Earl of Deception (Book 4)
Earl of Deception (Book 4)
A friends-to-lovers Regency romance by USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Monroe: Sweet schoolgirl Miss Jenny Clifton never expected she’d be called on to repay a favor for the scheming Lord Nicholas Dowding — least of all that she’d be asked to pose as his fiancée! But soon she finds unexpected friendship blossoming between them… and maybe something more, too.
A Crowned-Heart Winner for October 2022: "The slow-burn romance between Jenny and Nicholas is what all great love stories are made of... to perfection." —InD'Tale Magazine
To get his revenge, he needs a fiancée...
Nicholas, Lord Dowding, is a dangerous and reckless man. For more than five years, revenge has been the earl's only goal as he traveled England seeking to ruin the lives of those who once wronged his family.
Earning himself the moniker "Earl of Deception" for his deadly, scheming ways, Nicholas is close to putting the past to rest once and for all. The only problem? He'll need a woman by his side to do it.
To play the role of a lifetime, she'll bargain her heart...
Her education could never have prepared the romantic dreamer Miss Jenny Clifton,, for a man like Nicholas. When the earl arrives at the school to call in a favor she never expected to have to repay, Jenny is quickly caught up in a dangerous game where she must first pose as his fiancée.
Nicholas is dashing but ruthless, and his heart is heavily scarred by his past when he asks Jenny to pose as his fiancée. But she can't help being drawn to this man who blazes with passion wherever he goes.
The greatest deception of all...
She's just a lovestruck silly schoolgirl who owes him a favor. Their burgeoning friendship is a bonus, but what he requires of her is strictly business. It's a simple enough plan—in theory.
…Is between a man and his unruly heart.
But Nicholas finds Jenny is one entanglement he cannot easily escape. While the girl is vexingly naive and innocent, she also burns with a beauty and sensuality that makes his heart beat faster. Soon Nicholas finds himself brought to his knees by a woman who holds a power even greater than that of deception: love.
USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Monroe writes Regency romances you can’t resist. Her stories are filled with first loves and second chances, dashing dukes, and strong heroines. Each turn of the page promises an adventure in love and many late nights of reading.
With over twenty books published, her nine-part series, The Secrets of Scarlett Hall, which tells the stories of the Lambert Children, remain a favorite with her readers.
Such a sweet story! Nickolas and Jenny’s story is a beautiful slow burn. The biggest deceptions are the ones within the heart. Nickolas deceives himself most of all by denying his growing feelings for Jenny. While Jenny must learn to live with the doubts she creates in her own heart.
The storyline is drawn together well and each little twist creates a more enjoyable read. The characters we have come to love through this series shine brighter as they gain their own happiness. I love the selflessness that is Mrs.Rutley. She cares for these girls as if they are her own and will go to extraordinary lengths to see them achieve their bliss. A truly lovely story.