / It was amazing



Harrison, Lord Basset, wants a simple, polite marriage of convenience. Nothing emotional or dramatic, nothing that will give him any cause for concern or strife. Arranging a match with the beautiful Miss Adelaide Dyer fits his needs perfectly, and all seems rather straightforward. Until he meets her.

Adelaide has no say in this marriage her father agreed to, but that does not mean she must submit quietly. Lord Basset might be strikingly handsome, but if he thinks to have a calm, biddable wife, he is mistaken. And as for living an uncomplicated married life in the wiles of Cornwall... Well, she would see about that.

When fire and ice come together, til death do they part, will either of them succumb to their growing attraction? Or will their mutual stubbornness keep the tension at bay?

My Review

What's not to love about a marriage of convenience story? Especially when Adelaide and Harrison are such opposites! They sure know how to push each other's buttons (which brought a good amount of humor to their interactions), but I appreciated that they respected each other and tried their best to communicate, in their own flawed ways. They are both a product of the society of their time, and have perceptions of marriage that come with it. What I loved the most is that they ultimately wanted a future of happiness and peace with each other, and worked towards that goal with all the bumps in the rocky road of a new marriage. I was definitely invested in their journey as I read. It was gratifying to see them both grow so much through the process and of course it was fun to have characters from the first story involved as well. I'm enjoying this series from one of my must-read authors!

Disclosure statement: A complimentary copy of this book was provided from a tour group, publisher, publicist, or author, including NetGalley, OR was borrowed from the library, including OverDrive, OR borrowed from Kindle Unlimited, OR purchased. A review was not required and all views and opinions expressed are unbiased and my own.

Don't miss the previous book in the Cornwall Brides series . . . 

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