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HOW THE EARL ENTICES
Capturing the Carlisles Book 4
by Anna Harrington
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An Insider’s Guide to HOW THE EARL ENTICES:
♥ Ross Carlisle, 4th Earl of Spalding, first appeared in the third book of the Carlisle series, when Robert Carlisle fled to his club to escape being forced to escort his mother and Mariah on a shopping trip to Bond Street. Known as “the dashing diplomat” among flirtatious widows of the ton, Ross has spent his life in service to country and crown–first as a soldier, then as part of the Court of St James’s in Paris, with the dream of eventually becoming an ambassador.
♥Ross’s younger brother Christopher–known to his friends as Kit–has also dedicated his life to England, first as a soldier and now as a secret Home Office operative. But he tells everyone that he wants to be a vicar just to irritate Ross and attract women, except for Evelyn Winslow, who terrifies the daylights out of him. (But then, she *is* a Winslow daughter, and terrifying men is the Winslow women’s specialty.)
♥Ross and Kit are from the “Spalding” side of the Carlisle family, related to the Carlisle brothers on the “Trent” side through their shared great-grandfather, the 1st Earl of Spalding, making them second cousins. Although the Spalding side is less golden than their cousins, they share the same sapphire blue eyes and wild ways, including once racing backwards on donkeys while wearing dresses to win a bet.
♥Grace Alden lives with her 9-year old son Ethan near the fictional village of Sea Haven on the shores of the very real Winchelsea Bay in the south of England. Her best friend is Alice Walters, the woman who runs the village apothecary shop, and the only other person in the world who knows the truth about Grace’s past before she arrived in Sea Haven, just days before giving birth to her son and fleeing for her life.
♥When Ross washes up on the shore of Winchelsea Bay, Grace makes a deal with him–she’ll help him get to London, if he helps her secure her son’s inheritance. Ross reluctantly agrees, and they travel overland during several hard-traveled days in rain and mud. Although traveling to London via water would have been faster, the London docks are surely being watched, and they cannot risk being spotted by the authorities or by the French, both of whom want to capture Ross. Of course, it helps that they’re traveling under the disguise of a married couple, with a wife who’s enceinte.
♥Grace’s little stone cottage was inspired by the Cotswold Cottage on display at Henry Ford’s Greenfield Village, and the ambassador’s grand townhome where Grace and Ross crash a masquerade was inspired by a picture of an abandoned home in London that I came across on the internet.
♥While hiding in London, Ross and Grace stay upstairs from an artist’s studio in Chelsea. Not such a stretch to put a famous artist’s studio on Cheyne Walk. During the Regency, Chelsea was home to many famous artists and writers, including Turner…and a scandalous Italian artist and friend of Ross’s named Domenico Vincenzo.
♥Grace lives in fear that her son Ethan will someday discover his true identity…or become a sailor. Either one puts his life in danger.
♥Ross lives in fear that Kit truly will become a vicar.
WHEN OLD DECEPTIONS LEAD TO NEW DESIRES
Ross Carlisle, Earl of Spalding, has dedicated his life to serving his country. When he discovers secrets that could endanger England, he’s forced into an impossible situation—commit treason and race to London to clear his name before the crown turns against him. He’s prepared to abandon everything he possesses in order to protect England, including his life…until he crosses paths with a woman who’s keeping her own secrets.
Ten years ago, Grace Alden fled the only life she’d ever known in order to protect her son, only to come face-to-face with that past when Ross collapses on her doorstep. They strike a deal—she’ll help him travel to London if he helps her reclaim her son’s inheritance. But as old deceptions turn into new desires, will they be willing to sacrifice everything they hold dear in order to protect the people they love?
I have read and loved this entire series by Anna Harrington who at the beginning of the series was a new to me writer.
Just when I thought she couldn’t possibly write a better tale, she bowls me over with this one.
It contains all of the elements for a really good read, an intriguing tale, with danger and a developing love story between two almost strangers makes this book in this reader’s opinion the best so far in this series.
Grace is in hiding from her past with a young son whose future lies there but obtaining that future for her son could be dangerous.
Ross Carlisle is fleeing from a reality that just may mean his death as a traitor to the crown and the king he has so willingly served. In his process of escaping and trying to make his way back to England, hopefully ahead of those who mean him harm, he involves Grace in his mess.
Will she help him and will he in turn assist her in her quest for her son’s rightful inheritance?
This convoluted page turner is the fourth book in this series that just gets better with each book.
Even if you have not read the previous three books this one can stand on it’s own but is made better if you read all of the series in the order they were intended. That way you don’t miss out on the back story of the other family members.
I gave this book 4.9 of 5.0 stars for storyline, plot and character development. There are few times that I come this close to giving a book 5 stars but this one came so close it was hard to deny it that lofty rating. Although intimacy is a part of this tale it isn’t what makes it so good but it still is very heated and receives an sensual rating of 4.25 of 5.0 flames.
I received a complimentary digital ARC of this book from the author to read and review. This in no way affected my opinion of this book which I read and happily left this voluntary review.
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The Books in this Series:
- If The Duke Demands
- When the Scoundrel Sins
- As The Devil Dares
- How the Earl Entices
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The Duke of Ravenscar intended to debut the most acclaimed ballerina in the civilized world to open his London theater. But when the ship arrives with an understudy, Drake is convinced the fortune he has invested will be forfeit. Until he sees the woman dance.
Britannia LeClair arrives in London excited to be performing the lead in La Sylphide. A foundling, she has had to work harder and with more determination than anyone in the corps. At last, her debut in London proves her worth despite her lowly birth. Until she meets the smoldering gaze of the Duke of Ravenscar.
Determined not to become anyone’s mistress, Britannia keeps the duke at arms-length while she sets to uncovering the mystery of her parentage. With only a miniature painting and a monogrammed handkerchief, her inquiries lead to a series of escalating accidents and threats.
When Drake realizes Britannia is in danger, he will move heaven and hell to protect her…if the strong-headed ballerina will let him. As they traverse through the mire of skullduggery and hidden shame, events unravel to endanger them both. Will the truth prove worth uncovering, or will it sever the deep love that has come to bond their very souls?
The Chieftain’s Choice
The Wolf Deceivers Book 1
by Elaine Manders
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Alana McWayre is a lovely, docile lass of noble lineage, but no man will offer her marriage. She is the daughter of a notorious traitor who decimated the clan during a post-Jacobite uprising. Having grown up lonely and unloved, she’s astonished when the dying and much revered chieftain of Clan Carmichael chooses her to wed his younger son. She’s perplexed when the older son and heir, Gavin Carmichael, arrives to claim her as his bride. Hasn’t her beautiful cousin, Vanora, the heiress of Gilmour Hall, boasted since girlhood she will marry Gavin to enjoin their bordering lands?
Gavin expects nothing more from his arranged marriage to Alana than a compliant wife who will produce the future heir and an escape from her malicious, deceitful cousin. He underestimates Vanora’s schemes, however. Trouble erupts between the Carmichael and Gilmour clans. With rumors swirling of tainted blood and witchcraft, Alana becomes a prisoner in her own home.
Attacks on his wife stir Gavin’s protective nature, and his feelings quickly turn to love. But it will take a higher power to save Alana from the evil hidden behind the walls of Gilmour Hall.
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Wedding The Widow
by Jenna Jaxon
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Widowed by the Battle of Waterloo, the ladies of Lyttlefield Park are reentering London society, where they’ll learn how to live—and love—again…
Of all the widows of Lyttlefield Park, Elizabeth Easton seems least likely to remarry. Though many gentlemen would love to get to know the charming Mrs. Easton better, she is devoted to the memory of her late husband. Which is why she’s so shocked to be overtaken by passion during a harvest festival, succumbing to an unforgettable interlude with the handsome Lord Brack.
After enduring years of war, Jemmy, Lord Brack, plans to defer matrimony in favor of carefree pleasure. But who could resist a lifetime with Elizabeth Easton, a woman as marvelously sensual as she is sweet? Yet despite their mutual desire, she refuses to consider his proposal. With scandal looming, and their families bitterly opposed to the match, Jemmy must find a way to convince Elizabeth to risk her wary heart on him—and turn one infamous night into forever.
Reviewed August 6th, 2018 at NetGalley
Although I enjoyed the first book in this series this one didn’t grab my attention as much.
The hero is great and very likable; the heroine not so much. There is maybe too much conflict between the two and although the attitude of the heroine is understandable she just put this reader off.
Although they each can be read as standalone titles it is maybe better if read in order so you do not become lost.
I gave this book 3.75 of 5.0 stars (rounded up to 4.0 stars) for storyline and characterization and a sensual rating of 2.75 of 5.0 flames. Intimacy is not the main point of this book.
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