Liz Carlyle

The Earl's Mistress

A delectable but desperate governess runs headlong into the path of a notorious rake in this Regency romance by a New York Times–bestselling author.
Women rarely refuse the wicked Earl of Hepplewood, whose daring exploits are only whispered about. But when his new governess answers his proposition with a slap, then stalks out, references in hand, Hepplewood finds more than his face is burning.
Isabella Aldridge has brains, bravado, and beauty—but the latter is no use to a servant. Her circumstances are desperate, and with Hepplewood’s words ringing in her ears, Isabella realizes she must barter her most marketable asset…her body.
But when fate sends Isabella back into Hepplewood’s arms, the earl must make an impossible choice—draw Isabella down into his sensual darkness, or behave with honor for the first time in his life.
Praise for The Earl’s Mistress
“Carlyle . . . deftly combines mesmerizing romance with a hint of mystery in this enticing Regency page-turner. . . . The encounters between Anthony and Isabella are extremely sensuous while supporting excellent character development. . . . Their story of mutual discovery will charm fans of historical romances.” —Publishers Weekly 
“In her latest exquisitely written and darkly inquisitive romance, RITA Award-winning Carlyle offers her signature and brilliant blend of superbly nuanced characters, bold sensuality, and deliciously dry wit in a romance to truly treasure.” —Booklist (starred review)
390 printed pages
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HarperCollins, Avon
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