The Countess Confessions: A Boscastle Affairs Novel

The Countess Confessions: A Boscastle Affairs Novel

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by Jillian Hunter
     
 

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New York Times bestselling author Jillian Hunter has charmed readers with her “sizzling sexual chemistry and rapier wit"(Booklist). Now she returns to the scandalous Boscastle family…

All Emily Selwick wanted was to convince the man she had adored for years that she was the woman he ought to marry. She never expected that her

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New York Times bestselling author Jillian Hunter has charmed readers with her “sizzling sexual chemistry and rapier wit"(Booklist). Now she returns to the scandalous Boscastle family…

All Emily Selwick wanted was to convince the man she had adored for years that she was the woman he ought to marry. She never expected that her ill-fated deception at a party would uncover a scheme against the Crown and ensnare her in the sensual trap of an enigmatic stranger.

Damien Boscastle, the Earl of Shalcross, knows he must marry Emily to defend her honor and keep his mission secret. But, by saving her reputation, he will draw her into his arms as well as a dangerous intrigue.

After a whirlwind courtship that leaves her breathless, Emily finds herself wed to a husband who vows not only to protect her from his menacing world—but to train his wife in the pleasures of passion.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Praise for Jillian Hunter and her novels

“We could all use a little more Jillian Hunter in our lives.”—The Oakland Press (MI)

“Hunter knows how to combine sensual romance with a mystery, and passion with tenderness.”—Romantic Times

“Hunter draws the reader in with a compelling plot and engaging characters in this smoothly written tale of love lost and found.”—Publishers Weekly

“One of the funniest, most delightful romances I've had the pleasure to read.”—Teresa Medeiros, New York Times bestselling author of The Temptation of Your Touch

“Enchanting…A fabulous historical.”—Midwest Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101637234
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/04/2014
Series:
A Boscastle Affairs Novel , #2
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
98,033
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher
Praise for Jillian Hunter and her novels

“We could all use a little more Jillian Hunter in our lives.”—The Oakland Press (MI)

“Hunter knows how to combine sensual romance with a mystery, and passion with tenderness.”—Romantic Times

“Hunter draws the reader in with a compelling plot and engaging characters in this smoothly written tale of love lost and found.”—Publishers Weekly

“One of the funniest, most delightful romances I've had the pleasure to read.”—Teresa Medeiros, New York Times bestselling author of The Temptation of Your Touch

“Enchanting…A fabulous historical.”—Midwest Book Review

Meet the Author

Jillian Hunter is the author of more than twenty critically acclaimed novels, including the Bridal Pleasures series: The Duchess Diaries, A Bride Unveiled, and A Duke's Temptation. The Countess Confessions marks the thirteenth Boscastle Regency romance, following The Mistress Memoirs. Jillian's  The Wicked Duke Takes a Wife and A Wicked Lord at the Wedding are New York Times bestsellers. She has received several awards, including the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award. She lives in Southern California with her husband and three daughters.

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The Countess Confessions: A Boscastle Affairs Novel 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a witty, sexy, and suspenseful book. Emily was a fun heroine who knew how to stand up to the hero and stand with him. Damien was an alpha hero and he knew how to take care of Emily when she witnessed his involvement in a spying plot. The humor is what made the book stand out for me. I love how the Boscastles come together when the family is in trouble. This is a wonderful series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this author when she combines intrigue, humor, and sensual romance. When I read some of the other critiques that were not very complimentary, I decided to see if I might have some of the same complaints. I didn't at all. I was captured from the beginning which is not always true for me. Seiously, Emily was funny and endearing and daring to try to grab attention from the only man (lightly speaking) that had ever paid much attention to her. She disguises herself at a party as a gypsy hoping she can guide the man she wants to realize they are destined for each other. She's a romantic with no experience whatsoever. Enter Damien, also in disguise, who goes into the gypsy's tent only because he needs to hide for a time until he is to meet with conspirators agsinst the crown. He's a Bostcastle relation who follows in the family tradition of doing what he must to protect his country even though he is growing weary and soul depleted after fighting in war and surviving capture and prison. The first meeting in the tent of Emily and Damien reveals an instant physical attraction which leads, of course, to exciting intrigue that brings Emily right into the middle of Darien's quest to discover the identities of the traitors and foil the threat to his country. The story held my attention throughout to the end. Both of the main characters were delightful and had a sense of humor that I appreciate. Some of the previous Boscastle relations were in the story that tied the Bostcastle clan together. We also have a clue as to the missing Bostcastle, Brandon, and that he might still be alive, due to Damien searching for the truth of what really happened to Brandon and his friend Samuel. I recommend this latest Boscastle tale if you like intrigue, humor, and sensuous (and rather wicked) romance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was quite disappointed in this book. The story was very sketchy and took too long to develop. I was well into the book before there was any semblance of a plot and by then i no longer cared. The heroine was silly and immature, so the hero's falling madly in love was not believable. The supporting characters popped in and out with no real purpose other than to take up pages. Ditto for the sex scenes. They seemed gratuitous and overdone. In summary, the whole story hopped and skipped about with no rhyme or reason until it was just over - mercifully.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was O.K. I imagine if you've read the 14(!) other books in the series that it would be better. For me though this was not a stand alone book and I felt like I had jumped into the middle of a conversation and was trying to play catch up the entire time. I love a good series but I feel like the books should be stand alone so I can decide if I want to purchase more. I would not buy more of this series.
2_PMVH More than 1 year ago
I really loved this book. It has one of my favorite families, the Boscastle. Jillian Hunter has done it again. This is her 14 Boscastle book but they are never boring. Damien is a loner who only keeps his valet/best friend Winthrop around and because Winthrop won't leave. He is uncover for the Crown against the anarchists. Emily has loved a certain boy and that boy never knows that she in love with him. She goes uncover as a gypsy fortune teller with the help of her lady's maid Iris and her brother. Her boy never show but she catches a MAN instead. Damien is shocked when he see her again with red hair and white skin instead of black hair and a tan. Emily is shocked when her fiancé shows up with no mustache or beard and no red hair. Who is fooling who? I loved that these 2 got naked after the marriage and not wait until they got to know each other better. They both knew they could relate better on the bed and couch so they did and did. I also loved that Jillian had a second love story between Winthrop and Iris. I give this book 5 fingers up and 10 toes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This writing in this book is awful! There is little continuity from one scene to the next: one minute the hero finds out who the heroine is and in the very next scene is thinking of her as if she's still in disguise. It takes 4 or 5 tries to explain to his valet exactly what is happening and I wish he would have gone for a 6th because the piece reads as though a teenage girl wrote it. Where are your editors?! It's a shame because the plot could have been interesting and the Boscastle heroes used to be a ton of fun.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I truely enjoyed this Boscastle book. It felt crisp and fun, much like the orginal Boscastle books. Although this author's books have always been HOT her spontanaity and fun make them a joy to read
Justpeachy1 More than 1 year ago
Jillian Hunter brings readers the second book in her spin-off Boscastle Affairs series, The Countess Confessions. This a sexy romp through the ton, with a bit of fortune telling, a smidgen of espionage and a big dose of romance. Hunter fans will love revisiting the Boscastle family with Damien being the hero for this novel. Hunter's sharp wit is amazing during the banter between hero and heroine and her trademark ability to write captivating characters was at it's best. Damien's protective nature comes out when Emily is in danger both in body and in reputation. Readers will love this addition to the series. What I liked: I loved the way the author used the Gypsy girl scenario as a catalyst for the hero and heroine to meet. I thought it was both cute and something I hadn't seen before. Readers will find it a fresh and interesting plot line that will have them wondering exactly what is going to happen next. Many Regency romances focus on a woman's reputation being put in danger by her actions with a man. This story also leans that way, but it is a bit more complicated than the typical plot line. Not only is Emily in danger of losing her reputation, but her life is on the line as well, when she stumbles into Damien mission to find a group of anarchists. This also showed a lot of originality. It works from a tried and true theme and adds a new dimension, making it much more interesting than the normal set up. Damien was a fantastic hero. Not only does he show loyalty to his country but he also shows loyalty to Emily throughout the story. He is passionate and full of surprises, in the bedroom and out of it. When he realizes that he must propose to Emily to keep her safe he doesn't want a marriage in name only, he wants her as his wife and he intends to show her everything about love and being intimate. I loved the way he was so accepting of her and how he only wanted the best for her. I felt like he was a very worthy character and that he had is priorities in the right place making him the ultimate hero. Hunter has created a very intriguing novel and I think readers will really enjoy the spy angle, as well as, the love story. If definitely has it's place, but the romance is where it's at in this novel. The chemistry between main characters is scorching. I loved their interactions together throughout the book whether is was bantering back and forth or in the midst of love making they always respected each other and made each moment matter. Hunter wrote them very sensuously but also very emotionally mature. What I didn't like: Not much of a criticism, but I wanted more spy stuff. More intrigue and danger. I loved the romance but I think the story would have benefited with a little more attention to the conflict in the story. Still a wonderful book with great characters and a very romantic lead couple. Bottom Line: I thoroughly enjoyed this book and look forward to reading the next adventure with the Boscastle's they are some kind of family. The romance was the central crux of the story but that little added benefit of the espionage gave it interest and originality. Loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Worth reading . Enjoyable characters.
MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
THE COUNTESS CONFESSIONS by Jillian Hunter is an exciting Historical Romance 1820 London. A Boscastle Affairs Novel (Book 2), but can be read as a stand alone. See,"The Mistress Memoirs". A sizzling, charming tale of the Scandalous Boscastle Family. Emily Rowland, only wanted to the the attention of the man she loved from afar for years, but what is got was entangled in a scheme against the Crown and married to another man altogether. Damien Boscastle, the Earl of Shalcross, is a spy on a mission when he encounters Emily and her maid, what follows is a series of misfortune that ends up with the two married. After a whirlwind courtship, Emily ends up married to a man who has declared he wants no children. Which Emily desperately wants. But he does want to train her in the pleasures of passion. But first, they must stay alive long enough to have a future. Filled with witty banter, passion, secrets, danger, deceit, treason, betrayal, and love. Did I mention passion? The chemistry between Emily and Damien is sizzling, and passionate. An wickedly, passionate tale of treason and romance. For an exquisite romp though England, you must pick up "The Countess Confessions" you won't regret your choice. A must read! Well done!! Received for an honest review from the publisher. RATING: 4.5 HEAT RATING: HOT REVIEWED BY: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was looking forward to another Boscastle book but unfortunately the book never flowed. It hopped around too much and i could never quit embrace the characters roll with each other. The female was way too immature and rhe Boscastle male lacked everything all other Boscastle males had in previous books. Again I was really sad.