Jonas Parker, the Earl of Harrington has no desire to marry. He rather enjoys being unencumbered and a wife would complicate things. The Wicked Earls’ Club is his haven and he isn’t ready to give it up for matrimony. His grandfather, the Duke of Southington wants nothing more than to see him wed and return to the fold. For that reason alone he’ll avoid proper ladies and wedding bells.
Lady Marian Lindsay rather likes being a spinster and embraces her bluestocking ways. She studying to be a physician and wants to be a proper doctor. She longs to be taken seriously in the medical field, but her efforts go unnoticed. After careful deliberation she devises a scheme that is foolproof, but she needs the help of one of her father’s friends to make it happen.
Harrington is appalled at Marian’s request and refuses outright; however, she somehow manages to charm him into saying yes. Before he realizes it he’s escorting her to Kent and a house party made of his worst nightmares. Propriety must be met at all costs, because he will not be wed at the end of her expedition–or will he?
I received this book from the author for an honest review.
Jonas and Marian!! What a fun couple to read. I must admit I was just as taken by all the side characters and revisiting characters from Dawn’s other series that this book FLEW when I read it.
Marian is so strong willed and so NOT your typical Ton chit. She is not looking for a husband and is quite happy that people already consider her a spinster in the making.
Jonas loves his live as a rake. He is very happy to spend his time gambling with friends or snuggled with a loose skirted woman then look for love. He will not make his grandfather happy and find a wife to carry on the Duke’s title.
Jonas and Marian are hilarious with the banter they have. She cannot stand him, or can she? He loves to flirt just to get under her skin or is it because she is under his skin??
The couple end up spending the weekend at a Garden Picnic when they are confronted with their feelings. Of course, Jonas makes a move and then breaks Marian’s heart. Stupid man! But when Marian is in desperate need of protection, Jones realizes his love for her overrides his fear of marriage, title, and duty!!
I cannot wait to read more from Dawn’s new series. This book is a series starter as well as part of the Wicked Earl’s Club . I am dying to see the other ladies find love and the other men as well.
USA Today Bestselling author, DAWN BROWER writes both historical and contemporary romance.There are always stories inside her head; she just never thought she could make them come to life. That creativity has finally found an outlet.
Growing up she was the only girl out of six children. She is a single mother of two teenage boys; there is never a dull moment in her life. Reading books is her favorite hobby and she loves all genres.