Get it at Amazonfrom our B- review: Who’s That Earl turned out to be a fun read that surprised me – in good and bad ways - along the way. The good - I really liked the hero and heroine and their witty banter and sexual tension. The bad - the intrigue is too easily solved and the villains too easily vanquished. But in the end I did enjoy the story and so the book receives a qualified recommendation - if you like your historical romances quick and sweet and your intrigue light, this is likely to be a good read for you. Seven years earlier, Miss Jane Quayle waltzed with Lieutenant Thomas Sutherland at a country dance and sparks flew. The next morning, when Thomas went to Jane’s house to call on her father, Mr. Quayle had declared he had no daughter and slammed the door in his face. A few hours later, a confused Thomas received new orders from his commander and later that day set sail for the island of Dominica. He never forgot Jane nor ceased to wonder what happened to her. After returning from the dance, Jane had been cast from her home. Forced to fend for herself, Jane relied on her writing skills, eventually penning gothic novels under the name of Robin Ratliff. Seven years later, presenting herself as Mrs. Higginbotham, Mr. Ratliff’s amanuensis, she is renting Dunnock Castle in Scotland. Her novels have been wildly successful but have also garnered the attention of those who feel her stories are too lurid. Mr. Ratliff has received threatening letters and to make things worse, Jane has heard from her man of business that there is a new Earl of Dunnock and she may have to vacate the castle. Fate (and a strange twist of Scottish inheritance law) has brought intelligence officer Thomas Sutherland back to Scotland as the new Earl of Dunnock.
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