I always look forward to Harper St. George’s books. I know I will get a quality, well-written book with vivid characters and passionate romance. I love The Gilded Age Heiresses and had looked forward to Max and Helena’s story. Unfortunately, I felt this book lacked the urgency and connection the first two books showcased brilliantly.
First, I will advise a trigger warning for infertility, which I personally do not like to read. There is also an off-page encounter with Helena’s first husband that made me uncomfortable. I would have liked more certainty between Max and Helena. There was too much back and forth between wanting and pushing away. The indecisiveness between the couple was tiresome at times. The ending also left me disappointed and wanting.
With that being said, I will admit I am being super critical due to the excellent quality of the first two books. Both of those books were five-star reads. I did enjoy the characters. The writing style and dialogue were exquisite, and the plot flowed nicely. In these elements, I am never disappointed in this author.
The Lady Tempts An Heir is the third book in The Gilded Age Heiresses series. I believe in any series the individual books ebb and flow. Personally this installment didn’t spark my fascination like the first two books. I will recommend this book due to its excellent writing. All my concerns did not detract from the sparkling world that Harper St. George has created. It is truly quality work; however, it is not my pick of the three novels. I look forward to the next book in the series and will definitely be reading it.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advance copy of this book through Netgalley and the publisher. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Release Date: February 22, 2022