4 of 5 stars
Nicholas Balfour, the Earl of Dare, has been summoned back to London from his Italian villa and mistress to do his duty. The last thing Nick wants to do is return to the Dare estate. He has never been able to live up to his father's expectations and after his brother and heir dies tragically, his father's criticisms became even more horrid. After 2 years abroad, his father dies and his aunt has called him home. She holds the purse strings to the estate, so Nick has no choice but to return. His plan is to find a suitable young woman to marry, get an heir in her belly and return to his mistress in Italy. What he didn't count on was being intrigued by bluestocking Violet Somerset.
I really enjoyed this book and I especially like an intelligent and feisty heroine. The interactions between Violet and Nick was so much fun until the lies started to pile up for these two. Forced to marry, Violet and Nick must try to get past all their misunderstandings and try to build a new life together. Ms. Bradley works in many twists and turns in this story. Fans of regency romances will definitely enjoy this book.
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