Reluctant Guardianby Published 10 Oct 2019
A rundown southern plantation is the setting for this sweet and clean historical romance brought to you by Amazon bestselling author, Kristy K. James
What readers are saying about Reluctant Guardian
~ I was pleasantly surprised to find that the characters captivated me from the start. The story is entertaining and suspenseful. ~
~ Just finished reading this book I enjoyed it very much. I loved the compassion that the author made sure the reader grasped and also the length that when you truly love anyone you will go to. ~
~ I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Its premise is fresh and well thought out. The characters are likeable and believable. ~
She's lost almost everyone and everything she cared about...
After a heartbreaking tragedy leaves Devon O'Leary and her brother alone in the world, news of an unexpected inheritance offers hope for a new beginning. But when they arrive in Charleston, they discover a vengeful grandfather has set the stage so that no matter which course they choose, they cannot win. To make matters worse, their dashingly handsome guardian - a rake in sheep's clothing – seems bent on ensuring their financial ruin. Devon's brother is prepared to do whatever it takes to keep their home, and she vows to do everything in her power to help. The question is, will it be enough?
The one thing he's ever wanted is finally within his reach...
Though Tristan Montgomery hated Lucas O'Leary for years, he always coveted the land adjoining his. Now, if he can bring himself to agree to the terms of a cruel will, in two years’ time, it will be his. But in order to gain the prize, he must to agree to take responsibility for the grandchildren he's prepared to hate on sight. To his dismay, however, he finds he actually likes his new charges. And while the thought of throwing them out of their family home fills him with guilt, giving up his dream is not an option.
"Reluctant Guardian" Reviews
Before I even started reading this book, the cover had me a little scared. It made it seem like a very old, boring, chick novel. Well, that was kind of true, but Kristy K. James spun it in a way that made it both old and new, and it turned into an exciting read. Within the first 20 pages or so I was all caught up in the story and wanting to know what happened next.
But though it was a good book, it felt like it needed a lot of work, like maybe it was a first draft or something. The writing was slightly dull, and the characters quite simple. At one point I felt an overload of characters where I think five new people were introduced in just four pages, and the love story happened way too quickly. Nonetheless, I thought that overall it was a good read. If you're looking for a simple book with a good plot to read, I suggest Reluctant Guardian.
I only occasionally read historical novels the time period formula just doesn't hold my attention. However I love Kristy's writing and when I like an Author I read all of there books. This was another good story. I love her characters and her sense of humor. No matter what time period she's writing in the emotion she brings to the story draws me in to the very end. Another great bunch of characters.
A fun read, if not historically accurate!
This was a great plot to read! True, the author didn't quite do enough research, but what do you expect for free? It held my attention quite well!
I love Historical Romances and this one definitely didn't disappoint...
Except, there were no..."love scenes": in the book. So I find myself in a strange position of actually LIKING a YA romance! It doesn't happen very often so my surprise is warranted.
The 'Reluctant Guardian' is about 20 year old Devon and her 18 year old brother...according to the terms of her Grandfathers will Tristian (a neighbor) is to act as their guardian...
The book is completely predictable with the only surprise being at the end...BUT, it's a really fun read.
I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a historical romance. Period. Yeah yeah...no "fun" scenes...but it was great non-the-less.
This was a pretty good and fun book. The characters were very likable and easy to get to know. Devon was a great mixture of strong woman and someone suffering from grief - and still acting her age. Tristan is a good man who is a bit volatile in his emotions but still sweet. The plot has potential to be more than it was. Obstacles would appear and then quickly resolve themselves, leaving you wondering what was actually going to stay and cause any problems for the happily ever after. It took a while to figure out what was going to happen overall instead of little issues of life coming up. I would have preferred it to take a little longer and allow the characters to learn and grow through them. It was still an enjoyable read, though the over-use of italics made it hard to get through at times.