How To Bewilder a Lord

How To Bewilder a Lord

by Ally Broadfield

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How To Bewilder a Lord by Ally Broadfield

Gavin Corey, the Earl of Thornbrook, has shed his rakish ways in the hope of winning Lady Louisa Adair's heart, but neither she nor her parents consider him a suitable match. He convinces her to join forces with him to locate a missing family treasure by proposing a wager: if he finds the jewels, Lady Louisa must allow him to court her, but if she prevails, he must reveal the secret he's keeping from her.


Lady Louisa might be the most sought after lady on the marriage mart, but she values her independence above all else and has no interest in giving up her inheritance to marry. As she spends more time with the charming earl, however, she starts to wonder if he's worth risking her inheritance and her family's disapproval... until she's confronted with a scandal from his past.

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ISBN-13: 9781546708582
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 05/15/2017
Pages: 220
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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How To Bewilder a Lord 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous 12 months ago
Independence takes courage,determination and trust in yourself. You might miss something along the way-like love-if you're not carful.
Historical_Romance_Lover More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed Gavin and Louisa's story!! I loved the interactions between these two! The bantering often had me laughing out loud. I have really loved this series and this was a great conclusion to it!
beckymmoe More than 1 year ago
A sweet romance! Though How to Bewilder a Lord can stand on its own as a combination romance/light historical mystery, it definitely continues some threads that were started in the first two series books. I have a feeling that having seen Gavin and Louisa in book two ( How to Bewitch an Earl ) would endear the reader even more to them here (though to be honest, they're pretty darn endearing all on their own!)--but don't let the fact that you haven't read the others yet stop you from reading this one :) Gavin and Louisa have their own delightful romance, and their own mystery to solve. Plus, I have a feeling knowing their story will make going back and reading the first two an even more enjoyable experience (plus, I feel like knowing how much trouble Louisa's father gives Gavin here will have me giving him some definite side-eye when I get to his book ( How to Beguile a Duke ) because somehow I doubt he's half as virtuous as he's expecting the younger generation to be ;) The ending is a bit rushed, but as I was anxious to get Gavin and Louisa to their much-deserved HEA, it's hard to complain much. In the end, How to Bewilder a Lord is an entertaining, quick read just perfect for a summer afternoon or two. Rating: 4 stars / B+ I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Lisascrapbooker More than 1 year ago
Lady Louisa Adair and Gavin Corey, the Earl of Thornbrook have known each other a long time and he is her brother’s best friend. Ms. Broadfield brings a new twist to the trope with the search for missing items and Gavin’s insight that Louisa sis a lovely paradox of wisdom and innocence. With the assistance of the strong women in Louisa’s family, their humor, personal insights and knowledge of love Louisa becomes aware that a true partner in life is worth the loss a bit of independence. She learns about a new kind of independence to be had when you love the right person. What a smart, sweet, charming and well-crafted story! You are immediately on Gavin’s side wanting Louisa to realize they are meant to be together. He is willing to face down a very protective and formidable duke to prove a youthful indiscretion should be forgiven and he is worthy of Louisa. The searching for clues and for the missing items is a clever way to bring them together. Too often the character indecision makes you feel like you are watching a tennis match and you just want it to stop, not so with this story. We see the indecisions are peppered between clues, searching and secondary characters assisting with the HEA. While this is the third book in this series, I did not feel lost having not read the previous books. This is a situation that will shortly be remedied. Ms. Broadfield gave just enough background information to bring your along for a wonderful ride. The conversations are snappy, smart and fast paced with just the right amount of flirting. Louisa’s mother, the Duchess, is fabulous and has a marvelous sense of humor and a personal power that had me cheering. I have heard wonderful things about Ms. Broadfield and can now join the ranks of her fans. Now I am off to catch up on the Adair family. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Lindsey_Gray11 More than 1 year ago
Foolish young men tend to do foolish things. Gavin Corey was no different. Yet, his foolish indiscretion has come back to haunt him when he falls madly in love with the daughter of a man who hates him. Now the Earl of Thornbrook, Gavin still isn’t good enough to court Lady Louisa Adair in her father’s eyes. Even though he’s mended his rakehell ways and made it clear that he intends to offer for her, Louisa doesn’t take Gavin’s claims seriously. Louisa doesn’t need to marry and doesn’t really want to if she can inherit her childhood home of Walsley. The stipulation that she makes Walsley her primary residence is another reason she doesn’t believe she can marry. When Gavin is asked by his best friend to escort Louisa and her sister-in-law, Isa, to Walsley for Isa’s confinement, Gavin sees a once in a lifetime chance and he’s not about to squander it. I was expecting the quest for family jewels to be the focus of Gavin and Louisa’s journey together, but Broadfield surprised and delighted me by having the pair veer from the path several times. I felt like I was falling in love with Gavin at the same time as Louisa. Ok, maybe I fell for him sooner than she did, but how could I not? The second he realized Louisa is the only woman for him, he left all other women behind. At the beginning of our story, he has been besotted for over a year. His charm and devotion bring him the greatest gift he could ever wish for in the form of Louisa. I love that Broadfield gave me an “ah-ha” moment near the end of the novel. It was a moment when a character brings a notion to light that you as the reader never thought of but completely makes sense. It is not often I get these moments as a reader and I love Broadfield all the more for giving it to me. I wonder if you can guess what my “ah-ha” moment is after you finish reading. Since this is the first book I’ve read in the three book How To series, I’m looking forward to catching up with the first two books as soon as possible. I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
BookReview4you More than 1 year ago
How to Bewilder a Lord by Ally Broadfield is book Three in the "How To" series. This is the story of Gavin Corey, the Earl of Thornbrook and Lady Louisa Adair. I have read the other books in this series and you can read this book as a standalone but I think you will enjoy it more if you read the previous books. Louisa wants to inherit the family estate that she has grown to love since childhood. But to do so her father says that she would have to live their full time and he is unsure if she can handle the estate is would seem. Besides that, Louisa doesn't really seem to want to marry. Marrying would mean giving up her independence and her inheritance. Gavin would like to marry Louisa, but he had been a notorious rake. Which has affected the Duke's perception of him and would stop any relationship goals he has in mind. Gavin is in love with Louisa and is trying to clean up his act. Although, Louisa father the Duke of Boulstridge isn't so easy to convince. When he is given the chance to escort Louisa's sister in-law to the country along with Louisa he jumps at the chance. Gavin thinks now he will be with Louisa more to get that chance to marry her. But Gavin and Louisa come to a wager that who ever finds the rumor jewels that are hidden will win their bet. If Gavin wins then Louisa will allow him to court her and if she wins then Gavin must tell the secret he has been keeping from her. How To series: Series Order: Book #1 How to Beguile a Duke Book #2 How to Bewitch an Earl Book #3 How To Bewilder a Lord "My honest review is for a special copy I voluntarily read."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
1847 - London Gavin Corey, the Earl of Thornbrook, is in love with Lady Louisa Adair, the daughter of the Duke of Boulstridge. However, the Duke remembers Gavin’s rakish past and is skeptical of him. Gavin has proposed to Louisa but she has refused him because she is not convinced that he has truly reformed his ways. Gavin accompanies Louisa and Isa, wife of Edward and his good friend to their home in Walsley. Isa is to remain there during her confinement and Louisa will be with her. Isa’s husband needs to remain in London for a short while and so he requests that Gavin take the ladies to Walsley in Derbyshire. Edward also invites Gavin to stay for Christmas rather than spend it alone at his home, Rosemere. Gavin is delighted at the invitation and accepts. As Walsley is not entailed and Louisa loves the property, her father plans to leave the estate to her but only if her future husband agrees to live there and not on his own estate. The possibility of that kind of agreement is minimal so Louisa is resigned to be single. There is a story that a tiara of pink diamonds was discovered on the estate but Louisa thinks there may be more pieces of the set still hidden somewhere. So, she and Gavin begin a search. Will they uncover any long-hidden jewelry? Could they perhaps find a romance as well? I had a difficult time getting into this story because the characters and their relationships to one another was rather confusing in the beginning. This is Book No. 3 in a series and I read only Book No. 2 nearly 18 months ago. I found it that the time period between reading it made me have to resort to my earlier review to joggle my memory of the plot. I would suggest that readers be sure to read the first two books before reading this one as it is not a stand-alone novel. On the positive side, I will add that of the two earlier books I have read by this author were quite good. Copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
Louisa is a rebel with a cause. To maintain her freedom from the noose of marriage. Gavin is a man who doesn't back away from a challenge. Gutsy, frustrating and entrancing Louisa is a prize worth claiming, now all he has to do is win her heart. Who will come out the winter in this tango of seduction, secrets and romance? How to Bewilder a Lord is a stylishly tempting dance of love that is scandalous with with a capital S.
Ajgray More than 1 year ago
I received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review. The story of Gavin and Louisa was a good read and I thoroughly enjoyed the book. Gavin loved Louisa and tried to convince her he was sincere in his fillings for her. A treasure hunt, with clues, from her great great grandmother had them working closely and after awhile she realized he was sincere in his feelings for her. Her father was a big obstacle for Gavin to try and conquer. It all worked out in the end. It is a nice historical romance and a good read.