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~Free Pdf ♭ Engagement of Convenience ☲ Two adventurous spirits Julia Howard longs for the freedom her inheritance will bring her but with her controlling brother holding the purse strings, she s going to need a most convenient engagement An encounter in the woods with a dashing stranger couldn t be timely Wounded, his life at sea at an end, Captain James Covington isn t prepared for the dull ache of civilian life He sees in Julia a fellow adventurous spirit willing to risk all Could agreeing to her outrageous proposal help him recapture a reason to live as they face the biggest adventure of all marriage Written with plenty of flair, elan and verve, Engagement of Convenience is an exceptional and enjoyable Regency romance from a new writer for Harlequin Historicals Georgie Lee.Julia Howard is no ordinary Regency miss A spirited young lady who isat home riding horses and managing the family estate than attending balls and having tea with esteemed dowagers, Julia s life revolves around her family and Knollwood, the ancestral country pile that is her most treasured possession Whilst other Written with plenty of flair, elan and verve, Engagement of Convenience is an exceptional and enjoyable Regency romance from a new writer for Harlequin Historicals Georgie Lee.Julia Howard is no ordinary Regency miss A spirited young lady who isat home riding horses and managing the family estate than attending balls and having tea with esteemed dowagers, Julia s life revolves around her family and Knollwood, the ancestral country pile that is her most treasured possession Whilst other girls of her station yearn to be swept off their feet by a suitable bridegroom, Julia cannot think of anything she d like less than being saddled with a dull husband and being forced to do nothingtaxing than knit or embroider Giving up her freedom and independence is not something the resolute Miss Howard has ever considered, but when the dashing James Covington comes to stay at Knollwood, Julia begins to realize that her resolve to stay stubbornly single is slowly crumbling under the handsome captain s penetrating gaze Back in England after an injury had forced him to give up the army career that had been his life, James Covington was looking forward to spending a couple of days at his friend George s family home, Knollwood, before figuring out what he was going to do next Still bearing the painful scars of a relationship that had left him broken hearted, James had built a wall around himself and vowed never to let anything or anyone close to him ever again Having been compelled by his career to travel all around the world at a moment s notice, James had never given much thought to marriage until he claps eyes on the unconventional Miss Howard Julia is as far removed from the kind of woman he usually goes for as it is possible to get Yet, there is something about stubbornly vivacious Julia that draws him to her like a moth to a flame Whilst Julia cannot deny the fact that she is attracted to the handsome Captain Covington, she mustn t allow herself to become distracted by her inconvenient attraction Although she has given her heart and soul to Knollwood, she knows that it s only a matter of time until her brother becomes the rightful owner of the estate which she loves with all her heart Julia wants to have her own property and be the mistress of her own house When Cable Grange, the neighbouring estate, is put on the market, Julia vows to do anything to make her dream of owning her own land a reality including marriage And there s a perfect candidate for the position of bridegroom right under her nose Captain James Covington.A marriage of convenience would solve both of their problems in one fell swoop But neither James nor Julia were prepared for the maelstrom of emotions that consumed them after one simple kiss Regency fans should make room on their keeper shelves because Georgie Lee is set to become a favourite with readers looking for passionate, enthralling and evocative historical romances A searingly emotional and highly compelling tale of dangerous secrets, unexpected desire and irresistible temptation, Engagement of Convenience is an engrossing page turner with plenty of dramatic twists and turns, nail biting intrigue and heart pounding romance.With an enterprising heroine readers will love, a gorgeous hero they ll adore and plenty of action, passion and adventure to keep them on the edge of their seats, Engagement of Convenience is a first rate historical romance that has winner written all over it This review was originally published on Cataromance I didn t care about any of the characters and found most of them annoying I found it difficult to believe in any of the characters or the story, I got about 70 pages in then skipped to half way through because I was bored. Dnf Daniella s review posted on Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews4 STARSI have to say that Regency Romance by Harlequin has stepped up to the plate and hit a home run This is not your old, 1970 s Regency book It is fresh and sexy The way Georgie Lee has written this, I fell in love with the characters and basically everything from the first page.The characters aren t stereotypical and Julia Howard was so spunky and non Edwardian in what she wanted out of her life Captain James Covington was a true Daniella s review posted on Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews4 STARSI have to say that Regency Romance by Harlequin has stepped up to the plate and hit a home run This is not your old, 1970 s Regency book It is fresh and sexy The way Georgie Lee has written this, I fell in love with the characters and basically everything from the first page.The characters aren t stereotypical and Julia Howard was so spunky and non Edwardian in what she wanted out of her life Captain James Covington was a true Alpha male who I fell for from the beginning These two characters were so exciting and so fun that I couldn t wait to turn the page Refreshing and vibrant Truly, this is what Regency romance should be this book should be considered the definition of this genre.There was romance wrapped up in a beautiful historical storyline that never stuttered or wavered but continued to draw me into the Edwardian era.Georgie Lee, I applaud you for writing such a beautiful love story that needed to be written These two people were so passionate And people thought this era was blas and boring ha This book starts off well Contrary to most romances involving soldiers, this focuses on a Naval Captain Covington Jim is the quintessential hero, except he has an injury that has forced him to give up his commission This injury was not really life threatening, so it was kind of misplaced Julia wants Cable Grange, a parcel of land fallen in disrepair She wants her own estate and is willing to go to any level to get it She s only twenty one and often she sounds like a child.The story starts This book starts off well Contrary to most romances involving soldiers, this focuses on a Naval Captain Covington Jim is the quintessential hero, except he has an injury that has forced him to give up his commission This injury was not really life threatening, so it was kind of misplaced Julia wants Cable Grange, a parcel of land fallen in disrepair She wants her own estate and is willing to go to any level to get it She s only twenty one and often she sounds like a child.The story starts off well and is written with lovely prose, fantastic setting of the three hills and countryside The problem, was that the engagement idea and plan gets hatched only in chapter 7 which is halfway through the book So, the entire, engagement, which is the primary plot shows up much much later Its a very quick read, but it could have been amazing Captain Covington is the perfect hero I couldn t stop cheering for Julia and James They are a couple searching for their soul mates, and Georgie Lee leads them on a wild chase to admit they ve found each other I thoroughly enjoyed Engagement of Convenience and found the characters, setting and situations believable and intriguing You ll enjoy it, too I thought this book was wonderful I could completely understand why Julia felt the way she did about her family It s all about how things come across to another person, which is not always the way things are intended She and James were great together I always enjoy a wounded hero I would like to read a story about Paul His story would be a great adventure Lee s novel hits the sweet spot for those seeking a traditional read innocent young woman, worldly naval captain, devious cousins, a matchmaking uncle and enough miscommunication to be enjoyable RT Book Reviews I had read the first half of this novel and realised that not much had happened But also, I thought the book as a whole was a bit of a let down Not enjoyable for me a little boring too.