The untamed earl

Valerie Bowman

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Genres
Regency fiction
Love stories
Published
New York, NY : St. Martin's Paperbacks 2016.
Language
English
Item Description
"St. Martin's Paperbacks historical romance"--Spine.
Physical Description
290 pages ; 18 cm
ISBN
9781250072580
1250072581
Main Author
Valerie Bowman (author)
Review by Booklist Reviews

Owen Monroe has one month to find a bride or else his father will cut off his allowance. Since Owen relies solely upon his father to finance his life of wine, women, and song (well, not so much the song but definitely the women and wine), he has no choice but to comply. What is especially annoying is that his father has already chosen the woman he wants Owen to marry: Lady Lavinia Hobbs. Up until now, Owen has had no problem convincing women to do what he wants, but Lavinia is proving to be surprisingly immune to his charms. So when Lavinia's younger sister Alexandra offers to help "coach" him in the ways of winning Lavinia's heart, Owen happily accepts. What Owen doesn't know is that Alexandra has been in love with Owen for years so any "help" she might offer may turn out to have some unexpected results. The latest entry in Bowman's "Playful Brides" series is another diamond of the first water with its beguiling blend of engaging characters, witty dialogue, and a graceful writing style. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Booklist Reviews

Owen Monroe has one month to find a bride or else his father will cut off his allowance. Since Owen relies solely upon his father to finance his life of wine, women, and song (well, not so much the song but definitely the women and wine), he has no choice but to comply. What is especially annoying is that his father has already chosen the woman he wants Owen to marry: Lady Lavinia Hobbs. Up until now, Owen has had no problem convincing women to do what he wants, but Lavinia is proving to be surprisingly immune to his charms. So when Lavinia's younger sister Alexandra offers to help "coach" him in the ways of winning Lavinia's heart, Owen happily accepts. What Owen doesn't know is that Alexandra has been in love with Owen for years, so any "help" she might offer may turn out to have some unexpected results. This entry in Bowman's Playful Brides series is another diamond of the first water with its beguiling blend of engaging characters, witty dialogue, and a graceful writing style. Copyright 2016 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

Bowman's Playful Brides Regency series (after The Irresistible Rogue) is inspired by classic works of literature; this charming fifth episode draws on Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew. Lord Owen Monroe, heir to the Earl of Moreland, is one of London's most well-known rakes until his father orders him to settle down. The earl expects him to woo Lady Lavinia Hobbs, eldest daughter of the Duke of Huntley, a woman who, though beautiful, has a reputation for being somewhat of a shrew. Lady Alexandra, Lavinia's younger sister, has been in love with Owen for years and fears that he will be forced to wed her sister. In an effort to spend more time with Owen, she asks him to help make her a success in London's ballrooms, and in exchange, she will help him win Lavinia's heart. But some of the suggestions she gives to Owen will cause Lavinia to dislike him more, and Alexandra hopes that he will turn to her instead. The cleverly executed reappearance of characters from earlier installments adds allure to the innocent romance and carefully orchestrated seduction. Readers will be especially drawn to Alexandra, a refreshingly open and honest woman. Agent: Kevan Lyon, Marsal Lyon Literary. (May) [Page ]. Copyright 2016 PWxyz LLC

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Forced by his family to clean up his act and marry Lavinia Hobbs, the eldest daughter of the Duke of Huntley, Lord Owen Monroe would much rather marry Lavinia’s sister Alexandra, who has agreed to turn him into a perfect tamed suitor to woo her difficult sister. By the author of The Irresistible Rogue. Original.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

When Lady Alexandra's childhood infatuation, Lord Owen Monroe, is set to marry her shrewish sister, Lavinia, she must take matters into her own hands in a reverse Taming of the Shrew!

Review by Publisher Summary 3

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!