So The Untamed Earl by Valerie Bowman comes out today and I wanted to share the news with you guys because this is the 5th book in the Playful Brides series and it’s definitely a fun historical romance worth checking out! Scroll on down to see a review, and check out chapter one of the book!
Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks (May 3rd 2016)
Paperback: 304 pages
Series: Playful Brides #5
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Rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
AN INDECENT PROPOSAL
Lady Alexandra Hobbs, the daughter of the Duke of Huntley, has intended to marry Lord Owen Monroe since she first glimpsed him from the window of her bedchamber, back when she was just a girl. But the duke has already chosen Alex’s infamously spoiled elder sister, Lavinia, for Owen. And now there’s no turning back.
Owen has spent most of his bachelor years drinking, gambling, and skirt-chasing. He won’t see another pound from his parents, however, until he’s engaged to Lavinia. Desperate, he accepts an offer from her innocent and spirited–and absolutely beautiful–sister Alex: She will
turn him into a perfectly tamed suitor, and show him how to woo the shrew. But when Alex’s true motives come to light, will their bargain lead to recriminations–or to a romance that defies everyone’s expectations?
I’m always happy when there’s more stories from the Playful Bride collection. This one features a hero we’ve seen before, Lord Owen Monroe (brother of Cass – The Accidental Countess) and it’s his turn to get whacked on the head by love. Like the rest of the series, this is a re-imagination of a classic, in this case it’s the Taming of the Shrew with a twist…..You can check out my full review of The Untamed Earl HERE!
And if you you want see the rest of the series, I’ve got the rest if the series reviewed HERE!
London, October 1816
“You heard me, Owen, and this time I’m putting my foot down.” The stamp of a boot lent credence to that particular claim.
Owen tugged at his sleeve and did his best to keep from rolling his eyes. He’d been summoned to his father’s study for what was likely the sixth time in as many months. Only this time, Owen had the misfortunate to be completely … sober. Blast, he should have stopped at the club and been even later than he already was to his father’s favorite pastime, dressing down his son. At least it would be more palatable if he were half in the bottle.
“I understand,” Owen drawled, standing up from the leather-upholstered chair that sat in front of his father’s large mahogany desk. Owen inched toward the door. He had learned over years of such meetings that it was best to get out quickly before his father had a chance to toss more empty threats at his head.
“No. I don’t think you do understand,” the earl said, stamping his foot against the wooden floor again.
Owen pressed his lips together to keep from saying something he’d regret. Which was usually everything he said. “I understand perfectly. You’re tired of my drinking?”
Read the rest of Chapter one at: http://us.macmillan.com/excerpt?isbn=9781250072580
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