When the Earl Met His Match

When the Earl Met His Match

When Hugh Winthrop, the future Earl of Albury, decides to advertise for a wife in the London paper, he never expected an anonymous response from a woman who matches him wit for wit.

Author: Stacy Reid

Publisher: Entangled: Scandalous

ISBN: 9781649370525

Category: Fiction

Page: 150

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When Hugh Winthrop, the future Earl of Albury, decides to advertise for a wife in the London paper, he never expected an anonymous response from a woman who matches him wit for wit. Their back-and-forth letters on the true nature of love, something they disagree on wholeheartedly, leave him shocked—and intrigued. But then the woman he’s been corresponding with shows up on his doorstep, enticingly beautiful and offering a marriage of convenience in exchange for his protection... Lady Phoebe Maitland expected to marry for love and nothing else, until the man she gave her trust betrayed her. The more intrigued she becomes by the mysterious and devastatingly handsome Hugh, however, the more she realizes he’s holding back from opening his heart due to long-held secrets she struggles to understand. As passion flares wickedly between them, their marriage bed is quick to heat up. But when Phoebe’s past threatens to destroy the fragile bond they’ve formed, even a budding belief in love might not be enough to save them.
Categories: Fiction

When an Earl Meets a Girl

When an Earl Meets a Girl

The boy disappeared into the smoke-filled room. Seeing flames lick up the far wall, Colin whacked at the window harder. But his elegant rapier blade was no match for the thick, uneven glass. He dropped to the deck of the balcony and ...

Author: Lauren Royal

Publisher: Novelty Publishing

ISBN: 9781938907005

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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♥ A nobleman and a common girl ♥ A close-knit, meddling family ♥ A trunkful of jewelry ♥ A dastardly kidnapping ♥ Steamy romance! From New York Times bestselling author Lauren Royal comes the first novel in her beloved series featuring the “outrageously funny, loyal, compassionate, and unconventional” Chase family. Descended from generations of jewelers, Amethyst Goldsmith loves her craft nearly as much as she loves her family. But she hates that her wedding is mere days away. Amy is promised to her father’s small-minded apprentice, the last man on earth she could ever love, honor, or especially obey. But the date is set, the dress is ordered, and there’s no way out—until the devastating Great Fire of 1666 sweeps through London, shattering her workaday world and recasting her fate… Colin Chase, the Earl of Greystone, doesn’t believe in fate. He believes in hard work and securing his family’s future, which means marrying the wealthy, high-born Lady Priscilla Snobs—er, Hobbs. When he rescues a lowly jeweler’s daughter from the inferno, he’s only taking pity on a broken young woman. But as the pieces begin to mend, Amy emerges. Beautiful, passionate, playful Amy, who maddeningly captures his family’s hearts. Soon Colin fears that if he lets his guard down for even a moment, he might find his own heart held hostage as well… Snowed in together at empty, crumbling Greystone Castle, an earl and a common girl can’t help surrendering to desire. But when the dream is over and reality catches up with them, can they find a way to make their two worlds one? PLEASE NOTE: This book was formerly titled “Amethyst.” BOOK DETAILS A complete, standalone story—no cliffhangers! Series: Chase Family Series, Book 1 Style: Humorous historical romance Length: 120,000 words (about 480 standard pages) Bonus Material: Author’s Note, preview of next book, link to giveaway R-rated Content: Steamy love scenes!* * If you prefer to read Sweet & Clean (kisses only) romance, look for “The Earl’s Unsuitable Bride” by Lauren Royal & Devon Royal. AWARDS • Top 10 Bestseller on Google Play, Amazon, Apple Books, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo • Nominated by Romantic Times for Best First Historical Romance REVIEWS “A captivating historical romance. Fans of Julia Quinn's Bridgerton series will love Lauren Royal!” —Glynnis Campbell, USA Today Bestselling Author “A wonderful read! With a deft pen, Lauren Royal captures all the pageantry, excitement, and color that was Restoration England.” —Romantic Times “This passionate story will keep you up long after bedtime, laughing one minute and crying the next.… Sure to be an instant favorite of every historical reader.” —LoveRomances.com “Exciting characters, snappy dialogue, and a wonderful love story. This book will capture your heart.” —Under the Covers CONNECTING BOOKS While When an Earl Meets a Girl can be read as a stand-alone novel, many readers enjoy reading it as part of a series. All of Lauren’s books feature Chase family members. Should you wish to read them in chronological order, this is the sequence: Chase Family Series When an Earl Meets a Girl How to Undress a Marquess If You Dared to Love a Laird A Duke’s Guide to Seducing His Bride Never Doubt a Viscount The Scandal of Lord Randal A Gentleman’s Plot to Tie the Knot A Secret Christmas A Chase Family Christmas Chase Family Series: The Regency Tempt Me at Midnight Tempting Juliana The Art of Temptation New in 2022 Alice Betrothed Specially Priced Boxed Sets Chase Family Series: Collection One Chase Family Series: Collection Two Chase Family Series: The Regency Collection ABOUT THE AUTHOR LAUREN ROYAL is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of humorous historical romance. Her “truly enchanting” novels have won many awards including Booklist's “Top 10 Romance of the Year,” and they’ve earned raves from reviewers including Publishers Weekly, who calls her “an impressive talent.” All of Lauren’s books are complete, stand-alone stories, and yet they are also all connected—because they all feature her beloved “outrageously funny, loyal, compassionate, and unconventional” Chase family! Lauren writes steamy historical romance on her own and sweet/clean historical romance with her daughter, Devon Royal. She lives in Southern California with her family, two constantly shedding cats, and a stupendous collection of fuzzy socks. When she's not busy writing, she enjoys singing along (off-key) to Hamilton, dancing (badly), and (wasting time) watching HGTV. CONNECT WITH LAUREN • Want great free and 99¢ books sent to your inbox on select Fridays? Sign up for Lauren's newsletter at: http://royall.ink/Newsletter • Become an honorary Chase cousin (and get a FREE historical cookbook)! Join Lauren's Chase Family Readers Group on Facebook at: facebook.com/groups/ChaseFamilyReaders • To learn about the real people and places in Lauren's books, enter a contest to win jewelry, and see the ever-growing branches of the Chase Family Tree, visit her website at: LaurenRoyal.com
Categories: Fiction

When A Rogue Meets His Match

When A Rogue Meets His Match

“You've met my husband before?” Lord Rookewoode turned to her. “Oh no. I've simply ... heard of him.” “What an honor,” Gideon drawled, which made Messalina want to step on his toes. Why was he antagonizing the earl if he wanted to lure ...

Author: Elizabeth Hoyt

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780349421551

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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'Hoyt's writing is almost too good to be true' Lisa Kleypas The second novel in New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Hoyt's Greycourt Series features an enemies-to-lovers romance with her signature blend of captivating characters and sensual romance. Ambitious, sly, and lethally intelligent, Gideon Hawthorne has spent his life clawing his way up from the gutter. For the last ten years, he's acted as the Duke of Windemere's fixer, performing the most dangerous tasks without question. Now Gideon's ready to quit the duke's service and work solely for himself. But Windermere wants Gideon to complete one last task, and his reward is impossible to resist: Messalina Greycourt's hand in marriage. Witty, vivacious Messalina Greycourt has her pick of suitors. When Windermere summons Messalina to inform his niece that she must marry Mr. Hawthorne, she is appalled. But she's surprised when Gideon offers her a compromise: as long as she plays the complacent wife, he promises to leave her alone until she asks for his touch. Since Messalina is confident that she'll never ask Gideon for anything, she readily agrees. However, the more time she spends with Gideon, the harder it is to stay away.
Categories: Fiction

God Mocks

God Mocks

The earl met his match when he and the scholar Barrow met near the king's chamber. The earl facetiously bowed before Dr. Barrow, saying, “I am yours, doctor, to the knee strings.” Barrow (bowing lower): I am yours, my lord, ...

Author: Terry Lindvall

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781479883820

Category: Humor

Page: 384

View: 560

Winner of the 2016 Religious Communication Association Book of the Year Award In God Mocks, Terry Lindvall ventures into the muddy and dangerous realm of religious satire, chronicling its evolution from the biblical wit and humor of the Hebrew prophets through the Roman Era and the Middle Ages all the way up to the present. He takes the reader on a journey through the work of Chaucer and his Canterbury Tales, Cervantes, Jonathan Swift, and Mark Twain, and ending with the mediated entertainment of modern wags like Stephen Colbert. Lindvall finds that there is a method to the madness of these mockers: true satire, he argues, is at its heart moral outrage expressed in laughter. But there are remarkable differences in how these religious satirists express their outrage.The changing costumes of religious satirists fit their times. The earthy coarse language of Martin Luther and Sir Thomas More during the carnival spirit of the late medieval period was refined with the enlightened wit of Alexander Pope. The sacrilege of Monty Python does not translate well to the ironic voices of Soren Kierkegaard. The religious satirist does not even need to be part of the community of faith. All he needs is an eye and ear for the folly and chicanery of religious poseurs. To follow the paths of the satirist, writes Lindvall, is to encounter the odd and peculiar treasures who are God’s mouthpieces. In God Mocks, he offers an engaging look at their religious use of humor toward moral ends.
Categories: Humor

Fair Weather Enemies

Fair Weather Enemies

Chapter Twenty-Eight Chapter Twenty-Nine Chapter Thirty Chapter Thirty-One Epilogue Acknowledgments About the Author Get Scandalous with these historical reads... When the Earl Met His Match Dare to be a Duchess How to Capture a Duke ...

Author: Sawyer North

Publisher: Entangled: Scandalous

ISBN: 9781682815311

Category: Fiction

Page: 289

View: 445

The Hancocks and Ashfords have had a long-standing feud between their families long before Miss Jane Hancock couldn't stand the sight of gentleman farmer Adam Ashford. But after both families fall on hard times and an unscrupulous creditor forces Jane and Adam to sign a devil's bargain, they'll finally understand the true meaning of keeping your enemies close at hand. The terms of this bargain? Locate a lost treasure shrouded in deception and mystery. The catch? Only one can claim it to win...the loser is left to ruin. As Jane and Adam embark on a trek throughout England they plan to hate their adversary, no matter how attractive, generous, and kind they are. Sometimes, plans change...
Categories: Fiction

Everything a Lady is Not

Everything a Lady is Not

Sawyer North. About the Author Get Scandalous with these historical reads... The Virgin and the Viscount When the Earl Met His Match About an Earl A Lady Never Tells This book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places,

Author: Sawyer North

Publisher: Entangled: Scandalous

ISBN: 9781649370204

Category: Fiction

Page: 150

View: 835

Lucy Locket, the long lost granddaughter of a duchess, has never been a part of Society. One day, she was living a secluded life as the prisoner of a criminal, and the next day she was an heiress in a world she did not even remotely understand. She does not embody the typical qualities of a well-born lady...at all. She can't curtsy, she doesn’t hide her emotions, she’s too clever by far. But in three months, she must marry a suitor with a royally-bestowed title, or she forfeits a fortune—leaving her and the duchess in dire straits. All Henry Beaumont wants is to prove himself to Society and step outside of his half-brother’s shadow. So when the duchess asks him for a personal favor involving her newly found granddaughter—with a hefty thank you reward at the end—he leaps at the opportunity. It seems as if Lucy is trading one prison for another. Henry has now become a permanent fixture as her charming yet iron-fisted taskmaster and tutor in the ways of High Society. Like oil and water, Lucy and Henry spar in an epic battle of wills—and even rapiers. But Lucy’s past and her surprising, undeniable feelings for Henry may doom their undertaking if he declares his love for her...because without a title, he can never be hers.
Categories: Fiction

A Rake s Redemption

A Rake s Redemption

Cynthia Breeding. Discover more Amara titles... When the Earl Met His Match Everything a Lady is NOT How to Fall for the Wrong Man When a Lady Desires a Wicked Lord This book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places,

Author: Cynthia Breeding

Publisher: Entangled: Amara

ISBN: 9781640632462

Category: Fiction

Page: 330

View: 911

Alexander Ashley has decided women of the ton are more interested in status than love. His game is seduction and nothing more. His feelings regarding aristocratic ladies leads to an outlandish idea—prove a servant can be taught to be as ladylike as those born to it. And the beautiful Inis Fitzgerald might be just the woman for his plan. Inis Fitzgerald escaped her home in Dublin to avoid an arranged marriage and is now working for a rakishly handsome lord who seems to enjoy bucking convention as much as she does. She plays along with his little game, pretending she knows nothing about being a lady. It doesn’t take long before Alex discovers Inis is every bit as much of an aristocrat as the women he’s sworn only to seduce and not love... Each book in the Rake Trilogy series is STANDALONE: * A Rake's Redemption * A Rake's Revenge * A Rake's Rebellion
Categories: Fiction

A Scot s Surrender

A Scot s Surrender

Lily Maxton. Dare to be a Duchess When the Earl Met His Match How to Ensnare a Highlander The Highlander's Choice This book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places,

Author: Lily Maxton

Publisher: Entangled: Scandalous

ISBN: 9781640634947

Category: Fiction

Page: 261

View: 928

When his brother leaves him in charge of Llynmore Castle, Robert Townsend is determined to make everything go smoothly. What does it matter if he's inexplicably drawn to Ian Cameron, the estate's stoic steward? Robert is sure he can ignore the way the Highlander's apparent dislike of him gets under his skin. They'll muddle along just fine, so long as they avoid one another. An excellent plan...until a fire forces Ian into the castle—and Robert's personal space. Ian Cameron has worked for everything he owns, unlike spoiled Robert Townsend. And he may not have friends, but he has the Highlands and the stars, and what more could he really need? But when a guest's stolen possession appears in his room, he doesn't have much choice but to admit to the handsome and aggravatingly charming Townsend brother that he needs help. To solve this mystery, they'll have to put aside their differences. And as Ian learns more about Robert, he'll have to guard his heart...or it may be the next thing stolen. Each book in the Townsends series is STANDALONE: * Enchanting the Earl * The Rogue's Conquest * A Scot's Surrender * Claiming the Highlander's Heart
Categories: Fiction

A Bandit s Stolen Heart

A Bandit s Stolen Heart

... Chapter Twenty-One Chapter Twenty-Two Chapter Twenty-Three Epilogue Acknowledgments About the Author Discover more historical romance from Entangled... Dare to Be a Duchess When the Earl Met His Match The Rogue's Conquest How.

Author: Michelle McLean

Publisher: Entangled: Scandalous

ISBN: 9781622660964

Category: Fiction

Page: 254

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California, 1855. Cilla Richardson robs from the corrupt and gives to the poor, but an accidental kidnapping leaves her with a handsome captive named Leo Forrester...and an idea to save her town. On the wrong side of the feisty redhead's pistol, Leo reluctantly agrees to help Cilla's cause. But the more time he spends with the sexy thief, the more determined he is to steal her stubborn bandit's heart... Blood Blade Sisters Series Order: A Bandit’s Stolen Heart A Bandit’s Broken Heart A Bandit’s Betrayed Heart
Categories: Fiction

Betting on a Duke s Heart

Betting on a Duke   s Heart

Chapter Twenty-Eight Chapter Twenty-Nine Chapter Thirty Chapter Thirty-One Epilogue Author's Note Acknowledgments About the Author Discover more historical romance... Dare to Be a Duchess When the Earl Met His Match The Price of ...

Author: Royaline Sing

Publisher: Entangled: Amara

ISBN: 9781649371393

Category: Fiction

Page: 424

View: 237

Aetius White, the Duke of Saxton, couldn't save his father, but he'll be damned if he won't save the man’s dream. He'll acquire a Triple Crown–winning horse at any cost, even marriage. Luckily, the lovely lady in mind loves challenges as much as he. Certainly he can win her heart without losing his own... Hell will freeze over before Miss Dina Campbell agrees to marry a horse-mad man who wants her dowry of a prize stallion, no matter what her father wants. The duke may be handsome, but he’ll have to prove he is a suitable match for her before she’ll even consider the offer. And there’s no way this love-averse man will ever succeed with the wager that she has planned...
Categories: Fiction