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Wanted: A countess for the most feared lord in London
With a family legacy tainted by murder and madness, Phineas Brand, the Earl of Holstoke, is having a devil of a time securing a proper wife—or even an improper one. Society misses faint at the sight of him. Matchmaking mamas scurry to avoid him. Only one woman is bold enough to keep drawing near, and she’s more scandalous than he is.

Caution: A lady’s brazen ways may lead to ruin
Lady Eugenia Huxley knows all about running aground in the marriage mart, thanks to a scandal involving a footman and too much drink. No matter. She’ll gladly pursue millinery over matrimony. But when her sister’s spurned suitor returns to London in search of a wife, she can’t resist offering him a bit of courtship advice, even if the chilly, brilliant, honorable Lord Holstoke does give her shivers—heated, head-to-toe shivers that are anything but fearful.

Danger: This match may be combustible
After a series of vicious murders brings suspicion to Holstoke’s door, Eugenia risks everything to be his alibi. The only rational remedy is to marry the minx before she generates another scandal. Yet, the dangers don’t end at the altar. A poisonous enemy coils ever closer, threatening the woman who awakens his soul. How far will he go to protect her? That may be the greatest danger of all.

August 3
Elisa Braden
Smashwords, Inc.

Customer Reviews

Jnelle87 ,

An amazing author

This was such a unique book. Full of humor, romance, mystery and history. Enjoyed reading and re-reading it.

TrayDNP16 ,


I have to say this is my second favorite in the series after Jane and her duke. I love the Huxley family and this story featuring Eugenia did not disappoint. Great read

nynancyreads ,

Scandal, intrigue and love!

I’m a fan of Elisa Braden and this book did not disappoint! There is a strong story line and characters that drew me in and I could not put the book down. This is part of the Rescued from Ruin series but is a stand-alone book.
Phineas Brand age 33 is the Earl of Holstoke and he is looking for a bride. Not so easy when his Mother was a murderer and his Father was considered draft but only because he was being poisoned by the aforementioned Mother. Lady Eugenia Huxley age 22 is thought ruined by the Ton and would just like to go into business for herself making hats. Genie feels like she is a great burden to her family. They are not an obvious pair since Phineas had asked Genie’s sister to marry him six years ago and her sister had turned him down to marry the love of her life. Phineas and Genie can’t seem to stop the attraction or interest each has in the other.
This book made me laugh at times and cry at other times. I consider writing that can pull me into the story and make me feel the emotions of the characters as well written. I highly recommend this book. I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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