Timothy Mayfield is ready to marry for love, but, since his personal finances are thinner than he’d like, he knows he’ll also need to find a wife with wealth. After receiving an unexpected inheritance, Timothy’s circumstances change, and he is free to pursue his “perfect woman”—one with blonde hair, blue eyes, a light laugh, arched eyebrows, elegant fingers, and a dazzling smile, among nearly twenty other characteristics.
Maryann Morrington doesn’t match anything on Timothy’s list—except for wealth. An heiress in her own right, she is tired of men pursuing her only for her money. But at nearly twenty-two years old, and not a particularly stunning beauty, she can’t be as picky as her friend Timothy is.
The two friends end up playing matchmaker for each other. Timothy will find a decent gentleman for Maryann, and Maryann will prove to Timothy that his “perfect woman” doesn’exist.
Until Miss Shaw comes to London.
Now, with Timothy’s heart captivated by the blonde, blue-eyed beauty, Maryann must decide if she should risk her heart and reveal her true feelings for her friend, or if she should settle for someone else. It’s an up-and-down game of “he loves me, he loves me not” with both hearts and friendship on the line.
Title: Daisies and Devotion by Josi S. Kilpack
Published: May 14th 2019 by Shadow Mountain
Genre: Proper Romance
Stars: 4 Content Rating: Clean
This was such a cute proper romance. It is the next book in The Mayfield series following Promises and Primrose. This series is all about an Uncle Elliot that is a Viscount and has taken it upon himself to find matches for the next generation of Mayfields. He has some sort of deal that will improve each of their lives if only they follow through with whatever condition Elliot has deemed fit to help them become better people. In this case Timothy has to marry for money… until he doesn’t because Uncle Elliot has given him a living. He has a very specific idea of what the perfect woman would be.. until a certain Heiress proves him wrong.
What I loved: The slow torture of both Timothy figuring out his feelings and Maryann not being brave enough to tell Timothy how she feels. The world building in this series has been a good one. I like the length of these proper romances. Not too long but long enough that you get a clear picture and a good story.
What I didn’t love: The slow torture of both Timothy figuring out his feelings and Maryann not being brave enough to tell Timothy how she feels. Ha ha. I know. It was a love/hate thing. I seriously didn’t love it in the best way.
It really was a sweet romance and you got the feeling of how even though it takes them awhile to get there, it will be a love that lasts.
Thanks for reading!