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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 admit it. I came late to the Hawthorne House party. I’ve read the books in this series out of order (which did not take away from any of them at all). But I’ve been looking forward to Griffith’s story as much as those who have known about Kristi Ann Hunter from the beginning of the series.
As a Duke, Griffith has learned logic, control, and lack of emotion equal success. Now that his siblings are all happily married, he approaches his search for a wife with those same principles. Yet when he meets Isabella Breckenridge. She is everything he is not looking for—beautiful, mysterious, and popular, especially with the unattached men of society—yet he can’t stop thinking of her when not in her company. And not everything with her is adding up.
There are some humorous moments in An Inconvenient Beauty when Griffith is forced to spend time with Isabella because the woman he has chosen keeps slipping away. As these two characters grow to respect and appreciate the other—and with the help of Griffith’s family—friendship blossoms. Griffith soon realizes that he can’t manipulate love like he does the rest of his life.
While I’m sad to see the end of this series, Hunter has wrapped it up nicely and tied a gigantic happily-ever-after bow around it for these siblings. And I can’t wait to see what she comes up with for her readers next!
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