Lady Grace's Husband Hunt

Lady Grace's Husband Hunt

by Ava Stone

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Hiding behind her quick wit and biting tongue, the last thing in the world Lady Grace Post wants is a husband. After all, if she can't have the love of her life, why would she want some other man? Unfortunately, her Machiavellian matchmaking great-uncle, the Duke of Danby, has other plans for Grace and has decided it is past time for her to be wed. To keep the duke from selecting a fellow she doesn't want, Grace begins her great husband hunt, very aware that her time is ticking away.

Oliver Ashbee, Earl of Prestwood, has never gotten over Grace. Watching her from afar, as she dances and flirts with other men, is enough to drive him to an early grave. Things would be different if he could court her, if he could hold her, if he could kiss her again. If things had been different she'd have been his wife long ago. But things aren't different...

...Or are they?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781547284108
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/13/2017
Series: Regency Seasons , #9
Pages: 134
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.31(d)

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Lady Grace's Husband Hunt 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
dfosterbooks More than 1 year ago
Lady Grace Post is the last of the Post triplets to wed. That is if she ever finds the gentleman who fits her requirements (one of which is NOT love - that particular emotion left her being four years ago when her heart was shattered) before her great uncle, the Duke of Danby, finds a husband for her. Ever the practical one Grace goes about her search but seems to be thwarted at every turn. Oliver Ashbee, Earl of Prestwood, is bound by a promise his father made but that promise does not keep him from watching his one true love; a feat that may put him in the ground before he can make good on his father’s promise. Despite her seeming hatred, Oliver cannot stay away from Grace and spends as much time with her as she grudgingly allows. When a seemingly innocent business deal with the Duke of Danby proves to be Oliver’s salvation can he convince Grace to give him another chance? LOVE the Duke of Danby and Ava Stone always writes such entertaining tales involving the old duke; Lady Grace’s Husband Hunt is no exception.
JulieD2 More than 1 year ago
Oliver and Grace are in love, but unfortunately Oliver is betrothed to another, his father arranged it and didn't tell him. Grace was heart broken when Oliver told her that they couldn't marry and ever since has antagonized him when ever they met. She now is making arrangements to marry some one else and Oliver is devastated as he still loves her he can hardly blame her but still can't bare to think of her in the arms of another. I had no idea how this was going to workout, can the great matchmaker, the Duke of Danby fix this one? I loved this book, lots of tension. 5/5
mscountrylace More than 1 year ago
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review. An absolutely amazing story! First of all, I did not see this pairing coming. After seeing how she talked to him before it never crossed my mind that they had a past and that was why she talked like that. I love the Duke of Danby more with every story and the ways he gets everything to work. I don't know how he does it and it gets more interesting with each story. Finally finding out their mother's secret actually explained why she was the way she was about things and made her a bit softer in my eyes. I now understand Grace more and why she seemed to hate the idea of love. You feel so bad for her from the start when you find out that her heart was broken four years ago and it wasn't in either of their control. I liked Oliver from the start and loved him when he saved his sister. I could picture his face when he had to tell Grace why they couldn't marry and then I felt so bad for him every time something happened, but he is a strong man that puts others first. I giggled at Mr. Lacey because he just seemed too perfect, but still likeable in ways. I got the chills when it came to Oliver's sister's brother in law and wanted to know why he was so creepy. There was a lot to love in the book and it was a quick, but lovable read.
zsoccerbrat More than 1 year ago
This novella was very well written. For awhile I had no idea how the perfect ending would occur, so bravo to Ava Stone! Lady Grace Post and Lord Oliver Ashbee want to marry, but then Lord Ashbee's father delivers the news that Lord Ashbee is already engaged to a young girl (they would marry upon her being old enough) and so their dreams are crushed. When the clock starts to tick for Lady Grace to marry, she must bring a man up to scratch, one that isn't the Lord Ashbee. But can the mysterious Duke of Danby save the day? He has an excellent track record, but this time, getting Lord Ashbee out of a contracted marriage agreement may just prove too difficult, or will it? I would greatly recommend this novella to anyone interested in romance because it is such a sweet tale with a headstrong female and a male that just cannot let go.
gypsyluna More than 1 year ago
Lady Grace Post knows her great-uncle, the Duke of Danby, wants to see her married. She decides to find her own husband before he can shackle her to some boring old man. Since she can't have the man she's loved for years, she begins to search for someone to marry. The Earl of Prestwood, Oliver Ashbee, wants nothing more than to be the husband Grace desires. Yet despite their feelings for one another, they cannot be together. Can the Duke of Danby work his magic before Grace marries a substitute for true love? Will Oliver spend his life pining for the woman who owns his heart? This was such a lovely story! I can't even express how much I loved this novella. At one point, my heart broke during the scene in the garden. I've never teared up so many times in a novella before. The author's writing truly reflects the pain of living through a break-up, and what happens after - when you cannot have what your heart wants.
stanhope3234 More than 1 year ago
What a good novella. The characters are fun, witty and heartfelt and I fell in love with them. In this story several heartbreaking secrets are revealed and the effect they've had on the families are vast. With the next Christmas several months away The Duke of Danby who feels it's his job to find a good match for each of his family members is at it again. Lady Grace Post worries her time is running out and she not about to let someone else control her future. Olive Ashbee, Earl of Prestwood finds out years ago that his father arranged betrothal for him and his sisters. His heart broke the day four years ago that he had to tell Grace they could not wed. If Grace can't marry the one she loves at least she needs to like them which begins Grace's husband hunt because if she must marry she's going to pick her own husband. It killing Oliver to watch Grace from afar but what can he do?
MADreaderMD More than 1 year ago
Grace is the last of the Post triplets to remain unattached, and where there are unattached young people about, the Duke of Danby can't be far away! This is another lovely novella featuring the Post family, whom we have come to know in the other collections of stories about the Duke's matchmaking efforts on behalf of his grandchildren and great-nieces and nephews. Four years ago, Lady Grace fell in love with Oliver Ashbee but was devastated to learn that his father had arranged a betrothal for him years ago. The two parted ways, and Grace did all she could to avoid Oliver from then on. As her sisters and cousins are now marrying at an alarming rate, Grace has decided to find her own perfectly acceptable, perfectly comfortable husband. Too bad he just doesn't thrill her the way Oliver used to. While knowing that nothing can ever come of it, Oliver tries to renew their friendship. He also tries to be happy for Grace about her upcoming wedding, but he just can't do it. If only something could be done about that darned betrothal!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Again, short and sweet.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story is well put together & the series was awesome. Thank you
Jandmterry More than 1 year ago
I received a copy of this novella in exchange of an honest review. I like Ava's writing style and this one was great. Lady Grace Post and Oliver Ashbee, the Earl of Presswood were in love and wished to marry but fate intervened and they went their separate ways. His father had promised him to another. They now trade snarky barbs with each other anytime they meet. All who know them believe they hate each other. Secretly they both still love each other desperately. Lady Grace has decided she must find a husband before her great uncle Lord Danby selects one for her. She is on a search and Oliver is everywhere she looks. Oliver Ashbee knows that she will marry one day but he wishes it was him. He would do just about anything to claim her as his. This is a story of second chances and that love never dies.
JuliaAD More than 1 year ago
Grace loved Oliver and knew they would always be together. She is expecting him to come over and talk to her brother. When he shows up, he tells her that he has been promised to another. His father arranged the betrothal and didn't tell him until now. Four years later, she is still in love with Oliver, he is still unmarried (he is waiting for his future bride to grow up) and she needs to find a husband pretty quick or she is afraid that decision will be taken from her. Oliver can't stand to think of Grace married to another, but he isn't free to marry her. He is called away for an emergency and in his absence, Grace meets someone that she feels that she will be able to tolerate, and is now engaged. Oliver can't let that happen, but what can he do? It would disgrace both of their families if they were to run off to marry. Can Grace's great uncle fix this one?
Hfowler More than 1 year ago
Review: This one was cute and not as tame or innocent than the first Ava Stone book, Lady Patience's Christmas Kitten, I read, which was a plus. I don't like tame romances. Their story was sad, how they had to spend 4 years apart even though they both knew the other loved them. Their circumstances did make for a strong and believable conflict. It made the plot line more dramatic and intense at times. I'm happy they got their happy ending, though I do feel sorry for Daniel, her fiance. The Duke of Danby plays a role in bringing the couple together and the how he did it was original and tricky, I loved it. The scene where he finds out he is free from the betrothal he did not want was priceless. Overall, cute story, not a big page turner, but enjoyable all the same. Copy gifted in exchange for an honest review.
ajenkins979 More than 1 year ago
I'm actually not sure how I feel about this book yet. It was really fast paced and enjoyable at the beginning. The fast paced continued through out the story, but my interest faded away. I did like Mr. Lacy until the near the end, however he did have every right to act like he did. Yet he didn't believe Grace when she was trying to talk to him. I know Grace was always in love with Oliver, but their situation was very hard to live with. I actually do wish he had left her alone though until it could change he made them both miserable. He truly had no right to be mad about Mr. Lacy *I received my copy in exchange for an honest review
DianeD141 More than 1 year ago
I have a confession (of a sort) to make. I rarely read the book blurbs or reviews. I buy a book because I know/like the author or cover picture. That’s why I picked up this book. Well, you can imagine my surprise that when I started reading I met some familiar and beloved characters – the Post triplets and the match-meddling Duke of Danby. I know who they are, but you certainly don’t have to know anything about them to enjoy this story. Lady Grace Post is about to become engaged. At least she thought so until her love, Oliver, heir to the Earl of Prestwood shows up at her home. Instead of asking her brothers for permission to marry Grace, he has some bad news for Grace. It seems that his father had betrothed Oliver and his two sister years ago. He was engaged to a little girl and there is no way he could marry Grace. Four years later, Grace is using the London season to find a husband. It seems that her ever match-making great uncle, the Duke of Danby, has gotten the 3 Post triplets on his radar screen and Grace wants to beat him to the punch by picking her own husband. He has already matched one of her sisters and she doesn’t want to be the next to go. Throughout the season, Grace keeps coming into contact with Oliver, and it hurts. She still has feelings for him but they can’t act on those feelings. She sets her sites on Daniel Lacy, a nice friendly gentleman. It’s not a love match but most ton marriages aren’t. Oliver has been in the country with his family. His sister’s husband was killed and his sister was too sick and pregnant to move. When the family is finally able to move back to Oliver’s estate (neighboring Grace’s brother’s) Oliver finds that not only is Grace betrothed but she will be married within the week. This is where the Duke of Danby comes in. He has been working his magic behind the scenes since last Christmas. Trying to get his mind off the upcoming wedding, Oliver sorts through his mail and finds the note he could only have dreamed about – his betrothal was broken. Of course, this news comes on the day before Grace’s wedding. Can Grace and Oliver find their Happily Ever After? Will Grace disappoint a man she likes to marry a man she loves? Ava Stone, has a winning way with story-telling and her work on the Post family and the Duke of Danby stories are always a delicious tidbit of reading enjoyment. These characters float through numerous novellas and collections and yet, each story can stand on its own as an enjoyable read. I received an advanced copy of this book in return for an honest review.
evna777 More than 1 year ago
Grace's heart shattered the moment Oliver told her they can't be married. From that moment on, Grace kept antagonizing him on their encounters. It was difficult for her to know that the man she loved can't be with her. Duke of Danby, her great-uncle, was known to play matchmaker for the family that she decided to elude it by getting a husband of her own choice. It seemed difficult to find until Mr. Lacy. He's pleasant enough but deep - inside Grace knew that no man can instill the fire like Oliver did. Oliver was heart-broken when he heard that Grace was getting married to another man. Supposedly, he can't blame her for doing so but that didn't mean he would like it. But was there another way? I really like the story line with some twist and it was quite humorous in the end. Even though, there are some characters from the previous books, you won't get lost with it. It was explained well enough. Grace and Oliver were honest with their feelings and they weren't hiding it at all which was a refreshing change to what I normally read. There were issues and scandals from each of the family which I enjoyed immensely. If you have read other stories with Duke of Danby, you will definitely enjoy this story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Story+a+bit+short%2C+but+couldn%27t++wait+to+see+how+it+ended.+So+we%27ll+worth+a+few+hours+of+escape%21
jacks More than 1 year ago
I had a tough time getting into this one. I found the story line choppy at times (almost like it was abridged and things were left out) and I really didn't like either the hero or heroine. I found them both weak and at times very selfish. Not my cup of tea. ** My thanks to the author for an e-copy of this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Booring
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"I'm in a good mood today, so i will let you choose what we shall practice"