The Hancocks and Ashfords have had a long-standing feud between their families long before Miss Jane Hancock couldn't stand the sight of gentleman farmer Adam Ashford. But after both families fall on hard times and an unscrupulous creditor forces Jane and Adam to sign a devil's bargain, they'll finally understand the true meaning of keeping your enemies close at hand.
The terms of this bargain? Locate a lost treasure shrouded in deception and mystery.
The catch? Only one can claim it to win...the loser is left to ruin.
As Jane and Adam embark on a trek throughout England they plan to hate their adversary, no matter how attractive, generous, and kind they are.
Sometimes, plans change...
|Publisher:||Entangled Publishing, LLC|
|File size:||2 MB|
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Fair Weather Enemies by Sawyer North. This was a new author for me, and he is also new to writing books in the historical romance genre. The book had a unique spin on the enemy to lover troupe and was well written, interesting. I loved how the author used riddles to help guide the characters to the treasure. It was a sweet, clean romance for Jane and Adam and had a second chance at love for the side characters. The Hancock and the Ashford families had a long-standing feud between them. Both families were hurt by the weather and economy, since the Hancock’s owned a mill and the Ashford’s were farmers. They both received a summons from Mr. Rutley and when they arrived, they were told Rutley was calling in their family’s debt. He demanded Adam forfeit his estates and he told Jane he was sending her to debtor’s prison. Jane and Adam come up with a plan to find the lost gold that their great-grandfathers had entrusted to a friend. Rutley agreed to give them thirty days to find the gold but all the gold must be there and he set more conditions so neither Jane nor Adam really won. As they work to solve the riddles their feelings of loathing slowly grew toward respect and love. Can they find the treasure in time and somehow find a way to have a future together?
Sawyer North's Fair Weather Enemies is a fabulous historical romance debut. I love historical fiction, but I have to say Regency Era can be a hit or miss for me and not my favorite. This one is definitely a hit. Mr North has written a delightfully fun romance. Within the first couple of chapters, I was hooked and did not want to put the book down. I enjoyed Adam and Jane's story. I loved the humor in some of the scenes. I am giving Fair Weather Enemies a very well deserved five plus stars. I can not wait to read more books by this author. I received this book from the publisher. This review is 100% my own honest opinion.
London 1816 As Jane and her aunt Hester were walking to the office of Mr Rutledge, when she saw Him. "Jane stared daggers at the familiar man emerging from a carriage not ten steps ahead. Adam Ashford. The mortal enemy. The fountain of all ills." But the money lender was calling in a debt he held for both of them and their estates. He would take Ashford's estate and Jane would go to debtor prison. What? Fortunately as they talked they both remembered some lost gold and letters that all came together.. So they compromised with Mr Rutledge to give them time to find the treasure. I have to say the witty dialogue pulled me in right from the beginning and made me laugh out loud. As their journey began to find the gold, it really was an adventure and kept my interest until the end. A great first book for this author in this genre'! Lori D
A family feud between neighboring estates, the Hancocks and Ashfords has lasted more than 70 years and brings Adam Ashford and Jane Hancock has just about brought the to families to the brink of ruin. Now their only way out of an a disastrous contract with a vile solicitor is to do the unthinkable, and bond together to find a long sought after gold bounty. Together they must follow clues in two separate letters, that leads them on an intriguing adventure that will ultimately change their lives forever. Sawyer North captures your attention right from the beginning, in his newest book, Fair Weather Enemies. I fell completely in love with his writing style, and his captivating story from the very first opening pages. His delightful three dimensional fleshed out characters that Captured my heart. The storyline is engaging with the perfect amount of delightful romance. Superb comic timing and witty banter adds some of the best content to any historical romance I have read in a long time. I found myself laughing out loud several times. Quick paced and intriguing plot line kept me interested and glued to the pages all the way through to the heartwarming satisfying end. I definitely will recommend this incredible romantic story to anyone who enjoys the perfect historical romance.
Jane and Adam are lifetime enemies stemming from a feud that goes back 70 yrs. When they both end up at their creditors at the same time, they can't imagine why. The man they both own money to had called in their debts, but neither can pay what is needed. The feud started with the disappearance of money, if they could only find it, their problems might be solved. What neither knew, was that they each held a key to finding the missing money. If they can let their animosity go and work together, they might be able to save themselves. But the terms of their lender mean that the money can only save one of them. Who will be saved and who will be left in ruin? I enjoyed this story but it took a little while to warm up to. But once I did, I really enjoyed it. The riddle of the letters that both Jane and Adam had, intrigued me and kept me wondering where the story would lead. Throughout the story our H/H retell things that they did to one another as the hated enemy and they are quite comical. There is a part in the story where they are sharing math puns that had me laughing out loud (the math teacher in my really enjoyed that!) This book is what I would call a sweet romance, they only kissed once and relations were not even spoke about.