A seductive Welsh earl on the brink of ruin. A wealthy cit in search of a hero.
Miss Evelina Franklin reads too many romance novels. She's certain a handsome duke—or dashing highwayman—is in her future. In the meantime, Evie entertains herself with the admirers vying for her fortune.
The Earl of Brecken needs cash. His late father left their Welsh estate in ruin, and his mother will not let him rest until it is restored to its former glory. Notorious for his seductive charm, he searches the ballrooms for a wealthy heiress. His choices are dismal until he meets Miss Franklin. Guileless and gorgeous with an enormous dowry, she seems the answer to his prayers. Until his conscience makes an unexpected appearance.
Madoc & Evelina
***1/2- Madoc’s father, the Earl of Brecken, fell from his horse and became paralyzed. Madoc’s father is depressed and leaves his steward to manage their estate. Madoc has been working for England’s home office as a spy. He has finally returned home. He finds his home in ruins and their steward has stolen all their money from his family’s estate. There is no money left to run the estate. His family home and estate is dilapidated and in disarray. Madoc decides he must find a rich wife.
Evelina Franklin is enjoying her London Season. Her mother’s goal is for her to find a titled gentleman. When Evelina and Madoc first meet there are sparks and they are drawn to each other. Madoc and Evelina are undeniably attracted to one another. Madoc wants to marry Evelina but he needs to find his former stewart and hope he still has some of his estate’s money left. He does not want to marry Evelina for her money. His friend Kit, the Earl of Sunderland, helps Madoc invest in some promising ventures.
This is a sweet story. Watching them fall in love was enjoyable. This is the first book I have read in this series. I am interested in reading Kit and Grace’s story. I will definitely read previous books in this series. Fenella’s book is coming soon and I look forward to reading her story. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and I am voluntarily leaving a review.
Nice telling of a love story with a bit of a mystery. Nice characters and positive outlooks. Very refreshing.
I loved the story! I loved the ending and all the parts in between! Thank you for an enjoyable read!