An Earl Like You - Caroline Linden

An Earl Like You

By Caroline Linden

  • Release Date: 2018-08-28
  • Genre: Historical
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 96 Ratings)

Description

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 . . .

Reviews

  • Love it

    5
    By TrayDNP16
    What a great story!!! Cannot wait for the next one in the series!!!
  • Loved it!

    5
    By Ca131313
    I loved everything about this book. The hero is desperately in need for money, the heroine is rich but outside society and her father is manipulative - YES it’s trope, but it’s sweet and with some twist, and it WORKS. The characters are well developed (especially if you have read the previous books, though they’re not necessary to the plot), the struggles are real, the conflicts are inevitable and satisfying. A great read and highly recommended!!
  • Loved this Story

    5
    By lfdykes
    Gambling often does not turn out well when the person is desperate to make money. Or so they say!! Hugh Deveraux, Earl of Hastings inherited a bankrupt estate and needed to earn some funds quickly and marry a heiress for money. He had loved his father and his family had always been a happy one, so when he realized there was no money for his sister's dowry or to take care of his mother, he did what he thought was best. As the best laid plans go, he was soon indebted to Edward Cross and the bargain was for him to court and wed his daughter and never let her know their arrangement! So you know how this might go, don't you? Hugh does meet Eliza Cross and starts courting her.. Eliza is such a sweet girl and had no hopes of attracting a suitor. But she starts to fall for Hugh and everything starts happening. I loved this story and it is one of my favorite tropes of the marriage for convenience and tangle it seems to always cause! Caroline Linden gives us a well written heartwarming tale that will pull you through the pages as quickly as you can read. As I turned the last page all I could do was sigh and hope that the next book in this series will be written soon! I read this through Edelweiss
  • A Tangled Web

    5
    By Peg1951
    When Hugh Deveraux inherits his father’s title, he discovers that the earldom is bankrupt. He decides to try to rebuild the family’s fortune by gambling. It seemed to be working, but one night he loses big. The winner, a wealthy businessman, blackmails him into the one thing he had tried to avoid – a marriage of convenience. Eliza, who would love to meet someone who likes her for herself and not her money, is not to know that it is not a love match (her father is trying to do what he thinks is best for her, although going about it the wrong way). Now Hugh must tell yet another lie to protect someone he cares, or soon will care, for. How will this all work out? What happens if and when those he’s trying to protect discover his lies? Eliza is a shy person with a kind heart and a loving disposition. Hugh is determined to do what he believes is right to protect those he cares about. They are strong characters and great together. The path to happily ever after is bumpy at times, but their story, watching their relationship grow, is compelling. It holds your attention and keeps you hoping everything works out for them. An Earl Like You is the second book in the Wagers of Sin series. It is a wonderful story, and I highly recommend it. I look forward to the next one. I received an ARC of this book from the publisher via Edelweiss. My review is voluntary.

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