Title: Noble Intentions
Author: Andrew Grey
Release Date: December 12, 2016
Robert Ashton is in for the surprise of a lifetime. His mother, a bit of a rebel, raised him away from the rest of the family, and it’s not until he’s contacted by his lawyer about an inheritance that he learns who he truly is: the new Earl of Hantford. His legacy includes ownership of the historic Ashton Park Estate—which needs repairs Robert cannot afford. He’ll simply do what the nobility has done for centuries when in need of money. He’ll marry it.
Tech wizard Daniel Fabian is wealthy and successful. In fact, he has almost everything—except a title to make him worthy in the eyes of the old-money snobs he went to prep school with. His high school reunion is looming, and he’s determined to attend it as a member of the aristocracy.
That’s where Robert comes in.
Daniel has the money, Robert has the name, and both of them know they can help each other out. But their marriage of convenience has the potential to become a real love match—unless a threat to Daniel’s business ruins everything.
Daniel is a self-made man. He grew up poor but his mother pushed and encouraged her kids to become more. She worked hard to get them scholarships to private schools and then to prestigious colleges. Both of her kids have made something of themselves, but when Daniel gets a call about an upcoming reunion with his private school classmates, he's reminded that he doesn't have the privilege and last names of those he went to school with and is dreading going. His assistant recommends that he finds a date to take to the reunion and sets him up with a matchmaker. Just hours after meeting with her, she calls him with someone he has to meet.
Barrister Robert Ashton is surprised to find out that his uncle has died and he's inherited the title of Earl. Along with the title, he's inherited two properties that have been in his family for ten generations. He's taken to view the properties which are both in disrepair. He's overwhelmed with the repairs needed and unable to pay for them. When discussing what to do with the properties, including selling, his mother throws the crazy suggestion of marrying for money, much like families have done for generations. Robert is not interested in her suggestion and doesn't think the plan will work, but his mother sets him up with a matchmaker. The matchmaker introduces him to Daniel Fabian. The two men meet and find a connection, and decide to spend more time together. By the end of their second day together, they've both agreed to marry so they each get what they want. Daniel will get a title and Robert will get the money and help to restore the estate.
I loved both Robert and Daniel's characters. They were good guys with big hearts, and aren't afraid of hard work. Though neither realize it, they're both looking for that connection they find in each other and family. The story is written from both characters' POV, and at one point Robert referred to an object in a way that only someone from England would and I realized what a spectacular job the author did of providing distinct voices for each character.
Once I started reading this book, I was drawn into it and hated to put it down! It's such a beautiful story with a great ending. This will be one I read over and over! I highly recommend you read Robert and Daniel's story, I'm sure you'll fall in love with them too!
Rating: 5 ++++++ stars!