Loving the Earl is a story about a young widow, Lady Claire Hartford, Viscountess Chesterman, who slips away from the memory of an abusive husband and the ongoing cruelties issued from the overbearing and domineering men of her family. Lady Claire sneaks onto a ship bound for an adventure she hasn't dared to dream of. Thinking she has managed to escape watchful eyes, she does not know that she is about to be assisted by one very handsome Earl, Lord Nathan Blythe.
Lord Blythe, a well-known womanizer, drinker and wealthy owner of a gambling hell, bristles at the thought of looking after his friend's sister- Lady Claire. What he finds, however, is a spirited beauty who captures his heart and being.
Loving the Earl is a good read. I enjoyed the escapades of Lady Claire as she travels through the stages of meeting, capturing and winning the man she had never thought or expected to love, Lord Blythe. The one thing I learned from this historical romance that I had never encountered in any previous books read was a 'gambling hell." I did not know this was what they called a house of gaming in days gone by. I will be looking forward to reading works from this author again in the future.
Review by JoEllen
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