The Earl Who Loved Her
The Honorable Scoundrels
by Sophie Barnes
Publication Date: November 14, 2017
Genres: Adult, Historical, Romance
A chance meeting…
Eve Potter can hardly wait to arrive at Amberly Hall for the Christmas season! The hope is that she will make a match with an eligible gentleman. But as fate would have it, she misses the coach that is sent to collect her from her point of arrival and starts out on foot…only to go in the wrong direction. Nearly frozen, she arrives at BlackHall, where she is invited inside and introduced to the master of the house, the Earl of Ravenworth. Eve is smitten, for he is beyond handsome, which makes him a temptation she must avoid. But can she…?
Bryce Harlowe lives as a recluse, shunned by Society and even his own family after being accused of a scandalous transgression. The young woman at his door cannot stay at Blackhall less her reputation be ruined. And yet, when the pesky winter climate leaves them snowed in together at Blackhall, Bryce and Eve grow closer, each discovering a mutual respect and longing for the other. Until Bryce’s past is revealed, threatening to rip apart their newfound love…
This is an engaging short read. The length of this book was just right. Eve could not have stayed in the company of a stranger longer and not suffered dire consequences.
Eve has set out to visit a long time friend when she looses her way after arriving to find no one waiting her arrival. She sets out on foot in the direction she is sure her friend lives only to end up six miles in the wrong direction and at the home of a reputed scoundrel.
Bryce is a gentleman who was unjustly accused of ruining a young woman. He has since then kept to himself.
Will this chance meeting turn into an everlasting love?
This clean, sweet novella is one for the keeper shelf.
I gave it 4 of 5 stars for storyline and character development and a sensual rating of 1 of 5 flames.
I received a complimentary ARC of this book via NetGalley from the publisher to read.
This in no way affected my opinion of this book which I read and reviewed voluntarily.
About Sophie Barnes
Born in Denmark, Sophie has spent her youth traveling with her parents to wonderful places all around the world. She’s lived in five different countries, on three different continents, and speaks Danish, English, French, Spanish and Romanian.
She has studied design in Paris and New York and has a bachelor’s degree from Parson’s School of design, but most impressive of all – she’s been married to the same man three times, in three different countries and in three different dresses.
While living in Africa, Sophie turned to her lifelong passion – writing.
When she’s not busy, dreaming up her next romance novel, Sophie enjoys spending time with her family, swimming, cooking, gardening, watching romantic comedies and, of course, reading. She currently lives on the East Coast.
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