“Bateman’s scintillating first Bow Street Bachelors Regency is full of intense emotions and dramatic twists. Intelligent, affable characters make this fast-paced novel shine, especially for fans of clever women and the men who sincerely admire them. Future installments will be eagerly anticipated by Regency readers.” — Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
Introducing the Bow Street Bachelors—men who work undercover for London’s first official police force—and the women they serve to protect. . .and wed?
WILL A FALSE MARRIAGE
Shipping heiress Georgiana Caversteed is done with men who covet her purse more than her person. Even worse than the ton’s lecherous fortune hunters, however, is the cruel cousin determined to force Georgie into marriage. If only she could find a way to be . . . widowed? Georgie hatches a madcap scheme to wed a condemned criminal before he’s set to be executed. All she has to do is find an eligible bachelor in prison to marry her, and she’ll be free. What could possibly go wrong?
LEAD TO TRUE AND LASTING LOVE?
Benedict William Henry Wylde, scapegrace second son of the late Earl of Morcott and well-known rake, is in Newgate prison undercover, working for Bow Street. Georgie doesn’t realize who he is when she marries him—and she most certainly never expects to bump into her very-much-alive, and very handsome, husband of convenience at a society gathering weeks later. Soon Wylde finds himself courting his own wife, hoping to win her heart since he already has her hand. But how can this seductive rogue convince brazen, beautiful Georgie that he wants to be together…until actual death do they part?
This Earl of Mine is one hell of a romantic adventure. A strong female character who possesses more money than her partner, plus intelligence and sass, is a great hook. Twists I didn’t expect happened. Especially, where the main male hero was concerned. Hot, intense, and risky, this story had my full-attention! Kate Bateman created a sensual, fun, and witty tale. I loved how the male counterpart supported his leading female. Not too many men behave the way the new Earl did. A young rich woman gambles a huge risk when marrying what she believed was a crook. But desperate measures call for desperate risks. Ever since their vows of marriage, neither one could stop thinking about the other. Their lives were forever changed. I enjoyed following them. Every page was risky, scandalous, and exciting.