Grace Alden is hiding. Ten years ago, she fled the danger to herself and her unborn child, and since then she’s remained sequestered in a tiny fishing village, praying her enemy won’t find her. Instead, it’s someone else from her past who stumbles into her cottage in the middle of a storm; Ross Carlisle, the Earl of Spalding. He doesn’t recognise her, but he does need her help to unmask a traitor.
Although they get off to a terrible start, Grace agrees to help Ross in exchange for his efforts to restore her son’s inheritance, and they set off for London together. And to my absolute joy, the author included one of my favourite tropes in all of fiction; a There Was Only One Bed scene! It didn’t turn out quite the way I expected, but was still marvellously fun.
Ross was a bit high-handed at first, but the nature of his mission was enough to make anyone paranoid. Grace was the real star, and I absolutely loved her spark and fire, her passionate determination to defend her son by any means necessary, and her resourcefulness. Her realisation that she was no longer the frightened girl who’d fled her oppressor, but a woman who’d survived alone with a child for ten years and wasn’t about to give in to anyone, was wonderful to read. Ross falling in love with her was inevitable, since i the reader already had.
I haven’t read anything by Anna Harrington before but I will definitely be looking out for more of her work in the future. This was a fantastic read and I’m giving it a solid five stars!
How The Earl Entices is available now.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book for review through NetGalley.