LORD BACHELOR                                          TAMMY L. BAILEY

Edmund Rushwood is a single English lord in possession of a great fortune who is in desperate need of a rich wife.

In accordance with his father’s will, Edmund has until he turns twenty-six to find a wealthy bride or lose his vast inheritance. To retain his selfish lifestyle, he agrees to join an American dating game show to find the woman who can save him. He doesn’t bargain on meeting Abby Forester, an impoverished, spirited American woman who is content to live out her father’s dreams in his vintage record shop.

With covert intervention from an unlikely source, Abby lands on the dating game show as one of Edmund’s potential brides. As their worlds entangle and love begins to bloom, Abby discovers Edmund cannot marry her and retain his wealth at the same time. Will love keep them together, or will greed triumph and tear them apart?

     This was one of those books, you know the ones, that you start reading and you just get engulfed in it.  The characters Abby Forester, is a college student and shop owner of vinyl recorders.  Her father left her a half owner of it.  She is just a young, lonely, romantic girl trying to get by.
     You see her mother passed when she was younger and her father always felt somewhat guilty never giving her another mother.  So, he hastily brought an evil lady to their lives.  She may have had bloodline but she had no culture no morals.  Luckily, he never married her but he did give her half of the business.  But she had Raify to help her handle the burdens of each day with Kendra.
     So, when her father fell ill she quit school to care for him and this evil woman was nowhere to be found except when she came by to tell him he was lazy and to take money from the till.  Then, of course, when she had to show the public she was the mourning girlfriend at the funeral needing assistance to walk and everything.
     When one night she goes to help her friend Tommy at his bar who was shorthanded and an ex-classmate is there with a friend.  She disliked Will a lot.  Wanted to avoid his table at all cost he thought he could buy his way through life.  Not her.  But his friend she couldn’t seem to stop eyeing. 
     Now this guy, Lord Edmond Rushwood, he had money, looks, and tons of the women in the bar dropping off their numbers to him.  When she gets back up to the bar she’s told one of the waitresses is on a break and needs to go to their table.  She says, NO!  Tommy says, Yes!  So, she goes.
     She ignores Will and engages Edmond who right away starts flirting.  The way she and he banter is titillating for both of them.  After a while, Will makes his presence known when she goes to get their drinks he tells Edmond to let it go she is not worth the effort.  And that he won’t get first base.  That was like flying the red flag in front of a bull.
     You see Edmond was in the states to find a wealthy wife to marry and one with a good bloodline.  He needed one per his father's will.  All before his 26th birthday in three months.  As the evening went on he became more intrigued with Abby.  But Will kept him focused.
     Then Will came up with having him be on the game show he hosted but for him, they could change the name to “Love Bachelor” who finds a bride.  All through this, he can’t stop thinking of Abby.  Then there is an altercation at the bar between a rugby player and Abby and Edmond goes to help.  He gets her out of the way.  She likes it but she doesn’t.  Which only wins him over more.  To the point of tracking her down.

     This is a modern-day fairy tale.  So, cute.  Well played out.  Abby’s character was under no delusions but wanted to keep hope and sometimes it worked and sometimes it didn’t.  She wanted to believe that romance existed.  Edmond surprised me is all I am going to say.  I give this book: 5 stars.  Provided by netgalley.com.  Follow us at: www.1rad-readerreviews.com. 

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