As an Earl Desires

As an Earl Desires

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by Lorraine Heath
     
 

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USA Today bestselling and Rita Award-winning author Lorraine Heath has created a lush, emotional love story.

Camilla Hutchenson, countess, sponsor, darling of the ton, has reached a staggering level of social power. But one man has managed to distract her attention from her schedule of charity endeavours and teas—and not just because he holds

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USA Today bestselling and Rita Award-winning author Lorraine Heath has created a lush, emotional love story.

Camilla Hutchenson, countess, sponsor, darling of the ton, has reached a staggering level of social power. But one man has managed to distract her attention from her schedule of charity endeavours and teas—and not just because he holds the deed to her estate.

The man in question, Archibald Warner, is the new Earl of Sachse. Though at first meeting he suspects his new ward of being nothing more than a social bit of fluff, the more time passes, the more he finds himself drawn to her. But there is something she is hiding from him, and she hesitates to show him her real heart, even though she wishes she could learn to trust him with it. For somehow she knows . . . if only she can give him the chance, he will teach her everything she could hope to learn about love.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061738104
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/13/2009
Series:
Lost Lords of Pembroke Series , #1
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
26,386
File size:
494 KB

Meet the Author

Lorraine Heath always dreamed of being a writer. After graduating from the University of Texas, she wrote training manuals, press releases, articles, and computer code, but something was always missing. When she read a romance novel, she not only became hooked on the genre, but quickly realized what her writing lacked: rebels, scoundrels, and rogues. She's been writing about them ever since. Her work has been recognized with numerous industry awards, including RWA's prestigious RITA®. Her novels have appeared on the USA Today and New York Times bestseller lists.

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As an Earl Desires 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I believe if you do not care for or like your female character, then the book fails immediately. This character was unlikable to me. The male character was better. I wanted this book to end so I could read something better.
Guest More than 1 year ago
CAMILLA COMES ACROSS AS A NOBILITY SNOB WHEN IN REALITY SHE IS JUST PLAIN IGNORANT OF WHAT A MAN WOULD CONSIDER A 'TERRIBLE SECRET.' SHE IS SO WISHY-WASHY ON HER FEELINGS FOR ARCHIBALD (HORRID NAME FOR A HUNK) THE BOOK SHOULD HAVE BEEN CALLED 'YES-NO-MAYBE-POSSIBLY-I DON'T KNOW.' AS TO THE SECOND 'SECRET'--IT WASN'T HARD TO FIGURE OUT WHAT IT WOULD BE AND AGAIN CAMILLA SOLD ARCH SHORT IN THE 'IT WOULDN'T MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE DEPARTMENT.' A 2 ON THE 1-10 SENSUAL SCALE BUT BY THE TIME ANY REAL ROMANCE CAME ABOUT--I WAS COUNTING THE PAGES TO THE END OF THE BOOK.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Heath never disappoints and although I struggled to like the heroine in the beginning, she finally grew on me as I started to view her through Archie's eyes. This is an engaging story with an interesting hero. I am hoping the author will also tell Thomas Warner's story!
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Though not a complicated plot, it was a good read.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing. Lorraine Heath is an excelent writer!
willaful More than 1 year ago
Although this is the first in the "Lost Lords" series, it is also a direct sequel to _Love With a Scandalous Lord_, which is third in the "Daughters of Fortune" series. Confusing! But many of Heath's books are connected in some way. Anyway, after reading that book, I was very curious about how Heath would turn the secondary characters into hero and heroine: Archie came across as so mild-mannered as to be a bit of a doof and Camilla is not only cold and selfish but does some quite morally repuganant things. Archie comes out beautifully. Although definitely a "beta" hero, kind and gentle, he has hidden depths of will he hides behind an easy-going facade. He is the perfect hero for a lost, wounded heroine needing great tenderness, which Camilla is. Unfortunately, Camilla's "rehabilitation" is lacking: Heath gives her a tragic past and some tremendous strength in overcoming it, which makes her quite admirable, but then gilds the lily by making her a secret do-gooder, which doesn't gibe with her previous character. And as for the unpleasant things she did in the previous book, those are almost completely glossed over, which is such a cop-out. So I started out finding this story a bit of a let-down. But as it got more involved, I started to appreciate it for what it did have rather than being annoyed at what it didn't, and got caught up in the sad, sweet romance. I could even forgive the inevitable uber-happy-epilogue, because Heath pulls it off so well and with a few surprises.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1879 Archibald Warner struggles with the pomp and circumstance of being the new Earl of Sacshe although his predecessor¿s widow Camilla offers plenty of help and advice on etiquette. Camilla makes it clear to Arch that she will find him a proper wife and in the process plans to marry a duke. Arch does not want any acceptable spouse; he wants Camilla, who is two years younger than him. She refuses to consider being his spouse as she is barren and he needs an heir.--- As Camilla pushes respect over love, Arch showers her with kindness even telling his solicitor to back off on how she spends his money and occasionally steals a kiss that always jolts her. He plans to marry Camilla or no one, but he knows how difficult that will be to achieve as she is stubborn and her late spouse his predecessor scarred her mentally, hopefully not for life.--- Victorian romance readers will enjoy Lorraine Heath¿s latest historical starring a wonderful male protagonist. Fans at first will dislike Camilla as being a snob, but change their tune as they get to really know her especially what she does with her ¿excesses¿ and how her past (childhood poverty and the previous Earl) shaped her present. It is the change in attitude by the audience towards the female lead that makes this a fine tale while showcasing Ms. Heath¿s storytelling skills.--- Harriet Klausner