Gentlemen of Fortune Series #3: Mills and Boon Historical
Author: Deborah Hale
Betrayed by his first wife, Simon Grimshaw won’t marry again. But sultry nights in Singapore can be lonely–nothing a beautiful English mistress wouldn’t fix!Bethan Conway answers an advert to become a wife, believing it will help her secret search for her missing brother. But Simon isn’t the ugly old man she was expecting. He’s a hot-blooded bachelor who wants a woman in his bed–a position Bethan’s more and more tempted to fill!
This is a historical romance set in the busy streets of Singapore. Simon Grimshaw was betrayed in marriage, so he did not want to get married again. He asks his business partner to look for a companion for him. This is how Bethan Conway finds herself on the shores of Singapore. She accepts this opportunity as he wants to look for her brother. Bethan is not fluent in English, which is why she comes with an impression that she is going to marry Simon.
The story line, although interesting, is predictable. But the author’s writing gives a fresh life to the story. She describes the setting, food, life and much more in such detail that the reader feels they are on a journey.
The character sketch is quite good. All the characters are etched out wonderfully. The best part is the author has given time and space to all characters, even side characters. The pace of the story is perfect, and the storyline flows seamlessly throughout.
Although this is the fourth book in the series, I have not read the other books. But, I had not issue understanding what was going on so this book can be read as a standalone as well. This is a good read for those who are looking for a light read.
All in all, I rate this book a 3 out of 4.