Griffith, Duke of Riverton, likes order, logic, and control, and he naturally applies this rational approach to his search for a bride. He’s certain Miss Frederica St. Claire is the perfect wife for him, but while Frederica is strangely elusive, he can’t seem to stop running into her stunningly beautiful cousin, Miss Isabella Breckenridge. Isabella should be enjoying her society debut, but with her family in difficult circumstances, her uncle will only help them if she’ll use her beauty to assist him in his political aims. Already uncomfortable with this agreement, the more she comes to know Griffith, the more she wishes to be free of her unfortunate obligation. Will Griffith and Isabella be able to set aside their pride and face their fears in time to find their own happily-ever-after?
I have been waiting for this book to be published since Kristi Ann Hunter’s first book came out. I enjoyed this book very much. Really, I did. I sat and read this book within a few days. It is a good thing that it is Labor Day weekend or I would not have done any of my homework. After reading the last page, I wanted to go and get the first book and reread the series. I have not read the second book, yet, but I will soon.
So back to the book. Griffith’s story was worth waiting for and very good. It did not push ahead into first place against A Noble Masquerade but it was a close race. I liked Isabella as a leading female character. The plot of the story was fun. The one fault I was not a fan of was the description of Griffith. In my opinion he was not a huge guy. Other than that I liked the story. I was sad that it ended. In my own opinion, Kristi Ann Hunter should continue with the Hawthorne House Series. Frederica’s story should be written, at least in a novella, because she needs her happy ending. Oh, and what about Miranda’s baby? Hunter should include that in a short novella.
Off the subject, Bethany House did a good job making the front covers of most of Hunter’s books. The only one I am not a fan of is An Uncommon Courtship but all the rest are very pretty.
So summing up this review, I would recommend this book. It was an excellent way to end this cute series.
Title: An Inconvenient Beauty
Author: Kristi Ann Hunter
Author’s Website: http://www.kristiannhunter.com/
Reading Resolution 10: Read a book set in a different country.
I received this book from the Bethany House Publishing of the Baker Publishing Group through Netgalley for this review.
Are you interested in any of Hunter’s other books. Read my reviews here.
A Noble Masquerade-The First Book
A Lady of Esteem-A Novella
(Review of An Elegant Facade coming soon)
An Uncommon Courtship-The Third book
This review is written in my own words and is my honest opinion.