A Most Inconvenient Wish by Eileen Richards (2016)
THE BEST LAID PLANS COME FROM THE HEART… Sophia Townsend has watched both of her sisters find love and settle into idyllic married lives. But raised to believe that her greatest purpose is to advance the family's fortunes, Sophia has grander ambitions when it comes to choosing a husband. She's never lacked for suitors, but now she finds herself running out of time. Her last and best hope is Lord Bateman—and she has only a few days to secure his proposal.
Ian McDonald has long been a friend of the Townsend family and has watched Sophia with amusement over the years. A Scot and sheep farmer, Ian has done well for himself, but holds little social standing. Yet just as he's realised his love for Sophia, she has set her sights on another man. Nevertheless, Ian is determined to win her. He has a bold plan in mind, but when he and Sophia encounter one another at the legendary Fairy Steps, a most inconvenient wish is accidentally made—and neither could possibly guess the happy outcome…
Sophia and Ian finally get their happily ever after in this third instalment of a most adorable series.
Sophie was my least favourite of the sisters as she is a social snob and sharp tongued. She is attracted to Ian who has been in love for her for three years but deems him unsuitable and not good enough because he is a sheep farmer and lives too far away from London society. As the story unfolds, Sophie begins to mellow in her outlook on life and begins to see how she and Ian could make a good match.
I loved watching the pair squabble. Ian has the patience of a saint but he knows how to rile up Sophie in a flirtatious and entertaining way.
Watching the pair finally get their act together was hugely enjoyable.
I also liked the fact that there was a subplot where Sophie and Ian schemed together to overcome the obstacles blocking another young couple from being together. Again, the little bit of suspense at the end of the book had me engrossed.
I loved this whole series so much; Eileen Richards is now a firm favourite and auto buy author for me.