Lisa Berne’s Penhallow Dynasty continues with a pair of star-crossed childhood friends who meet again years later—and find love where they least expect it . . .
Katherine Brooke may be a fabulously wealthy heiress, but she’s trapped, a pawn in her parents’ ruthless game to marry her into the nobility. Then Captain Hugo Penhallow—so charming, as handsome as a Greek god—comes into her life once more, and suddenly she sees a chance to be free.
As a Penhallow, his is one of the highest names in the land, but still his family is facing ruin. So Katherine boldly proposes an exchange: his name for her money. But only if Hugo understands it’s merely a practical arrangement, and that she’s not surrendering herself entirely.
Back from eight years in America and determined to give his younger siblings a better life, Hugo agrees. He’s never fallen in love, so why not? Yet neither of them guesses that this marriage will become far, far more than they ever dreamed of . . .
About the Author
Lisa Berne read her first Georgette Heyer book at fourteen, and was instantly captivated. Later, she was a graduate student, a teacher, and a grant writer — and is now an author of historical romance, with her first three books set in Regency-era Britain. She lives with her family in the Pacific Northwest.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
1.5 stars? I loved the idea of a marriage contract slash childhood friends to more story. I was especially excited after seeing several high reviews already posted. Sadly this one was disappointing. I didn’t like Katherine. She’s a spoiled brat and definitely acts like one. I understand that her home life is arguably horrible, but I would have thought it made her nicer towards people, not so hateful. Hugo has potential, but he’s so laid back and it came across as not caring about anything. Even when he talks about the things he’s passionate about, those feelings didn’t come across. Plot wise, it felt like I was reading 5 different stories. Everything was disjointed and with so many characters and plot points and random POVs scattered about, the story didn’t flow. The chemistry was just okay, but I never saw the relationship go from friendship to love. Oh, and the random French words thrown about were quite annoying. Overall, it had a lot of potential. I liked the synopsis and how Katherine wanted control of her situation. For me, it was a bit of a struggle to read and I’m not sure why I didn’t DNF. I will not be reading any others of the series. **Huge thanks to Avon Books for providing the arc free of charge**