Worth: Lord of Reckoning (Lonely Lords #11) by Grace Burrowes

Worth Lord Of Reckoning (The Lonely Lords Book 11)


Consummate man of business and rake at large, Worth Kettering, repairs to his country estate to sort out his familial situation, trusting the ever efficient (though as yet unmet) housekeeper, Jacaranda Wyeth, will provide his family a pleasant summer retreat. To his surprise, his household is manage by a quick-witted, violet-eyed beauty who’s his match in many regards.

As Jacaranda and Worth become enamored, the family she’s kept hidden from him, the financial clients Worth feels singularly protective of, and the ragged state of affairs between Worth and his estranged older brother Hessian all conspire to keep Worth and Jacaranda apart. Worth must choose between love and profit, and Jacaranda must decide between loyalty to her family, and the love of a man who values her above all others.


Worth: Lord of Reckoning was a really fun read. I was expecting Worth to be a bit more of a ladies man since the synopsis says he is a rake, but I never really saw him that way. He was kind to people in need, helping lots of people with their money and investing it for them and such, but he never came across as the playboy ladies man I was expecting.

At the beginning of the story Worth finds out he has a sister he never knew about. He must pick her up at school and take her home. Since he now has this sister to care for he sends her and his niece (whom he is guardian of) to stay in his country home. He doesn't frequent his country home often. In fact he has not been there in the past 5 years that Jacaranda has been working there. Oh that first meeting between the two of them was amazing! Both think the other is older than they are so they don't realize who the other is at first. So much fun!

Worth from the start seems to really care about Jacaranda. He is attracted to her for sure, but he also just enjoys her company. He loves how she verbally spars with him and he is just so sweet. He does fumble a bit, offending her at times, but his intentions are always good. He wants her to be happy. He wants whatever will accomplish that even if it is not exactly what he wants. He wants to marry her and live forever by her side, but she keeps refusing.

Jacaranda has some secrets that no one knows. She hasn't been completely honest with Worth about who she is and she knows she will be leaving at the end of the summer to go back home to her family. Her step-mom is a nightmare and for some reason needs Jacaranda to come home and take care of her brothers and sister. I didn't really understand why, even at the end, she felt like she had to do it. I know, so things don't fall into disrepair, but her siblings are grown men. They should be able to figure it out themselves. Anyways she keeps trying to not get too attached to Worth since she knows she must leave him, but she falls for him anyways. They two of them were great together. I just loved how amazing Worth was. He is one of the kindest guys I have read in a book. He truly cares about others, even those less fortunate than him. He was a wonderful person and he fits so well with Jacaranda. I loved this story. Now to find more by this author.

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★1/2

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