Daphne du Maurier award finalist for Best Historical Mystery
“This story is full of romance and suspense. . . No one can resist a novel written by Cheryl Bolen. Her writing talents charm all readers. Highly recommended reading! 5 stars!” – Huntress Reviews
“Bolen pens a sparkling tale, and readers will adore her feisty heroine, the arrogant, honorable Warwick and a wonderful cast of supporting characters.” – RT Book Reviews
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Maggie thought she was married to an earl . . . but it seems that her late and unlamented husband lied to her from the day they met. Now—penniless and stranded in London—she has thrown herself on the mercy of the real Lord Warwick. What's a counterfeit countess to do?
Edward, the Earl of Warwick, desires only to get rid of the beautiful woman who arrived at his house with no less than fourteen trunks, a younger sister, a maid, and a very large cat. Her preposterous explanation is of no importance—but her late husband held the clue to the identity of England's greatest traitor, a clue the Foreign Service must get at any cost. Edward will have to guard her night and day—but he cannot guard his heart.
Kept me interested!
I enjoyed the story, however, I got so sick of hearing how beautiful Maggie was, that I wanted to throw up. I mean it was mentioned to the point of ridiculousness.
It really slowed down the story and took away from it. As the reader it made me feel like a woman’s beautiful was all that was important to men.
It could be a much better book, if this issue is fixed.
New romance fan!
Very enjoyable read! A real page turner. I’m a big historical fiction fan, but have never been much into romance novels. This book blends romance with believable history, unique characters, mystery, and humor . The sex scenes are steamy and not overdone.