Attracted To The Earl
Book 3: Imperfect Lords
Unable to read or write, an earl discovers love in the last place he expects to find it—within the embrace of a brilliant woman—in this sexy, irresistible novel from USA Today bestselling author Bronwen Evans.
What’s an earl to do?
The Earl of Argyle has died suddenly, leaving his brother Guy Neville at a complete loss. The dull-witted second son, as his father used to call him, Guy is now responsible for the estate and his brother’s seat in the House of Lords. Shamed by an inability to read or write, his distress is multiplied by the sudden appearance of Miss Abigail Pinehurst, a dyed-in-the-wool bluestocking. She wishes to use the Argyle library and to study a rare plant on the estate. Guy’s first instinct is to decline her request—until he catches a glimpse of her.
How’s a girl to behave?
Abigail cares for only one thing: plants. She is unconcerned about how she looks, what she wears, or the impression she makes on men. An orphan who turned to books for solace in a miserly, cruel institution, she now makes her living illustrating the greenery she adores. Lord Argyle, in fact, with his uncanny memory and chiseled features, is the first man to capture her attention—a ridiculous distraction since he is so far above her station. But her unreasonable heart has a mind of its own.
5 stars – Being a teacher, it killed me to hear Guy call himself stupid for not being able to read and write. Nowadays, we can diagnose learning disabilities and give child help to learn to read and write, but what Guy had to go through from his father was horrible!! Abigail’s early life wasn’t much much better. I think because of what they went through as children, they could sense a commonality with the other and that just made the attraction they felt for one another, that much stronger. I loved watching these two come together!! I hope that Evans is not done with this series as I have throughly enjoyed it!
5 stars – This is a touching story. Both our heroes are flawed…with challenges they had no control over. The last page made me cry…sad, but also with joy that Abigail and Guy got the ending they deserved. Bronwen at her very best.
4 – stars I give ATTRACTED TO THE EARL by author Bronwen Evans a 4 star rating. It is the latest instalment in her IMPERFECT LORDS series which consists of three books, ADDICTED TO THE DUKE, DRAWN TO THE MARQUESS and ATTRACTED TO THE EARL. I really didn’t get into ATTRACTED TO THE EARL until over halfway through the book. That is the point where we start to delve deeper into the two main characters, Abigail and Guy. Finally their pasts are revealed and they are so tragic. To have overcame the things they did only shows what strong, brave, resilient people they both are. Historical romance readers will not want to miss Ms. Evans’s IMPERFECT LORDS series.
“I loved that this book had a unique storyline with a truly heroic hero and a heroine who is the definition of a strong, resilient, intelligent woman.”
“Such a truly wonderful story with strong emotions and heartbreak that pull these two souls together at the perfect time. Could these two from different walks of life pull together and thwart Patrick and have a happy life of their own? As in all of this author’s work, she pulled me in and did not let go until the end and left me wanting more of her stories.”
“A well-researched and beautifully written story with vivid characters, and a gripping storyline. This historical story is filled with emotional angst, secrets, danger, deception, intrigue, adventure, passion and steamy romance that kept me reading until the last page! As I was reading I thought the plot was transparent, then the author threw in a creative curve ball at the end that was truly cleaver! I loved and recommend this book.”