How to Fall for the Wrong Man
This was my first Harmony Williams book. I enjoyed her
writing and the overall premise of the book. The action takes place over a two
week period when Edwin and Mary enter into a fake engagement that suits both
their short term needs.
I liked Edwin. He may not be verbal about his attraction for
Mary for much of the book but his actions make it clear he is; and Williams
certainly knows how to write intimate scenes. The interactions between Edwin,
Mary and the servants are fun and offer light relief throughout the book.
However, I developed an early dislike for Mary and was never
able to shake it. Mary might be a saviour to animals and people less fortunate
than herself, but she is often rude; and her selfishness and wilful ignorance
of the needs and desires of the people around her makes for an unlikeable
character. It wasn’t until around the
80% mark that she lowered her walls and showed some vulnerability and
compassion to those around her. It was too late in coming for me.
I also feel that some plot threads were abandoned leaving me
with more questions than answers. Nevertheless, I did enjoy the writing enough
that I would be interested in reading another book by the author.