Connie Brockway's "My Dearest Enemy"

My Dearest Enemy - Connie Brockway

Tried to read this one because of all the great reviews it's received but I couldn't get past the initial setup, which to me was totally implausible: a 19-year-old woman, i.e. still not an adult, being the guardian of an perfectly normal adult man??? And the man being upset because he might not get the inheritance he felt he was entitled to - yuck - totally not hero material as far as I'm concerned.

Got to the point where the stuffed 12-foot-long crocodile is delivered to the young cousin and threw the book against the wall. Just too ridiculous to continue.