A friend's newspaper advertisement for a groom nets the most famous actor in London, Arthur Bex. Shy heiress Ester Croome proposes to elope with the handsome man, who she's secretly loved for two years, in order to escape an impending engagement arranged by her overbearing family.
Trying to outlive the shadow of his villainous uncle, Bex needs to marry quickly—to a woman of good character. And smart, beautiful Ester fits the bill. But a harrowing trip to Gretna Green and dangerous abolition rallies prove to be a more treacherous stage than either imagined. Infatuation and a mutual love for Shakespeare might not be enough to bind a couple looking to outrun the chains and secrets of family and the past.
Each book in the Advertisements for Love series is STANDALONE:
* The Bittersweet Bride
* The Bashful Bride
* The Butterfly Bride
* The Bewildered Bride
The bashful bride
The prequel to this series is what had me interested in continuing to read all 5 books. In my opinion this story had the opportunity to be a great read if, it wasn’t for the fact, that she dragged it on far to long, by repeating over and over bout Arthur past. We get the point in the 1st chapter that he has a history yet every chapter it took up too much time repeating it again and again and oops yet again. Then Ester didn’t deserve Arthur she was so annoying.