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You're the Earl That I Want (Lords of Worth Series #3)
     

You're the Earl That I Want (Lords of Worth Series #3)

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by Kelly Bowen
 

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THE EARL DOTH PROTEST . . .
For businessman Heath Hextall, inheriting an earldom has been a damnable nuisance. The answer: find a well-bred, biddable woman to keep his life in order and observe the required social niceties. But it's always been clear that Lady Josephine Somerhall is not that woman. Once a shy slip of a girl, Joss is now brilliant,

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THE EARL DOTH PROTEST . . .
For businessman Heath Hextall, inheriting an earldom has been a damnable nuisance. The answer: find a well-bred, biddable woman to keep his life in order and observe the required social niceties. But it's always been clear that Lady Josephine Somerhall is not that woman. Once a shy slip of a girl, Joss is now brilliant, beautiful chaos in a ball gown.

. . . BUT THE LADY KNOWS BEST
In her heart, Joss has always loved Heath, the one person she's always been able to count on. That doesn't mean she wants to marry him though. Without a husband, Joss can do as she pleases-and now, it pleases her to solve the mystery of an encoded file given to Heath by a dying man. It's put Heath in peril once, and Joss won't let that happen again. She'll do what she must to ensure the earl's safety. And to remind him that what she lacks in convention, she makes up for in passion.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
★ 07/13/2015
Bowen strikes gold with her third Lords of Worth Regency (after A Good Rogue Is Hard to Find). This story has it all: romance, suspense, wit, and Bowen’s trademark smart and slightly quirky characters. Josephine “Joss” Somerhall is a fiercely independent, plain-speaking maiden who’s just returned to London after decades abroad. Although she hasn’t laid eyes on Heath Hextall, the newly minted Earl of Boden, since she was six years old, she’s as enamored of him today as she was then. Joss is now a beautiful woman, but Hextall has a difficult time thinking of her as anything other than the pigtailed imp he used to tease. A twist of fate throws them together when they find Gavin Smythe, a friend of Hextall, after he’s been badly beaten by a gang of ruffians. His dying wish is for Hextall to safely deliver a mysterious packet of papers to Gavin’s brother. Now the lively fun begins as Joss and Heath set out to decipher the encoded papers, find Gavin’s brother, and fall in love. Bowen’s thrilling plot, spot-on pacing, and savvy characterization will delight her current fans and seduce new ones. Agent: Stefanie Lieberman, Janklow & Nesbit Associates. (Sept.)
From the Publisher
"Where have you been all my life, Kelly Bowen? If Julia Quinn, Sarah MacLean, and Lisa Kleypas were to extract their writing DNA, mix it in a blender, and have a love child, Kelly Bowen would be it."—HeroesandHeartbreakers.com

"This story has it all: romance, suspense, wit, and Bowen's trademark smart and slightly quirky characters. Bowen's thrilling plot, spot-on pacing, and savvy characterization will delight her current fans and seduce new ones."—Publishers Weekly, starred review

"4 Stars! Humor shines throughout Bowen's final Lords of Worth novel. Her atypical characters' adventures quickly move the story forward, enchanting readers with their escapades and captivating them with their sexual tension. Bowen is at the top of her game, and all readers could desire is more."—RT Book Reviews

"Fans of Julia Quinn and Sarah MacLean will adore Kelly Bowen!"—Lauren Willig, New York Times bestselling author

"A sexy and sparkling Regency gem... Don't miss out!"—Julia London, New York Times bestselling author on A Good Rogue is Hard to Find

"Kelly Bowen is a fresh new voice with a shining future!"—Teresa Medeiros, New York Times bestselling author

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781455583867
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
08/25/2015
Series:
Lords of Worth Series , #3
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
41,099
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Kelly Bowen grew up in Manitoba, Canada. She attended the University of Manitoba and earned a Master of Science degree in veterinary physiology and endocrinology.
But it was Kelly's infatuation with history and a weakness for a good love story that led her down the path of historical romance. When she is not writing, she seizes every opportunity to explore ruins and battlefields.
Currently, Kelly lives in Winnipeg with her husband and two boys, all of whom are wonderfully patient with the writing process. Except, that is, when they need a goalie for street hockey.

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You're the Earl That I Want 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Historical_Romance_Lover More than 1 year ago
This is book 3 in the Lords of Worth series. Heath Hextall, the Earl of Boden, has decided it is time to get married. With the scandals that have followed his family, he decides he needs an even-tempered wife that can take care of his household and bring some respectability to his family. His best friend, the Duke of Worth, finds the perfect candidate whom Heath immediately starts to court. Lady Josephine (Joss) Somerhall, the Duke of Worth's sister, is back in town after traveling the world for many years. Having known Joss as a little girl, Heath is intrigued by the woman she has become. They are completely wrong for each other (Joss doesn't want the restraint a marriage would put on her and she definitely is not the even-tempered wife that Heath is looking for), but they can't seem to fight the attraction that sizzles between them whenever they are in the same room together. Will marriage to each other allow Joss the freedom she wants and give Heath the respectability he desires? LOVED this story!! Joss was a refreshing heroine that didn't follow society's dictates and Heath was not your typical lord. Joss was the perfect woman to match a man with a title to wasn't meant to be his. A respectable gentleman of the ton would have squashed Joss's personality and she would have been miserable (hence her desire not to get married!) Heath thought he wanted a nice, biddable wife that would bring him the respect that he thought he should receive now that he had the title. He thought that it would wash away the taint of being a merchant. They soon realize that they need each other for more than their attraction to one another. I hope that Bowen is not done with this series, as I have found that it is one of my favorites to date! Thanks go out to Grand Central Publishing via NetGalley for a copy of the in exchange of an honest review.
def618 More than 1 year ago
Kelly Bowen has become an automatic buy for me. I have really enjoyed this series. This story features Joss, the Duke of Worth's sister, and his best friend Heath, Lord Boden. Joss is smart, independent and has been in love with Heath since she was 5. Heath tries to be a proper lord and avoid scandal but can't resist Joss. Along the way there is a murder, a mystery and a childhood love that survived through the years apart. Joss's mother, the Dowager Duchess of Worth (a wonderful secondary character) helps out when needed. I think you'll enjoy this book and the entire series.
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