Bestselling author Amelia Grey is back with a brand-new tale of daring, desire, and a delightfully scandalous bargain in her newest, sexy Regency-set historical romance, The Earl Claims a Bride.
CAN A HASTILY ARRANGED MATCH
Harrison Thornwick is the Heirs' Club's newest member. His carefree days as a reckless rogue carousing around London are suddenly behind him after the tragic death of his brother leaves him in charge of the family estate. What's more, the Prince himself has offered to secure his marital prospects. Now Harrison has no choice but to grin and bear his noble fate-and the woman who's been chosen for him.
BECOME A LOVE FOR ALL TIME?Miss Angelina Rule is a spectacular beauty, a dream match for any man. But she is fiercely independent-and full of passion-and is all set to rebel against her royal order of marriage...until she meets the devilishly charming Harrison. With him by her side, Angelina devises a scheme that will teach her meddlesome relatives a lesson, once and for all. But little did she and Harrison expect to fall into a tempestuous attraction-and a powerful desire that neither of them can deny...
This second installment of the Heirs' Club of Scoundrels Regency series is a middling follow-up to the satisfying first entry, The Duke in My Bed. Harrison Thornwick, who's just become an earl after the sudden deaths of his father and brothers, is in an uncomfortable position. The Prince Regent has threatened to throw Harrison into jail for dueling if he refuses to marry Miss Angelina Rule. He is incensed by the prince's demand but softens when he meets the beautiful, strong-willed, and witty Angelina, who is also told she must marry Harrison or her father will go to debtor's prison. Unfortunately for Harrison, she admits that her heart belongs to another. Their first encounter and much of what follows feel forced and hurried. After only minutes of dialogue, Angelina declares that Harrison is "a wretched soul." But Harrison decides to fight for her, and soon Angelina is torn between Harrison, who arouses her passion, and the man to whom she believes her heart belongs. All the melodrama detracts from the engaging possibilities of young love.