Lady Elizabeth is hiding in plain sight...and very plain dresses. To escape her traitorous father's reputation, she's left behind the glittering balls of London Society to act as a governess. For the first time in her life, she’s independent and taking care of herself. All is fine...until the irresistible Lord Hawkins arrives at her employer's house.
Lord Hawkins is a rake of the highest order, but something about the beautiful governess working for his cousin makes him want to act like a gentleman. After an attempt on her life, Hawk discovers who Elizabeth really is. Now under orders from the Home Office to bring her in, Hawk vows instead to protect her. Even though he’s not entirely sure she’s innocent, she is his responsibility. If only he could stop wanting her.
Hawk may be handsome and honorable, but no matter how much Lizzie wants to give in to her desires, falling for the tempting man will surely bring heartbreak. Especially when he proposes the only way to keep her safe is to marry her. She doesn't want his name if he’s only doing it out of a sense of duty. But someone in the Home Office wants Lizzie dead and it’s up to Hawk to convince her of the danger when even becoming his countess may not save her life.
Each book in the Lords & Ladies in Love series is STANDALONE:
* Seducing the Marquess
* Marrying the Wrong Earl
* Denying the Duke
* Wagering For Miss Blake
* Captivating the Earl
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To say I was captivated by this story puts it lightly!! Hiding away as a governess for two years, Lizzi has felt safe from the authorities looking for her. Unfortunately, Hawk, Lord Hawkins shows up to spend time with his friends, her employers. What now!! An Earl with good looks and roguish ways, is not good for her libido, and keeping up her charade! But what's a girl to do once he gets a missive to bring her in and realizes who she is? Is she a criminal hiding or an innocent lady whose father was a traitor? It seemed love at first sight between the two and Callie Hutton brings these characters alive to the point you can feel their emotions, although keeping you in suspense as to what will happen. Throw in attempts on Lizzie's life and a search for evidence that cannot be found while time is running out. Prepare to be delighted with this fast paced story that will have you sighing at the end. Cannot wait for the next one!! I read this through NetGallery
WHAT A GREAT ROMANCE AND MYSTERY!!!
Nothing like an amazing mystery to keep the pages of a book turning. Captivating the Earl by Callie Hutton is book 5 in the Lords & Ladies In Love series. I read this book over night as I could not put it down. I had to know what was going to happen next in this regency mystery romance and every time something happened I was surprised. Also this is a love at first sight story and who doesn’t love that particular genre. Callie writes such wonderful characters especially Elizabeth and Hawk (short for Lord Hawkins) that you just find yourself cheering for them. Her descriptions are true for that era, very easy to read and just a little bit steamy but not overly. This story has a traitor, scandal, incognito, 3 attempted murders, a protector, secrets, missing evidence, breaking into a house, a true friend, understanding, kindness and yes, love at first sight! I highly recommend you read this book, you will not be disappointed!!
***This book was gifted to me and I am voluntarily reviewing.
Loved the book
This is a very well written, entertaining and intriguing story. Hawk, a known rake, meets Lizzie, governess to his cousin’s children and he is instantly intrigued by her. Even though she is a governess, Hawk believes there is more to her than that as she is too well educated to be a vicar’s daughter as she claims. He later finds out that she is the daughter of an earl who had been charged with treason. As they grow closer, attempts are made on her life and he determines the only way to keep her safe is by marrying her. There is a HEA to this story but before that happens Lizzie’s life is threatened again and it is hard to determine who the actual threat is coming from. This is a great read and I would highly recommend it.