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Book Review: The Lady Tempts an Heir (The Gilded Age Heiresses #3) by Harper St. George

The Lady Tempts an Heir (The Gilded Age Heiresses #3)
by Harper St. George
February 22, 2022
One of Oprah Daily’s Most Anticipated Romances of 2022!

A fake engagement brings together a lady with bold and daring dreams, and the heir whose heart she captured—perfect for fans of Bridgerton!

Tall, dark, and brooding—to say that American Maxwell Crenshaw stood out in the glittering ballrooms of London is an understatement. He vowed never to set foot in England again, but when a summons from his father along with an ultimatum to secure his legacy has him crossing the Atlantic for the last time, reuniting him with the delectable Lady Helena March, he can’t deny the temptation she presents. Or the ideas she inspires…
Lady Helena March is flirting with scandal. Instead of spending her time at teas and balls in search of another husband, as is expected of a young widow, Helena pours her energy into The London Home for Young Women. But Society gives no quarter to unmarried radicals who associate with illegitimate children and fallen women, and Helena’s funding is almost run out. So when the sinfully seductive Crenshaw heir suggests a fake engagement to save them both—him from an unwanted marriage and her from scorn and financial ruin—Helena finds herself too fascinated to refuse the sexy American.
As their arrangement of convenience melts oh so deliciously into nights of passion, their deception starts to become real. But if Max knew the true reason Helena can never remarry, he wouldn’t look at her with such heat in his eyes. Or might the Crenshaw heir be willing to do whatever it takes to win the one woman he’s never been able to forget…

The Lady Tempts and Heir is the third novel centred on the American nouveau riche Crenshaw family. Maxwell Crenshaw, male heir to Crenshaw Iron Works, finally understands the plight of his sisters. His father is forcing him to marry before he can take the helm of the family business. Wishing to ensure the future of Crenshaw Iron Works, an ultimatum is issued: Max must be married by the end of the year. Wanting to eschew marriage altogether, Maxwell approaches a friend of sorts, Lady Helena March. A widow, Helena spends her time administering her charity, a home with a host of wraparound services for unwed mothers. The work is daunting, as are the financial burdens. Maxwell offers his financial support and societal influence to Helena’s charity in exchange for a false engagement. With his ailing father appeased, Maxwell can take the helm of Crenshaw Iron. The plotting pair plan for their engagement to fizzle once it has served its purpose. But as time passes, the planned fizzle becomes an inferno.

The Gilded Age Heiresses is a historical romance series smartly written for the contemporary female reader. While the setting is stiflingly restrictive for its female players, St. George writes bold heroines continually questioning the status quo. We can simmer in the pleasurably guilty reading experience without scoffing (overmuch) at the helplessness of the female characters. I have loved all three installments in this series and cannot wait for the next.

Review: The Heiress Gets a Duke (The Gilded Age Heiresses Book 1)
Review: The Devil and the Heiress (The Gilded Age Heiresses #2)

Five Sheep

Bianca Greenwood

About the Author:
Harper St. George was raised in the rural backwoods of Alabama and along the tranquil coast of northwest Florida. It was a setting filled with stories of the old days that instilled in her a love of history, romance, and adventure. By high school, she had discovered the historical romance novel, which combined all of those elements into one perfect package. She has been hooked ever since.

She lives in the Atlanta area with her family. She would love to hear from you. Please visit her website at and connect with her on Facebook at


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