Surrender to the Earl is one of those books you pick up and think I’ll just read a few chapters and before you know it you are immersed in Gayle Callen’s world and unable to put the book down. I couldn’t wait to find out what happened next for the hero and heroine. Widowed Audrey Blake is a feisty and unusual heroine as she’s been blind since childhood and her family has kept her secluded from the world. Robert Henslow, Earl of Knightsbridge is a flawed hero that Callen fans will grow to love and Audrey’s only hope of escaping a secluded life of servitude to her family. This book will hold your interest to the very end as readers find out the secrets hidden within Audrey’s family, her late husband, and her late husband’s family retainers. The characters are strong and intriguing and engage the reader from the first page to the last. As a delightful treat readers also get a glimpse of Cecilia and Michael Blackthrone from Return of the Viscount which is loosely related to the latest book.
Audrey Blake took a chance on escaping the drudgery of her father’s home by marrying a man she barely knew only to find herself betrayed and her dowry stolen by her husband of hours. When her husband is killed in the war, Audrey fears she may never begin a life of her own. To complicate matters further Audrey has been blind since childhood and has very limited means of escaping a life of serving her younger sister unless a miracle intervenes. Audrey just never expected the miracle to come in the form of a fake fiancé. Robert Henslow feels he owes a debt to Audrey as he feels responsible for the death of her husband and has come to offer his services to the young widow. He never expected to fall in love with the woman himself and he has no idea how to convince the beautiful, brave widow that he is a man worth taking a chance on.
Surrender to the Earl, the latest historical romance from USA Today bestselling author Gayle Callen, is the passion-filled second novel in her Brides of Redemption series about battle-scarred soldiers and the women whose love heals them.
Audrey Blake, blind since a childhood fever stole her sight, is hidden away by her family and needs help to claim the property that is rightfully hers. But her plan to gain independence by asking the visiting Earl of Knighsbridge, Robert Henslow, for his help goes awry when he insists they fake an engagement. Though he thought the ruse was for Audrey’s benefit, Robert soon yearns to make the falsehood a fact and win the lady for himself.
A seductive Victorian romance filled with steamy excitement and spicy ardor, Surrender to the Earl is sure to cast a spell on Gayle Callen’s fans and new readers alike.