Not the Kind of Earl you Marry. What a smashing debut novel! After reading hundreds of Regencies, I was delighted to discover this one with such a wonderful and unique set-up. The very eligible and handsome Earl of Norwood has successfully dodged every kind of trap set for him by every marriage hungry debutant until one day, he wakes up to find that news of his engagement appears in the paper, an engagement that he never proposed to a woman he’s never met, Miss Charlotte Hurst. Miss Charlotte is equally dismayed when Norwood barges into her breakfast room demanding an explanation from her brother. How dare he accuse her of such a contemptuous scheme to trap him into marriage. Especially when she has no interest in men who think far too much of themselves and have no manners. And oh, oh, oh, it’s so delicious watching her take him down a notch while he falls madly in love with her. Not the Kind of Earl You Mary is the first in her Unconventional Ladies of Mayfair series. The second book in the series, Say You’ll Be Mine, is due out February of 2022 and features one of my favorite characters in this first book so I cannot wait. I’ve got it on my wish list.

Here’s what the publisher says: The one woman in London who doesn’t want to marry him is now his fiancée. William Atherton, Earl of Norwood, is as shocked as the rest of London to discover his betrothal via an announcement in the morning paper. Furious at what appears to be a shrewd marriage trap, William tracks down his alleged fiancée before her plans can affect his campaign for a coveted political post. But then William realizes an engagement, however fake, may benefit them both . . .

Miss Charlotte Hurst may be a wallflower, but she’s no shrinking violet. She would never attempt such an underhanded scheme, especially not with a man as haughty or sought-after as Norwood. Yet his suggestion to play along with the betrothal has its merits . . . and the longer they pretend, the more undeniably real their feelings become. But when the true culprit behind their engagement is revealed, can their newfound happiness survive the scandal?

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