Veronica Reviews ~ THIS EARL OF MINE by Kate Bateman
This Earl of Mine
(Bow Street Bachelors #1)
“He craved her when he’d never craved anyone or anything before…”
Shipping heiress Georgiana “Georgie” Caversteed was raised by her father to be strong, independent, and to not settle for anything less than marry for love. After the tragic passing of her father, Georgiana knows that when a suiter looks at her, he sees nothing beyond the wealth she brings, but flees the second he sees that her father has a marriage contract clause that allows her the bulk of control of her finances. If that wasn’t enough, Georgiana has a devious cousin that will stop at nothing to gain control of her fortune. Taking matters into her own hands, Georgiana heads to Newgate prison with a plan to thwart her cousin and any other would be fortune hunter…marry a man sentenced to hang and become a widow. What could possibly go wrong?
Benedict Wylde, second son of the late Earl of Morcott, is part of the Bow Street investigators and currently undercover as a prisoner at Newgate. When brought before a beautiful woman with an offer he can’t refuse, Wylde finds himself newly married to one of the richest women in the ton...and her left thinking he is one of the soon to be exiled prisoners.
When a lie to protect becomes a lie to possess, Georgie and Wylde find themselves partners in a cat and mouse game of seduction…one where the winner gets something far greater than gold.
This Earl of Mine by Kate Bateman is a delightful historical romance I devoured! Look forward to reading more of this series and highly recommend!