The Untamed Earl

The Untamed Earl

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Bestselling author Valerie Bowman sets the stage in Regency England for her Playful Brides series, where couples' misadventures on the way to the altar are witty, romantic romps based on some of the world's most beloved plays. The fifth volume, The Untamed Earl, is inspired by William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew.

AN INDECENT PROPOSAL

Lady Alexandra Hobbs, the daughter of the Duke of Huntley, has intended to marry Lord Owen Monroe since she first glimpsed him from the window of her bedchamber, back when she was just a girl. But the duke has already chosen Alex's infamously spoiled elder sister, Lavinia, for Owen. And now there's no turning back.

Owen has spent most of his bachelor years drinking, gambling, and skirt-chasing. He won't see another pound from his parents, however, until he's engaged to Lavinia. Desperate, he accepts an offer from her innocent and spirited--and absolutely beautiful--sister Alex: She will turn him into a perfectly tamed suitor, and show him how to woo the shrew. But when Alex's true motives come to light, will their bargain lead to recriminations--or to a romance that defies everyone's expectations?

Award-winning author Valerie Bowman once again delivers romance and wit in The Untamed Earl!
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 104 x 170 x 20mm | 136g
  • New York
  • English
  • 1250072581
  • 9781250072580
  • 808,054

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"Charming" - Publishers Weekly

"Bowman delights with a humorous tale that could come straight out of a Shakespearean play. The charming characters are well developed, their cock-eyed motivations are clear and the plot moves quickly, wrapping readers in an enchanting romance." - RT Book Reviews

"Another exciting and wicked addition to The Playful Brides series." --The Reading Wench

"Valerie Bowman's stories sparkle with humor and her characters are absolutely adorable. The Untamed Earl is an engaging and romantic love story." -- Fresh Fiction
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About Valerie Bowman

Valerie Bowman grew up in Illinois with six sisters (she's number seven) and a huge supply of historical romance novels. After a cold and snowy stint earning a degree in English with a minor in history at Smith College, she moved to Florida the first chance she got. Valerie now lives in Jacksonville with her family including her two rascally dogs. When she's not writing, she keeps busy reading, traveling, or vacillating between watching crazy reality TV and PBS.
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Rating details

739 ratings
3.87 out of 5 stars
5 28% (208)
4 40% (298)
3 24% (176)
2 6% (47)
1 1% (10)
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