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The Heir and The Enchantress

by Paullett Golden


Some love matches begin with marriage.

Hazel Trethow is infatuated with a notorious rake despite her father’s plans to betroth her to the heir of a wealthy barony. Her scheming to find a love match for her dearest friend and herself turns into a scandal that could ruin them both.

Harold Hobbs returns home from business in India with a plan to save his family from ruin. He does not anticipate his father’s plot to wed him to Miss Trethow. When he meets his intended, sparks fly.

This is the love story of Hazel and Harold as they find love in the most unlikely of places.

Available formats:

(only available in steamy edition)

An Enchantress Novel Book 5


Closed-Door Romance: Sensual flirtation between married couple, light kissing, subtle references to marital intimacy, fade to black, clean language, no angst.


Themes & Triggers: Dementia, homosexuality.

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Tropes: Arranged Marriage, Compromised, Beta Hero, Matchmaker, Lake Setting, Artistry


Romance Genre: Drama

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2021 Readers Favorites 5 Star Rating


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Review Highlights

"There are rare occasions when a plot, characters, dialogue, and backdrop align to make an inspiring book. This is one of those times. This book was a tumultuous, all-encompassing love story. I fell in love with every aspect of this book. The plot was intricate and engaging. I was caught on page one. The story unfolded beautifully at just the right pace. The plot explored a plethora of topics, from family obligations versus responsibility to the delicate intricacies of different types of love. This was an intimate exploration of responsibility and love. I was laughing and crying throughout the entire book. Ms. Golden made me care for these characters; I was 100% invested. I believe the most challenging part in creating a great novel is being able to be authentic. The movement of the plot and characters needs to be organic. This book captures that perfectly. The author created a world that I want to visit again and again."

-Jenna of Reading Rebel Reviews

"The book is, as always, very well-written, nicely-plotted, and delivered at a smooth and even pace. This author always creates wonderfully inviting characters and stories and I have enjoyed everything she’s written. These characters are lovely and their romance is lovely and I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know them. It was fun that the marriage happened early-on in the story and the relationship was built afterward."

-Barbara of Flippin' Pages

"The Heir and The Enchantress is truly an enjoyable read, with the lead characters a couple to love and root for.  The romance and passion unfolds beautifully, and is some of Paullett Golden’s finest writing."

-Rose of Roses are Blue

"I have spent the last 2.5 years waiting for this book and I am so pleased that Golden gave Hazel her time to shine. She is such a fantastic character and she absolutely deserved this sweet, swoon-worthy romance."

-Alana of Dream Come Review

"The Heir and the Enchantress by Paullett Golden is a fantastic historical novel that I enjoyed reading. The plot was unique and the story was flawlessly written. The dialogue flowed effortlessly, and the language was era-appropriate. This novel explored themes like deceit, honor, greed, selflessness, etc."

-Jennifer of Readers Favorite

"Ms. Golden is a talented writer who teases out details about the characters that keep you turning the pages until the end."

-Debra of Two Ends of the Pen

"I greatly enjoyed this lighthearted tale. The characters are very well written and I found myself invested in their story and their conflicts."

-Julie of Bookshelf Adventures

"The Heir and the Enchantress is emotionally satisfying and delivers an optimistic ending. The unpredictable plot is rife with secrets, obstacles, and family challenges. The complex characters' strengths and weaknesses make the drama believable. Her tasteful portrayal of desire made me melt. I loved every aspect of this book and am happy to give it 5 stars. I recommend it to people who enjoy historical romance, closed-door romance, and regency romance."

-Donna of Book Hookup

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