Surrender to the Earl

Surrender to the Earl

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by Gayle Callen
     
 

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She wanted a favor, not a fiance...

Audrey Blake's impromptu plan—asking a visitor to help her take ownership of her rightful property—is unraveling in spectacular fashion. Audrey has been kept in virtual seclusion by her family, and now the enigmatic Robert Henslow, Earl of Knightsbridge, has complicated her scheme to gain independence,

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She wanted a favor, not a fiance...

Audrey Blake's impromptu plan—asking a visitor to help her take ownership of her rightful property—is unraveling in spectacular fashion. Audrey has been kept in virtual seclusion by her family, and now the enigmatic Robert Henslow, Earl of Knightsbridge, has complicated her scheme to gain independence, insisting they pretend to be engaged.

Duty brought Robert to Audrey's doorstep. As for what makes him propose marriage...it might be guilt. Compassion. Or something far more urgent and unexpected. Their counterfeit union was supposed to be for Audrey's benefit. Yet it's Robert who yearns to prove to the intriguing Audrey how much they both have to gain by making it real—and convincing her to submit to the most blissful passion.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Callen’s solid follow-up to Return of the Viscount continues the stories of three former soldiers in Victorian England who are determined to make amends for a poor military decision. Audrey Collins was blinded by scarlet fever as a child. Longing for freedom from the family that kept her locked away, she accepted Martin Blake’s proposal, only to have him buy a commission in the army with her dowry as soon as they were wed. She was once again trapped—until Robert Henslow, Earl of Knightsbridge and Martin’s fellow soldier, brings the news of Martin’s death. Desperate, Audrey begs Robert to help her travel to her husband’s estate, Rose Cottage, where she can live on her own terms. To pull off the escape, Robert tells her father he intends to marry Audrey, creating new problems as the two try to deal with their mutual fears and their growing attraction to each other. The engagement-of-convenience story delivers few surprises but will keep fans of independent heroines engaged. (June)
Romantic Times BOOKclub on SURRENDER TO THE EARL
“Callen has outdone herself.”
Romantic Times
“This is Callen’s forte: entangle readers in a tale that’s delightfully sexy, fast paced and filled with engaging characters who hold your interest until the end.”
Cathy Maxwell
“Gayle Callen is wonderful!”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062076076
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/28/2013
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
528,763
Product dimensions:
4.42(w) x 6.66(h) x 1.06(d)

Meet the Author

After a detour through fitness instructing and computer programming, Gayle Callen found the life she’d always dreamed of as a romance writer. This USA Today bestselling author has written more than twenty historical romances for Avon Books, and her novels have won the Holt Medallion and the Laurel Wreath Award.

Gayle lives in Central New York with her three children, her dog, Apollo, and her husband, Jim the Romance Hero.

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