Ross Carlisle, Earl of Spalding, has dedicated his life to serving his country. When he discovers secrets that could endanger England, he’s forced into an impossible situation—commit treason and race to London to clear his name before the crown turns against him. He’s prepared to abandon everything he possesses in order to protect England, including his life…until he crosses paths with a woman who’s keeping her own secrets.
Ten years ago, Grace Alden fled the only life she’d ever known in order to protect her son, only to come face-to-face with that past when Ross collapses on her doorstep. They strike a deal—she’ll help him travel to London if he helps her reclaim her son’s inheritance. But as old deceptions turn into new desires, will they be willing to sacrifice everything they hold dear in order to protect the people they love?
Titles in the Capturing the Carlisles series include: If The Duke Demands – When The Scoundrel Sins – As The Devil Dares – How The Earl Entices – What A Lord Wants (2019) – After The Spy Seduces (2019) –
Title: How the Earl Entices
Series: Capturing the Carlisles #4
Author: Anna Harrington
Genre: Regency Romance
Published: September 11, 2018
My Rating: 4.5 stars
If you’ve read any of the books in the Capturing the Carlisles series then you’re sure to love How the Earl Entices. If not, then this one “could” be read as a stand-alone novel for Ross is a cousin to the brothers – yet, this entire series is excellently written with compelling plots and believable, likable heroes and heroines that I believe you’ll be hooked and want to go back to the beginning. Having said that, I don’t feel I can say much more about this particular story plot-wise for that would give away far too many spoilers, so you’ll have to make your decision based on the cover description blurb, at least from this reader.
What I can say is that Ross is such an honorable, dedicated to his country, and extremely stubborn man that he is pretty much the ideal hero for a Regency Romance. Combine that with a handsome face, a bit of humor, and swoon-worthy steamy encounters and you’ll fall a bit in love with this man. Grace is… strong is the best word, she’s intelligent, dedicated, not above a touch of blackmail for the benefit of her son… but she is so strong to have faced what has happened and come out the other side without losing her sense of humor, her ability to love and a fierce protectiveness. Grace is a woman you’d want for a friend, on your side in any fight and someone easily admired for herself. Together they simply worked, each countering the other’s weakness and strengths as well as an intense, sensuous feel to them as a couple. I liked them both, and I believe you will as well.
You’ll find danger, treason, a bit of a mystery to solve and a story that will capture your attention from opening page through to the very satisfying ending. I loved every moment spent in this world once again and would not hesitate to recommend How the Earl Entices to any Historical or Regency Romance reader.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*
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