Avon Books / HarperCollins
January 25, 2011/ ISBN 978-0-06-202127-4
Historical Romance / early 1800’s
by Linda Young
Thanks to the misinterpretations of the ton gossips, Miss Linnet
Trynne has been dropped by the prince and the entire ton. Now what
is she going to do? First she has to convince her father and aunt
that the rumors are false. Then what?
Thanks to her aunt, Linnet ends up being betrothed to an earl.
His father, the duke, comes to escort her to her new home. Everyone
who has heard of the earl knows that he is called the beast. Rumor
has it that a wound has left him immune to the charms of a woman
and that his temper scalds everyone he meets. He lives in a castle
in Wales. What has she got to lose? The ton gossips have ruined
Piers Yelverton, Earl of Marchant, is a grumpy, mean tempered,
ill-mannered doctor. He has no use for his father whom he hasn’t
seen in over twelve years. Nor the bride his father has brought
him. He has no intention of getting married, especially to any woman
chosen by his father. However, he admits that she is more beautiful
that anything he could have imagined. He is drawn by her wit and
her sarcasm. She’s intelligent and doesn’t seem squeamish
around his patients, and is even trying to change the way the patients
are handled. He’s got to send her packing.
Eloisa James has outdone herself with this one. I couldn’t
put it down from start to finish. One of the things that made this
such a fun book was the fact that Piers, the Earl, was fashioned
after the infamous Dr. House, M.D. shown on the FOX network. Believe
me when I say Dr. House would be proud of Piers. Miss Linnet keeps
right up with Piers. She is the positive side of Piers. Neither
one will admit to the other that they have feelings for each other.
They both agree with the other that they are not suited but keep
delaying putting an end to the engagement. Anyone with a sense of
humor will enjoy this book. It’s fun and full of romance and
a couple surprises. I highly recommend this book.