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When a runaway heiress runs into trouble, she may end up exactly where she belongs…
Brainy and college-educated, American heiress Alexandra Atherton will do anything to avoid marriage to the English peer her mother has chosen for her–even abandon the life of privilege she’s always known. But as her escape goes horribly wrong, Alexandra must invent a new identity to gain the help of a handsome stranger.
Thomas Carlyle, the Earl of Longford, sweeps in and out of London disguised as a humble artist, earning just enough to keep his ancestral Cornwall estate afloat. When Alexandra crashes into his life, she awakens feelings and desires that he vows will stay buried. Despite himself, he needs this beautiful newcomer, for his sisters have run off another governess.
Alexandra is surprised to find she thrives in her new position at Longford’s home. But as she grows closer to Thomas and his sisters, and her relationship with the emotionally guarded earl unleashes their hidden passions, the truth Alexandra’s been forced to hide may end up coming between her and the only man she’s ever loved.
I could not put this book down!!! This book is all about desperate times and even more desperate measures and the consequence of both is an incredibly sweet romance. I found myself inspired by the determination of both the leading male and female characters to remedy their situations at all costs. I feel like this story focuses more on the support relationships and supporting details than it does on the romance between the leading characters and I LOVE IT!!! Because the story isn’t soley focused on the romance factor of the story it allows the romance to happen naturally and I really like that in a romance novel. This is my first book by this author and if this is her writing style for all of her work I can’t wait to read more of her work.