Heiress Eliza Cross is a plain spinster who has accepted her fate to never be married. Hugh Devereaux, Earl of Hastings, has inherited a large amount of debt. Eliza’s father offers Hugh help to pay off the debt...if Hugh married his daughter. By the time Hugh realizes he does indeed love Eliza, it might be too late.
I read a sneak peek of the prologue of this title months ago and I had been excited to read it since. It certainly pulled me right in and I couldn’t wait to see Hugh and Eliza’s story unfold.
Eliza was a sweet woman throughout the book and I loved that she managed to find an inner strength by the end. I’m a big fan of the plain spinster that the hero slowly falls in love with and I found myself thinking Eliza beautiful right along with Hugh. Speaking of Hugh, he was a good guy and I liked him. I didn’t like his deception of Eliza, but I understood it.
It’s obvious from the blurb what the major conflict in "An Earl Like You" was and I enjoyed waiting for it to come to a head. That certainly helped keep me reading.
I liked this story more than I did the first in the series and will continue reading the rest of the series.
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 . . .