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TO CHARM A NAUGHTY COUNTESS
Genre: Regency Period, Historical Romance, England
The utterly charming plot and sprightly dialogue set Romain’s latest apart from the usual “old friend helps find the hero a wife” romances. The intelligence of the writing, coupled with well-drawn and appealing characters, pulls readers into a love story that is not just enchanting, but joyous.
Michael Layward, Duke of Wyverne, is more inventor than aristocrat and when the reclusive nobleman runs out of funds he must head to London to find a wealthy wife. The instant Michael sees Caroline, the widowed Countess of Stratton, old feelings resurface and he proposes. Caroline refuses to marry, but she will help Michael find a wife — and she’s quite willing to be a lover. As each girl she finds for him falls to the wayside, the only one left is Caroline. Will she surrender her heart, or decide to keep her freedom? (SOURCEBOOKS, May, 384 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed By: Kathe Robin
Published: May 2014