Spinster Sister by Elise Marion
Series: Lawless Ladies #1
Genres: Historical Romance
He never thought to wed for love. He never anticipated her.
Welcome to book 1 in the new and exciting series from bestselling author Elise Marion.
Helena Montgomery is left to care for her siblings after the deaths of her parents. Buried under a pile of debt, she has no choice but to join her friends in a dangerous scheme. Moonlighting as a masked highwayman is a sure way to end up facing the hangman, but there is nothing Helena wouldn’t do for those she loves. Besides, she only intends to continue her illegal activities until her sister’s first season yields an advantageous marriage.
Lord Sebastian Radcliffe doesn’t want a wife but must select one to secure his family legacy. The young, beautiful Harriett Montgomery seems like the perfect choice—yet Sebastian finds himself drawn, instead, to her elder sister. He never expected to marry for love, yet the vivacious Helena quickly burrows her way past his stony façade and straight into his heart.
He thinks her a high-handed shrew; she thinks him a self-righteous bore. Yet, passion kindles between this unlikely pair, leaving them hopeful that the futures they once thought impossible might be within reach. However, the damaging secret of Helena’s crimes hangs over her head, forcing her to keep Sebastian at arm’s length. Despite her best efforts, she is unable to deny the depth of her feelings.
When the truth is exposed, will Helena lose the man she has come to love?
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Helena Montgomery is determined to earn money for her and her siblings, so she joins a group of her closest friends on their escapades to rob coaches. But once she meets Sebastian, an earl, Helena’s plans become more complicated.I adored Helena: she was resilient and loving and did everything she could to support her family.
I found Sebastian a bit dull compared to her, but I appreciated how devoted he was to her. The Lawless Ladies were also great, and I would love to read more about them — there are already several potential heroes in the series!The climax and resolution of the story occurred too quickly for my liking; however, I was glad that Sebastian recognized his privilege throughout the story.
Overall, this was an enjoyable romance with a creative premise.
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