The cool, aloof earl
And the enchanting lady
For Jack Beresford, Earl of Hawkenden, emotional entanglements are the path to pain. But when his brother brings his new wife and her best friend to his country home, everything changes. Lady Cecily Thornhill is both vibrant and beautiful, and Jack finds himself increasingly captivated by her sunny nature. Yet he must resist her charms, for in a month she’ll be gone—unless his frozen heart thaws before then…
Full of emotion
Jack is horrified that his brother Tom has gotten married and for love?? He is determined to get rid of Nell so he has his brother back but not everything goes to plan and he accidentally ends up insulting Nells best friend Cecily
I’m not going to lie to you, at the start of the book I totally hated Jack, he was stuck up, arrogant and so determined that his way was the only way but as the story developed and I started to understand more of Jacks character and what drives him, I started to love him. He has been hurt in the past and still carries around a lot of anger as a result of that and it really colours his world view but as Cecily challenges him and makes him look into himself, he starts to see what is important
Cecily was a harder character for me to understand as to start with as I struggled to bond with her but as more of her character came through, her quick wit, clever arguments and brilliant business sense, she became more real to me and I quickly started to adore her, her relationship with Nell also really helped show that she was a lovable character once you had gotten past the exterior
Both Jack and Cecily have been hurt in the past and they need to challenge their demons before they will be free to become the characters that I know they can be. They both struggle at times but they are also headstrong and determined and their arguments made them seem more real to me and had me so wrapped up in the story so quickly that I ignored Jacks faults and really wanted to see what would happen next
I would recommend this book to those who enjoy a story full of emotion and drama with characters who you will quickly come to love, even if they drive you mad at times!
AM 🐾 x
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Catherine Tinley is an award winning author of historical romance. She writes witty, heartwarming Regency love stories for Harlequin Mills & Boon. Her first book, Waltzing with the Earl, won the Rita Award for Best Historical Romance 2018, while Rags-to-Riches Wife won the RoNA Award for Best Historical Romance 2021.
She has loved reading and writing since childhood, and has a particular fondness for love, romance, and happy endings. After a career encompassing speech & language therapy, Sure Start, maternity campaigning and being President of a charity, she now manages a maternity hospital. She lives in Ireland with her husband, children, cats, and dog and can be reached at catherinetinley.com,on facebook, twitter, and instagram