The Earl of Dryden by Tammy Andresen
Chronicles of a Bluestocking (Book 1)/Wicked Earls’ Club (Book 12)/Wicked Earls’ Christmas
Swift Romance Publishing Corp (September 24, 2019)
Victorian Historical Romance
A dangerous lord and a desperate debutante…
The Earl of Dryden knows all about the debutante who refuses to speak a word to anyone but he never expected she’d be so lovely, nor did he anticipate that he’d catch her confiding her secrets to a marble statue. Even more surprising, he wants to help her. Which is a mistake. A man like him shouldn’t go anywhere near a woman as lovely as Miss Chloe Finch. She’s too alluring by half and his soul holds real darkness, the kind that would swallow such a lovely creature whole.
Miss Chloe Finch is in grave need of a hero. But when The Earl of Dryden offers his assistance from behind a statue while she is attending a ball, she is well aware she shouldn’t accept. His darkly handsome looks make him look more like a pirate than a lord and his reputation is even worse. Still, she can’t deny the heat that scorches her skin with a single sweep of his mysterious gaze. Nor can she deny that despite everything inside her screaming that she shouldn’t trust him, a tiny bit of her is tempted. So very tempted.
An easy read with very likable characters. I was rooting for Fin and Chloe at their first meeting. They have both suffered and they brought out the best in each other. Another wonderful Victorian Historical Romance from Tammy Andresen.
The Earl of Dryden is part of the Wicked Earls Club/Christmas series and also book 1 of Andersen’s new series, Chronicles of a Bluestocking. This is a standalone read.
Reviewed by Comfy Chair Books/Lisa Reigel (September 10, 2019)
ARC provided by author
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Tammy Andresen lives with her husband and three children just outside of Boston, Massachusetts. She grew up on the Seacoast of Maine, where she spent countless days dreaming up stories in blueberry fields and among the scrub pines that line the coast. Her mother loved to spin a yarn and Tammy filled many hours listening to her mother retell the classics. It was inevitable that at the age of 18, she headed off to Simmons College, where she studied English literature and education. She never left Massachusetts but some of her heart still resides in Maine and her family visits often.