Lady Lydia Cockfield is sunshine; a Duke's daughter with an abundance of optimism.
Lord Tempest is grumpy Earl who has given up on proprieties in the wake of tragedy and betrayal.
Is this theirs a match made in heaven or a match doomed to fail?
Just when Lady Lydia Cockfield is expecting an offer from the earl who lives next door, he turns his back on her. She believed they were in love. What's happened to make him hate her entire family?
She has loved him all her life, however, and isn't about to fall out of love now. Upon recognizing the unhappiness in his wounded gaze, an idea takes root.
She will save him and hundreds of lost children at the same time. And in saving the children, Lord Tempest can save himself. He can believe in goodness again, believe in himself.
All is threatened, however, when a secret betrayal comes to light. Will the truth extinguish his hope forever or will it release him from his shame and allow this grumpy earl to find happiness at last?
A second chance a love you'll want to read at one sitting.
The Earl of Tempest is a standalone Wicked Earls Book AND a Regency Cocky Gents Book, but best when read in tandem with Ruined, by Annabelle Anders. (From Corinne Michaels Salvations Society Shared World)