The Reluctant Countess by Wendy Vella
From rising romance star Wendy Vella comes a Cinderella story of whirlwind passion between a dashing earl and a beautiful countess—and the secret that threatens to tear them apart.
Regal, poised, and elegant, Sophie, Countess of Monmouth, is everything that a highborn lady should be. But Sophie is hiding a past that is far from royal. When Patrick, Earl of Coulter, realizes that her story doesn’t add up, he resolves to find out the truth of what Sophie and her sister-in-law are concealing. Although Sophie has every reason to avoid him, the handsome and charismatic Patrick awakens something wicked deep within her soul . . . a powerful need that Sophie must stifle in order to protect her place in society.
Despite Sophie’s humble background, the raven-haired beauty has won Patrick’s heart. But what Sophie needs now is an ally. Viscount Myles Dumbly, the disgruntled former heir of Monmouth, is determined to expose Sophie as a fraud to recapture his lost inheritance. Soon Patrick is drawn into a fight for both their lives. Somehow he must find a way not only to rescue Sophie from poverty once and for all, but to keep her in his arms forever.
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the preview was wonderful. I want to read it. Love historical romance.Thanks for giveaway.
I’ve been wanting to read this, I love historical romance!
It’s an interesting premise! I definitely want to find out what her secret is.
This book sounds intriguing. I want to know what Sophie and her sister are hiding, what they did to Viscount Dumbly, and how Patrick helps.
Historical romance? Yes please!
I love stories about people from different social classes falling in love- even if it is a little cliche 🙂
It sounds interesting, I can’t wait. I Love historical romances.
I love a romance that has the two lovers kept apart by a dark secret. The fun is finding out how the get their HEA.
Sounds like a great book. Can’t wait to read it 🙂
Great cover.. sounds like a fun read!
I really enjoyed the excerpt and I think The Reluctant Countess sounds like a fantastic story. I’m looking forward to reading it.
Love historical romance! So many restraints in polite society … so much tension … delicious … sounds like a fun read … thank you for sharing! 😀
A good charade of pretending to be something or someone else never loses its touches especially in a historical romance. I also love book cover. The book cover really pops out at me.