What An Earl Wants - Shirley Karr

What An Earl Wants

By Shirley Karr

  • Release Date: 2021-05-04
  • Genre: Historical
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 504 Ratings)


What’s a lord to do?
Benjamin, Earl of Sinclair, is living in chaos. So many of his well-trained servants are pairing up and running off to be wed that his friends begin calling him The Matchmaking Earl. Fortunately, his talented new secretary, J. Quincy, begins setting the household to rights. But imagine Sinclair’s surprise when he discovers the “J” stands for Josephine. His favorite employee is a lady in disguise!

Jo desperately needs this position, and never actually lied about her gender … though she didn’t expect Sinclair to figure out her secret so soon. If the ton finds out, the scandal could be devastating. She’s only going to stay long enough to earn sufficient money to move her ailing sister away from London. Can she succeed before word gets out and scandal brings them both down? And after working so closely with the handsome, charming Sinclair, can she leave with her heart intact … even if the earl now wants Jo as a match for himself?

Originally published January 2005. Lightly edited for 2021 as part of the Scandalous Ladies series. (What can I say, I fell in love with my hero, his brother, and his brother's friends. I hope you will, too.)

Each book in the series can be read as a stand-alone novel -- a complete story arc, no cliffhangers, no family tree chart required to keep track of who is who -- but most readers prefer to enjoy them in the order they're written and published.