4 of 5 stars
Ian Swift has become the new Earl of Castleton after the tragic death of his older brother. Problem is, Ian had left his father's home 10 years earlier and he is now the owner of a gambling house. He's left the rules of the ton behind and does as he pleases with no one to answer to. When Miss Grace Ashton walks into his club to settle her father's death, Ian is intrigue with the lady. He proposes a deal: he'll forgive her father's debts in exchange for a refresher course on the rules of the ton. With no other choice to keep the household running, Grace agrees to his terms.
This plot has been used many times, but Ms. Gabrielle weaves a good story between want and need. I wish the tension between Ian and Grace had lasted a little longer though. Despite that one slight criticism, the story kept my interest throughout and I was happy to see both Ian and Grace learned the art of compromise. Fans of regency romances will enjoy this story.
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