Will he secure his future by ruining hers, or will she ruin his plans by securing him? A new twist on the old fortune hunter plot puts an impoverished earl in a position to gain his fortune only by ruining an innocent's reputation without offering marriage. The innocent he's selected, however, has no plans to settle for anything less than marriage and will go to almost any length to secure him.
When the impoverished Andrew Black, Earl of Townson, hits rock bottom, he makes an agreement that will end his eight year poverty streak once and for all. In order to gain his fortune he must do but one simple thing: ruin an innocent girl’s reputation enough to make her flee to America.
Brooke Banks isn’t interested in marriage, or so she thinks. She came to London to have a good time, and that’s exactly what she’s doing. Widely known for her tendency to flout the rules, she suspects nothing when a handsome stranger appears on her doorstep.
Thirteen days, a handful of kisses and one scandalous situation later, Andrew and Brooke will have to choose to stick to their original plans, or decide if a life together is worth the risk.
***This is a full-length novel, apprx. 100,000 words.
My Rating: 5 out of 5
I was surfing Amazon and this came up and was only $.99 so I figured I'd give it a try. I am so glad I did, I couldn't put it down. This first in the series, is about Brooke and Andrew, Earl of Townson. Brooke and her two sisters and Mother are from America, her father originally from Britian and who's brother is a Baron. Brooke is the most outspoken and independent it seems of the sisters and doesn't shy from a little verbal war with a man. Andrew is intrigued and what began as a way to get his property back form the Duke turns into something more. Andrew lost the last of his entailed estates to a Duke who was made a fool of by Brooke. He arranges for Andrew to create a scandal so large the whole family has to return to America. But Andrew is a gentleman and no matter what he can't forget that! Great story, loved the twist with Andrews mother and the Duke. Can't wait to read the second in the series, about Liberty!