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The Mad Countess
     

The Mad Countess

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by Erica Monroe
 

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When two best friends become lovers, their scandalous path to happily ever after is fraught with danger in this emotional novella from USA Today Bestselling Author Erica Monroe.

Theodore Lockwood, Earl of Ashbrooke, has been in love with his best friend, Lady Claire Deering, for as long as he can remember. Claire too harbors a secret desire for him--but a

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When two best friends become lovers, their scandalous path to happily ever after is fraught with danger in this emotional novella from USA Today Bestselling Author Erica Monroe.

Theodore Lockwood, Earl of Ashbrooke, has been in love with his best friend, Lady Claire Deering, for as long as he can remember. Claire too harbors a secret desire for him--but a witch cursed her family with madness, and she's terrified she'll only hurt him if they act on their feelings. When a will reading at a mysterious castle in Cornwall brings them both together on All Hallows Eve, they'll work to break her family's curse...and find true love.

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This Halloween novella was previously released in the Mystified anthology.

Editorial Reviews

Kelly Snyder
"Teddy is someone you fall in the love with from the start. He is not your typical hero: he has many fears, loves to learn, and when he sets his mind to something he does it. I loved everything about him from the way he did things to the openness of his heart."
Jennifer Hayes
"Wonderfully descriptive, the details incorporated by Ms. Monroe into her work were not only bountiful but interesting. This author conveys emotions at a basic level so convincingly it is hard not to know where the characters feelings end and your feelings begin. The evolution of love between lifelong friends from the innocence of childhood to the passion of adulthood was beautifully portrayed by Ms. Monroe."

Product Details

BN ID:
2940157452063
Publisher:
Quillfire Publishing
Publication date:
03/21/2017
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
171,805
File size:
454 KB

Meet the Author

USA Today Bestselling Author Erica Monroe writes dark, suspenseful historical romance with an emphasis on social issues and women's rights. She was a finalist in the published historical category for the prestigious Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Romantic Suspense, and her books have been recommended reads at Fresh Fiction, Smexy Books, SBTB, and All About Romance. When not writing, she is a chronic TV watcher, sci-fi junkie, and comic book fanatic. She lives in the suburbs of North Carolina with her husband, two dogs, and a cat, where she drinks too much coffee and insists leggings count as pants. Visit Erica online at ericamonroe.com and sign up for her new release newsletter at: bit.ly/mlem4.

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The Mad Countess 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
BookReview4you 10 months ago
'The Mad Countess' by Erica Monroe is book One in the "Darkest Regency" series. This is the story of Theodore 'Teddy' and Claire and is about 130 pages. In addition, this book has appeared in the 'Mystified (The Haunting of Castle Keyvnor Book 3) ' series. So just wanted to make you aware of that. If like me you haven't yet read that book then you too are happy to see this book on its own. As a fan of Ms. Monroe books I was happy to see this by itself. Claire and Teddy are childhood friends that have now grown up. Teddy loves Claire and wants to marry her but is scared to go forward at first because he doesn't want to hurt their friendship. Claire to loves Teddy but keeps it a secret because she fears she will fall victim to the madness her mother and her aunt fell into. "My honest review is for a special copy I voluntarily read."
CelticDragonBookReviews 11 months ago
The Mad Countess by Erica Monroe is set in Cornwall in the year 1811. This is my first read by Erica Monroe and it won't be the last. This novella is the perfect " read in one afternoon by the pool" book. It's light with a touch of the paranormal and romance. The main characters are Lady Claire Deering and Theodore "Teddy" Lockwood, Earl of Ashbrooke. Teddy is just adorable with his scholarly innocence and sweet temperament. Claire is held back and reserved because of her fear of turning mad like her mother and aunt. They are childhood friends that have a hidden love for each other. Teddy is reluctant to confess because he thinks she'll turn him down and Claire is dead set on becoming a spinster because of the madness. Teddy's refusal to give up on her is pretty much the heart of the story. I'm excited to see what's next in this series and until then I will be reading more books by Ms. Monroe. A copy of this novella was given to me by the publisher via netgalley for the my honest, unbiased review.