Gavin Corey, the Earl of Thornbrook, has shed his rakish ways in the hope of winning Lady Louisa Adair’s heart, but neither she nor her parents consider him a suitable match. He convinces her to join forces with him to locate a missing family treasure by proposing a wager: if he finds the jewels, Lady Louisa must allow him to court her, but if she prevails, he must reveal the secret he’s keeping from her.
Lady Louisa might be the most sought after lady on the marriage mart, but she values her independence above all else and has no interest in giving up her inheritance to marry. As she spends more time with the charming earl, however, she starts to wonder if he’s worth risking her inheritance and her family’s disapproval… until she’s confronted with a scandal from his past.
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What Reviewers are Saying
“Ally Broadfield delivers an absolutely delightful historical romance with her latest adventure. If you are looking for a love story with substance as well as some action and adventure this one is a must-read. ” – Night Owl Reviews, 4.5 stars and a Top Pick
5 Stars: “The author did such a good job, it amazes me. I enjoyed the book, the story and especially the sweet characters.” – Candy B., Goodreads.com review
4 Stars: “A lovely Historical Romance. I love how there was also a mystery to solve. It made the story and their growing love more fun to read about. Great cast of characters. I think the romance novels should read like this one.” – Sally H., Goodreads.com review
5 Stars: “Our characters are all lots of fun and the story line gives them a lovely mystery to solve. A very entertaining lighthearted romance. I loved it.” – Petula, Goodreads.com review
5 Stars: “I’m in love with Ally Broadfield’s writing style!… A touch of humor, mystery and love thrown in for good measure make this book a wonderful read.” – Brenda, Goodreads.com review
4 Stars: “How to Bewilder a Lord is a stylishly tempting dance of love that is scandalous with with a capital S.” – Isha C., Hopeless Romantic
5 Stars: “I loved this story!” – Kay, Goodreads.com review
4 Stars: “Gavin was a most likable hero and I loved seeing how he slowly let Louisa see the real him and not the facade he shows the ton. Fans of romances with a mystery thrown in the mix will definitely enjoy this book.” – Debra L. Martin, author of Assassin’s Curse
5 Stars: “I just couldn’t stop reading this well written book…. Gavin is adorable, a reformed rake with a soft heart who likes to draw birds & rescue doves.” – Janet B., Goodreads.com review