Monday, February 6, 2012
Lady Caroline and the Egotistical Earl
"Not that he had a whole lot of interest in whatever small difficulty the mother most likely faced, but he was determined to find out more about the daughter."
Caroline wants nothing more than to stop the men who are attacking her mother's lands, killing livestock and endangering her people. But when her mother approaches John, Earl of Ipswich for help, Caroline is disgusted with his arrogance and lack of concern. But John is not indifferent - to their plight nor her beauty. No, he wants to be with Caroline as much as he can. But Caroline won't sit back and watch others take the lead. Wishing to prove her independence she sets out to solve the mystery of the attacks. As things heat up and Caroline's life becomes in danger, the stakes are raised. John wishes to protect her at all costs, something her strong will makes difficult. Can he prove that he wants to protect her out of love, or will he lose her forever?
My Opinion: I thought that this was a great book. Well written and with enough excitement and fun events to offset the slightly predictable story. Caroline is spunky, headstrong and independent. Though a bit unconventional for the time period, she makes it work. John is a great leader and a nice mix of tender protector and aristocrat. I loved their interplay and how their relationship developed. With well written side characters and subplots, the story really pulled you in. I got so caught up in the excitement and love story that I could barely put it down. I would highly recommend this one.
I received a free copy of this book to review. No other compensation was given. The summary and review are 100% my own.