The Earl: A Devil's Duke Novel

The Earl: A Devil's Duke Novel

by Katharine Ashe
     
 

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How does a bookish lady bring an arrogant lord to his knees? Entice him to Scotland, strip him of titles and riches, and make him prove what sort of man he truly is.

Opposites…

Handsome, wealthy, and sublimely confident, Colin Gray, the new Earl of Egremoor, has vowed to unmask the rabble-rousing pamphleteer, Lady Justice, the thorn in England’s paw

Overview

How does a bookish lady bring an arrogant lord to his knees? Entice him to Scotland, strip him of titles and riches, and make him prove what sort of man he truly is.

Opposites…

Handsome, wealthy, and sublimely confident, Colin Gray, the new Earl of Egremoor, has vowed to unmask the rabble-rousing pamphleteer, Lady Justice, the thorn in England’s paw. And he’ll stop at nothing.

Attract.

Smart, big-hearted, and passionately dedicated to her work, Lady Justice longs to teach her nemesis a lesson in humility. But her sister is missing, and a perilous journey with her archrival into unknown territory just might turn fierce enemies into lovers.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
★ 08/29/2016
Aliases, mistaken identities, and a tumultuous chase through the Scottish Highlands by two sympathetic and fun protagonists make the second installment of Ashe’s Devil’s Duke Regency series (after The Rogue) a rollicking page-turner. In addition to changing her name from Emily to Zenobia, the winning heroine has achieved fame and earned income as Lady Justice, author of provocative pamphlets championing the rights of women, laborers, and the poor. Unable to find her missing sister, she reluctantly appeals to her nemesis, Peregrine, a member of the Falcon Club, for help—and discovers that Peregrine is Colin Gray, the new Earl of Egremoor. She was betrothed to him at birth, once loved him, and now despises him. After they cross paths with a highway robber who’s been using Colin’s name, they’re forced to run for their lives. As painful memories of their childhood friendship bubble up, they come to see through each other’s facades and challenge each other to be their true selves. Eloquent descriptive passages bring the countryside to life, and sweet and eccentric supporting characters add zest to this entertaining and emotionally satisfying tale. Agent: Kim Whalen, Trident Media. (Oct.)
All About Romance
The Earl is an enormously satisfying read on many levels. An exciting adventure and a sizzling romance all wrapped up in astute observation and social comment, this is historical romance at its best and it’s gone straight on to my keeper shelf.
Kirkus Reviews
2016-08-30
Revenge is a dish best served cold—but what about justice?Colin Gray and Emily Anne Vale were once best friends and promised to each other by their fathers. Years later, they barely speak to one another even though they are still meant to marry. Colin has become the Earl of Egremoor, and Emily now goes by Zenobia in public—and Lady Justice in the broadsheets. Lady Justice anonymously crusades against the worst indulgences of the aristocracy in her pamphlets, leading the new Earl (among others) to seek to root her out and expose her. When Emily’s sister goes missing, her alter ego has no choice but to seek help from Colin’s alter ego, Mr. Peregrine, head of a group that specializes in finding missing persons. Both find their way to Scotland while searching, but soon after, two thieves send them on the run together. Emily is aware of Colin's secret identity, but he still doesn't know about hers. In close quarters, their hatred of each other burns bright—as does a fearful chemistry. A smart hero, an even smarter heroine, and a fast-paced plot all keep the reader rushing through this excellent historical romance. With a charming Scottish backdrop and the help of excellent research that drives the accuracy of the legal structure of the plot, Ashe (The Rogue, 2016, etc.) has built a book that both stands alone and enhances her Devil’s Duke series. A dashing Regency romance that proves smarts are the sexiest attribute of all.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062412751
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/25/2016
Series:
Devil's Duke Series , #2
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
171,370
Product dimensions:
4.18(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.92(d)

Meet the Author

Katharine Ashe is the award-winning author of historical romances that reviewers call “intensely lush” and “sensationally intelligent,” including How to Be a Proper Lady, an Amazon Editors’ Choice for the 10 Best Books of the Year in Romance, and My Lady, My Lord and How to Marry a Highlander, 2015 and 2014 finalists for the prestigious RITA® Award of the Romance Writers of America. Her books are recommended by Publishers WeeklyWomen’s World Magazine, Booklist, Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, Barnes & Noble, and many others, and translated into languages across the world.

Katharine lives in the wonderfully warm Southeast with her beloved husband, son, dog, and a garden she likes to call romantic rather than unkempt. A professor of European History, she writes fiction because she thinks modern readers deserve grand adventures and breathtaking sensuality too. For more about Katharine’s books, please visit her website or write to her at PO Box 51702, Durham, NC 27717.