Title: How The Earl Entices (Capturing The Carlisles, book #4)
Genre: Historical Romance
Author: Anna Harrington
Source: Free for review from the publisher
Publisher: NYLA, Sept. 2018
Sexy rating: 5
Violence rating: 5
Description from Amazon:
WHEN OLD DECEPTIONS LEAD TO NEW DESIRES
Ross Carlisle, Earl of Spalding, has dedicated his life to serving his country. When he discovers secrets that could endanger England, he’s forced into an impossible situation—commit treason and race to London to clear his name before the crown turns against him. He’s prepared to abandon everything he possesses in order to protect England, including his life…until he crosses paths with a woman who’s keeping her own secrets.
Ten years ago, Grace Alden fled the only life she’d ever known in order to protect her son, only to come face-to-face with that past when Ross collapses on her doorstep. They strike a deal—she’ll help him travel to London if he helps her reclaim her son’s inheritance. But as old deceptions turn into new desires, will they be willing to sacrifice everything they hold dear in order to protect the people they love?
Another good read in Harrington’s Capturing the Carlisles series. There is plenty of action and an abundance of secrets on the part of Grace. Well, Ross had his share of secrets to start with but he came clean sooner than Grace. That was a difficult part to understand, why Grace felt it necessary to keep her secrets for so long. She often voiced her reasons but they just didn’t make sense if she wanted Ross’ help. Another thing that annoyed me was how Grace’s seriously stupid action almost cost her serious consequences at one point and then her “bravery” also worked out a second time. This is not an empowered woman, only a lucky one.
Yes, I had some issues with this book but the story was a good one and I did enjoy reading it.