An Inconvenient Beauty by Kristi Ann Hunter
The Duke of Riverton has chosen his future wife with the same logic he uses to make every decision. However, his perfect bride eludes his suit, while the beautiful Isabella Breckenridge seems to be everywhere. When the time comes, will Griffith and Isabella be able to set aside their pride and initial notions to embrace their very own happily-ever-after?
I really enjoyed reading this book.
The story itself is nice and well plotted and, well, I really loved to see a man like Griffith being felled by love. All his logic, all his reason - puff. Gone. Love isn't logical and love isn't something that you can control. Some people have to learn the hard way... Griffith definitely is one of them.
Griffith and Isabella are wonderful together. You can feel their chemistry, even though they try to resist and I loved how both of them tried to protect the other one and do what they thought would be best for the other one.
Frederica, Isbella's cousin, is amazing as well. Her loyalty and her willingness to help her counsin find love is wonderful. Her father on the other hand.....well...... he is definitely not my favorite person. Nope. Not at all. I could understand his motivation and I felt for him as well. He is not evil, he is just...ruthless and somewhat fanatic. Never a good combination, at least not for those around you.
"An Inconvenient Beauty" is the second book in this series and I can definitely recommend it. If you liked the first book, "An Uncommon Courtship", you'll like this one as well. If you haven't read the first book yet, well, don't worry, "An Inconvenient Beauty" can also be read as a standalone.