A Civil Contract is a really good book. It is the sort of book you can read over and over. I know because I have! This was I think the 7th time I read it.
I like having books like that for when I’m sick or really tired and have trouble concentrating. When you are feeling bad you don’t want something that you have to think about or that takes a lot of energy. You want something comfortable.
This is one of those books. It is entertaining but doesn’t require a lot of thought. Perfect for snuggling up in the recliner for an afternoon.
This one is about a Nobleman who’s father dies suddenly leaving him with a lot of debts and a couple of sisters to provide for. He is going to have to sell his ancestral home and will still have debts.
His “man of business” tells him he should marry a heiress to keep from losing everything. He doesn’t like that idea. The father of the girl he had planned to wed agrees with this though and sends a rich man he knows to talk to him.
He marries the rich mans daughter and in the end that turns out to be the best thing he could have done. There is lots of interesting story before you get to the end though.
I love most of Goergette Heyers other romances too. They do not have any heavy sex scenes and her characters are almost all likable and the few are that not are the bad guys. Which makes it fun to dislike them.
If you like clean romances check this book out and any other of her books you come across. Most libraries have a few. She wrote some mysteries that are pretty good too.