Miss Merton's Last Hope
Book 4, Miss Mayhem
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Over the years, Melanie Merton has used every trick and ruse to repel overeager gentlemen callers without ever revealing the real reason she won’t say yes to an offer of marriage. When neighbor Walter George jumps to her defense against slurs cast by suitor number twelve, he also pries into her past—uncovering the circumstances around a tragic loss in her childhood and her aversion to being touched by anyone. But even protective Walter must be kept at a distance for his own good, because despite a growing attraction between them, Melanie must deny him too.
Unlike other men his age in Brighton, Walter George hadn’t considered Melanie Merton for a wife because he was convinced he’d never have a chance to impress his haughty neighbor. But that was before he understood her better, before he uncovered why she kept friends and suitors alike at bay. The right husband could restore the woman he sees into some semblance of the fun-loving child of his memory, but would Walter stand a chance or become just another unlucky suitor?
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Miss Merton’s Last Hope is the fourth and final novella in the Miss Mayhem Series. Other titles are:
Book 1: Miss Watson’s First Scandal
Book 2: Miss George’s Second Chance
Book 3: Miss Radley’s Third Dare
Heather Boyd's stories come from the heart.
Looks can be deceiving. Melanie Merton is a conundrum. The "Ice Queen" of society perplexes many. Through no fault of her own she never lacks for male attention. People see her outer beauty but are put off by her disposition. To Melanie the outside is just window dressing, it does not hide the ugliness that she has struggled to overcome for years. Events in her past have caused her to close off her emotions. The riddle of Melanie Merton intrigues Walter George. With understanding, patience, care and love these two may find the happiness neither thought existed. A heartbreaking story with a happy ending. I received an ARC of Miss Merton's Last Hope by Heather Boyd for an honest review. Heather Boyd's stories come from the heart.