My Brown-Eyed Earl by Anna Bennett
Date Read: October 4th 2016
NEVER SEND A DEBUTANTE
William Ryder, Earl of Castleton, is at the end of his noble rope. Not only has he broken ties with his longtime mistress, his mother has publicly announced her wish for him to marry a suitable young lady―if only to help him raise the twins left in his care. Hiring a governess should solve some of Will’s problems…but when he meets the candidate in question, he finds himself in an entirely new predicament.
TO DO A WALLFLOWER’S JOB
Miss Margaret Lacey is brainy, beautiful, and, once upon a time, Will’s betrothed. But she bowed out of the engagement―and, since then, has never been the same. A tragic accident robbed her of everything, and now, at age twenty-three, her marital prospects are slim to none. Penniless but not without pride, Meg convinces the vexingly handsome Will to hire her for the job. What neither of them could have expected from this arrangement, however, is an attraction that burns stronger than ever. Are these two lost souls finally ready to be schooled in the art of love?
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Series: The Wayward Wallflowers #1
Also by this author: I Dared the Duke, First Earl I See Tonight br> br>
Also in this series: I Dared the Duke
Source: Received for Review
This is Anna Bennett’s first book and it won’t be the last one of hers that I read. I enjoyed this story very much. You’ll like the hero and heroine, but you’ll lose your heart to the two little girls.
Margaret Lacey was at one time engaged to Will Ryder, Earl of Castleton, but called it off for reasons I won’t spoil. After her parents’ tragic death, she and her sisters are penniless and living with their elderly uncle. She must find work and a friend has told her about a governess position, but did not tell her who needed a governess.
Will needs a governess for the twins he’s suddenly inherited from his deceased cousin but is not aware of who the applicant is. He just wants someone to deal with the girls as his mother announced her sole wish he marries in the next year, before she’s 50.
Living in the same house brings Meg and Will closer, to his mother’s dismay. I don’t like plot spoilers so you should read this as there are some funny and dangerous occurrences. I’m looking forward to the next book in this series.