The Untamed Earl
(PLAYFUL BRIDES #5)
COMING SOON – MAY 3, 2016
AN INDECENT PROPOSAL
Lady Alexandra Hobbs, the daughter of the Duke of Huntley, has intended to marry Lord Owen Monroe since she first glimpsed him from the window of her bedchamber, back when she was just a girl. But the duke has already chosen Alex’s infamously spoiled elder sister, Lavinia, for Owen. And now there’s no turning back.
Owen has spent most of his bachelor years drinking, gambling, and skirt-chasing. He won’t see another pound from his parents, however, until he’s engaged to Lavinia. Desperate, he accepts an offer from her innocent and spirited—and absolutely beautiful—sister Alex: She will turn him into a perfectly tamed suitor, and show him how to woo the shrew. But when Alex’s true motives come to light, will their bargain lead to recriminations—or to a romance that defies everyone’s expectations?
Valerie Bowman always amazes me with her witty, touching and well thought out romances. Her “Playful Brides Series” to date has been absolutely amazing. I can’t get enough of these characters. Even though I read this one in a less than ideal format (a 2 page spread pdf.), I couldn’t put it down. I immediately fell in love with Alexandra (or Al as her brother Thomas called her). I equally detested the older sister, Lavinia with her tantrums and spoiled ways.
Our hero, Owen with his secret charitable donations to an orphanage is totally misunderstood by his parents and most people of his acquaintance. He is the GOOD GUY, but not thought to be by most of the ton, but Alex sees right through his bad boy act.
This one, as all of this series to date, is not to be missed. Make sure to pick up your copy as soon as it is made available.
About The Author:
Award-winning author Valerie Bowman writes Regency-set historical romance novels with a focus on sharp dialogue, engaging storylines, and heroines who take matters into their own hands!
Valerie Bowman’s debut novel was published in 2012. Since then, her books have received starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly, Booklist, and Kirkus. She’s been an RT Reviewers’ Choice nominee for Best First Historical Romance and Best Historical Romance Love and Laughter. Two of her books have been nominated for the Kirkus Prize for fiction.
Valerie grew up in Illinois with six sisters (she’s number seven) and a huge supply of historical romance novels. After a cold and snowy stint earning a degree in English Language and Literature with a minor in history at Smith College, she moved to Florida the first chance she got. Valerie now lives in Jacksonville with her family including her mini-schnauzer, Huckleberry. When she’s not writing, she keeps busy reading, traveling, or vacillating between watching crazy reality TV and PBS.
Valerie is represented by Kevan Lyon of the Marsal-Lyon Literary Agency.