An arranged marriage ends up becoming so much more in this captivating historical romance. Keep reading to get a tempting taste of An Earl Like You by Caroline Linden, then add this Regency-fueled tale to your bookshelf. In honor of this second installment in The Wagers of Sin series visit the link below for US readers to have the chance to win a print copy of the first book in this series, My Once and Future Duke, too!
When you gamble at love...
When Hugh Deveraux discovers his newly inherited earldom is bankrupt, he sets about rebuilding the family fortune—in the gaming hells of London. But the most daring wager he takes isn’t at cards. A wealthy tradesman makes a tantalizing offer: marry the man’s spinster daughter and Hugh’s debts will be paid and his fortune made. The only catch is that she must never know about their agreement.
You risk losing your heart...
Heiress Eliza Cross has given up hope of marriage until she meets the impossibly handsome Earl of Hastings, her father’s new business partner. The earl is everything a gentleman should be, and is boldly attentive to her. It doesn’t take long for Eliza to lose her heart and marry him.
But when Eliza discovers that there is more to the man she loves—and to her marriage—her trust is shattered. And it will take all of Hugh’s power to prove that now his words of love are real...
He kissed as if he meant to conquer her...
Eliza could only stare back. He’d kissed her until her brain melted and her tongue turned to lead. Good heavens, she wished he’d do it again.
He stopped and cleared his throat. “Miss Cross, that went further than I planned,” he finally said, his voice very low and still rough with want.
His hands drifted to rest on her hips. He put his mouth next to her ear. “Should I apologize for what happened?”
The tiniest shake of her head.
His lips touched the sensitive skin behind her ear. “May I call on you?”
“Yes,” she whispered.
Eliza gazed up at him, wondering if he could tell from looking at her that she was about to fall headlong in love...
CAROLINE LINDEN was born a reader, not a writer. She earned a math degree from Harvard University and wrote computer code before discovering that writing fiction was far more fun. Since then, the Boston Red Sox have won the World Series three times, which is not related but still worth mentioning. Her books have been translated into seventeen languages, and have won the NEC-RWA Reader's Choice Award, the Daphne du Maurier Award, the NJRW Golden Leaf Award, and RWA's RITA Award. She lives in New England.
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