Book: Noble Intentions
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Publication date: December 12, 2016
Length: 182 pages
Reviewed by Morningstar
Robert Ashton is in for the surprise of a lifetime. His mother, a bit of a rebel, raised him away from the rest of the family, and it’s not until he’s contacted by his lawyer about an inheritance that he learns who he truly is: the new Earl of Hantford. His legacy includes ownership of the historic Ashton Park Estate—which needs repairs Robert cannot afford. He’ll simply do what the nobility has done for centuries when in need of money. He’ll marry it.
Tech wizard Daniel Fabian is wealthy and successful. In fact, he has almost everything—except a title to make him worthy in the eyes of the old-money snobs he went to prep school with. His high school reunion is looming, and he’s determined to attend it as a member of the aristocracy.
That’s where Robert comes in.
Daniel has the money, Robert has the name, and both of them know they can help each other out. But their marriage of convenience has the potential to become a real love match—unless a threat to Daniel’s business ruins everything.
This is a story of two men who come from different worlds finding a place together. It starts off with Robert needing an influx of cash to take care of the estate he inherited from his uncle, the tenth Earl of Hantford. His mom suggests for him to do what all aristocracy has done...marry money. Robert is against the idea but a trip to the states for work and a meeting with a matchmaker changes things. He meets Daniel.
Daniel a rich successful man and well known tech wizard with a mind for business. He has worked hard for all his money and place in life but still cannot get past the feeling of less than because of the snobs he went to school with, the ones that bullied him over the fact that he had no money or title. Having a title, even one he had to marry to get, was looking more and more like a good trade. Plus he was finally feeling challenged in business again with the Hantford estate and Robert was the best part of the deal. Smart, fun, and sexy. But he can’t mix business with pleasure.
The story was sweet and romantic with laughter and friendship built in. Even with the convenience part of the marriage they were smart and didn’t jump into it. They had to learn to compromise to get what they want and lessons needed to be learned the hard way. The sexual tension between these two was there in spades but the author didn’t make the sex scenes a huge part of the story. That fact did not take away from the story for me at all. Even though these two were hot together in and out of bed the larger part of the story was each one of them individually coming to a point that they had grown as a person. Andrew created well developed worlds on both sides; add on the Hantford estate and these two men and you’ve got a great love story!
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