How I Met My Countess

How I Met My Countess

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by Elizabeth Boyle
     
 

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Lucy Ellyson, the improper daughter of an infamous spy, saves the life of the Earl of Clifton. He intends to make her his countess after the war ends, but when he finally is able to return to her, he finds that she's vanished.

Meanwhile, Lucy is living a new life in the heart of Mayfair. But she's as scandalous as ever, and when Clifton

Overview

Lucy Ellyson, the improper daughter of an infamous spy, saves the life of the Earl of Clifton. He intends to make her his countess after the war ends, but when he finally is able to return to her, he finds that she's vanished.

Meanwhile, Lucy is living a new life in the heart of Mayfair. But she's as scandalous as ever, and when Clifton finally happens upon her, she's landed in the sort of trouble that only a hasty marriage can solve. He's more than willing to step in, but their future is all too quickly threatened by secrets from the past.

Editorial Reviews

Booklist (starred review) on How I Met My Countess
“All of RITA award-winning Boyle’s signature literary elements—deliciously acerbic writing, splendidly original characters, and sinfully sexy chemistry—blend brilliantly together.”
Booklist on How I Met My Countess
“All of RITA award-winning Boyle’s signature literary elements—deliciously acerbic writing, splendidly original characters, and sinfully sexy chemistry—blend brilliantly together.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061783494
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
12/29/2009
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
406,201
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Elizabeth Boyle has always loved romance and now lives it each and every day by writing adventurous and passionate stories that readers from all around the world have described as "page-turners." Since her first book was published, she's seen her romances become New York Times and USA Today bestsellers and won the RWA RITA® and the Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Awards. She resides in Seattle with her family, her garden, and always-growing collection of yarn.

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How I Met My Countess 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 56 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
The current Marquess of Standon cannot stand the harassing of the three widows. He warns them their choices are the street or sharing an abode in Mayfai. The two older ones acquiescingly thank their protector; the youngest Lucy Ellyson Sterling considers the street as scandal does not disturb her. Seven years ago, Lord Gilbert met Lucy when she and her father trained him on working undercover to gather information. They fell in love and he vowed to marry her once he came back from the war. Neither anticipated the length of the conflict that finally is over. He searches for her as she has vanished, but once they re-meet their passion remains strong. However, her dark secret and his even darker remorse tears them apart. This is an enjoyable second chance at love Regency romance that begins the moment the hero comes in from the cold. Filled with humor and pathos, fans will enjoy Gilbert's tale of meeting his countess as a spy student, but winning her hand proves much more difficult than her heart or learning advanced espionage techniques. Readers will appreciate Elizabeth Boyle's entertaining historical. Harriet Klausner
SuzieQSK More than 1 year ago
This was a good romance. The grandmother-in-law reminded me of my mother-in-law. Glad our hero ignored her like my husband did mine!
srbSH More than 1 year ago
Justin Grey, the Earl of Clifton, and his half-brother Malcolm have joined the corps of spies for the Crown and have gone for training under George Ellyson. The field trainers are his daughters Lucy and Mariana Ellyson. Malcolm and Mariana hit it off, but the handsome and stiff earl doesn't make a good impression on madcap Lucy (and vice versa). At the urging of his brother and her sister to be open-minded, the two antagonists fall hard for each other during a challenging trial run. All too soon the men are off to the continent, but not before pledges are made by the two lovers. Seven years later heartbroken Lucy, scandalous widow with a 6-year old boy, is one of three notorious Lady Standons, and Justin is back, heartbroken and impoverished and looking for the Lady Standon to whom Malcolm left his worldly goods. Everyone - the three widows and the earl - is under pressure to marry when Lucy and Justin meet again. Buried feelings come to the surface as the two conspire to open the safe of a suspiciously wealthy (i.e., cheating) solicitor to prove that he kept the wills and stole the funds of all of Pymm's men. All other mistaken assumptions are straightened out as the book comes to a most satisfying end.
LovesToRead423 More than 1 year ago
Elizabeth Boyle brought her story to life. The scene where Felicity tells the three Stanton widows that they must live together is hysterical! And I loved it when Minerva, Elinor, and Lucy overcome their differences and band together (somewhat) to get what they want. The story of Lucy and Clifton is so romantic and exciting. I love how the author weaves familiar characters in and out of the story. I can't wait to read the stories of Elinor and Minerva!!!!
Yary More than 1 year ago
I enjoy myself reading this book hope you like it too.
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