The Earl Next Door

The Earl Next Door

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After the death of her husband on the ship Salty Dove, Adeline, Dowager Countess of Wake, realises she is free of an unloving, disrespectful man. She has no need, nor desire, to marry again. With the help of two widowed friends, Adeline starts a school for disadvantaged girls and rebuilds her life. Adeline is happy . . . until she meets the dashing future Earl of Marksworth.

Lyon will one day be the Earl of Marksworth, but he will not be like his father. Where his father has moved from woman to woman, outliving three wives and taking many mistresses all over London, Lyon wants passion, enjoyment and fulfillment from a wife. When he meets Adeline, Lyon believes he has found his match. But Adeline is only willing to be his lover - exactly what he doesn't want . . .
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 104 x 173 x 21mm | 136.08g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1250214300
  • 9781250214300
  • 392,148

Review quote

"Grey's unconventional meet-cute, compelling series backbone, and authentic characters move an interesting plot forward ... An engaging series start." - Kirkus

"Grey's prose is strong and her characters are fun." - Publisher's Weekly

"Grey launches her First Comes Love series with a perfectly matched pair of protagonists, a vividly etched supporting cast, and plenty of potent sexual chemistry and breathtaking sensuality." - Booklist

"Engaging, entertaining, and enjoyable." - Fresh Fiction

Praise for AMELIA GREY:

"A great start to a new series." --Romance Reviews Today on Last Night with the Duke

"Grey charms readers with the first in her Rakes of St. James series, a tale filled with romance, fun and enchantment. A quick, charming read from a shining voice of the genre." --RT Book Reviews on Last Night with the Duke

"A captivating historical fiction romance." --Write-Escape on Last Night with the Duke

"A fast-paced enjoyable romance with strong lead characters and a delightful, intriguing plot, Last Night With A Duke is a fun, engaging historical romance." --Okie Dreams Book Reviews on Last Night with the Duke

"An enchanting and lovely start to a new series." --The Reading Wench on Last Night with the Duke
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About Amelia Grey

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Amelia Grey read her first romance book when she was thirteen and she's been a devoted reader of love stories ever since. Her awards include the Booksellers Best, Aspen Gold, and the Golden Quill. Writing as Gloria Dale Skinner, she won the coveted Romantic Times Award for Love and Laughter, and the prestigious Maggie Award. Her books have sold to many countries in Europe, Indonesia, Turkey, Russia, and Japan. Several of her books have also been featured in Doubleday and Rhapsody Book Clubs. Amelia is the author of more than twenty-five books, including the Heirs' Club trilogy and the Rakes of St. James series. She's been happily married to her high school sweetheart for over thirty-five years and she lives on the beautiful gulf coast of Northwest Florida.
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Rating details

470 ratings
3.76 out of 5 stars
5 27% (125)
4 37% (173)
3 24% (115)
2 11% (51)
1 1% (6)
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