You Never Forget Your First Earl (The Worthingtons #5)
by Ella Quinn
Genre: Historical (Regency)
With her three good friends all recently married, Elizabeth Turley is ready for some husband-hunting of her own. One gentleman in particular sparks her interest. Geoffrey, Earl of Harrington is tall, handsome, and dashing. He’s also just a bit too sure of himself. But Elizabeth has observed enough about the rules of attraction to pique the earl’s attention. Yet once she has it, the discovery of a troubling secret taints her future happiness . . .
Lord Harrington must marry or lose a prestigious position in Brussels, and pretty, well-connected Elizabeth fits his needs admirably. But could it be that he has underestimated his bride? She doesn’t bat an eye in the face of the danger they encounter overseas. She’s strong-willed, intelligent, and more enticing each day—yet also more indifferent to him. Now Geoffrey faces his greatest challenge: to woo and win his own wife, or risk losing her for good . . .
When it comes to The Worthingtons, I am undoubtedly incapable of resisting!
It all started with Three Weeks to Wed Grace and Matt’s story and the rest has been pretty much history!
There is a reason book 1 is one of my favorites so much so, that I actually re-read it a couple of weeks ago while I was on holidays!
However, today we are here to cover You Never Forget Your First Earl and here we are not dealing with anyone closely related to either Grace or Matt directly, but with Elizabeth who was friends with their sisters and Dotty!
If you do not know who I am talking about, then dear friends you need to start reading stat Three Weeks to Wed and then continue on with When a Marquis Chooses a Bride and It Started with a Kiss! Or better yet, you can just grab the whole lot of them right here.
It is truly an amazing series and I have been addicted to Ella’s books since then!
But back to Elizabeth and Harrington!
Harrington, we met in the previous book of the series where he was very interested in Charlotte but of course, lost her to Kenilworth!
I am with you lady Charlotte but at the same time, we knew back then that Elizabeth kinda fancied him too!
I have just given you tons of spoilers my friends!
Harrington is an odd one, Charlotte wants her future husband to love her…
Can’t blame the girl really!
Tell you what though, it makes for great storytelling!
Once again Ella does not disappoint and gives us an amazing book with a wonderful story! The characters are really interesting, the setting is using the return of Napoleon and the campaign in Belgium to add more urgency and drama to an already somewhat explosive relationship.
It has everything you need for a good romance, and I have to say that I do love the cover as well!
It comes as no surprise that I am once again going to recommend very highly a book of this fantastic series and I hope you love it as much as I did.
Don’t forget to read the other books as well, trust me on that!
Read an Excerpt:
“Harrington.” Mr. Gavin Turley, the eldest son of Viscount Turley, hailed Geoff as he stepped through the door. “Haven’t seen you in weeks. What have you been up to?”
“I’ve been with my father.” He sat in the large leather chair on the other side of a low table. A footman brought him a cup of tea, and he took a sip. It was comfortable being known in a club well enough that they knew what a fellow drank. Coffee might smell good, but he couldn’t stand the taste. He thought of not mentioning his most pressing dilemma, but he was desperate. “If you must know, I’m in the market for a wife.”
Turley stared at Geoff for a few moments, then turned his attention to the teacup that he twisted around before looking up again. “Are you indeed?”
“Yes.” Geoff nodded. “And quickly. You might have heard . . . Well, it is no matter.” There was no need for the whole world to hear from him how shoddily he had been treated by Lady Charlotte. Making sure that others knew he wished to marry, however, was prudent. After all, he was an eligible match for any lady.
“Tell you what,” Turley said, leaning forward. “Come around to my father’s house this afternoon on Green Street and join us for tea.” Turley raised a dark blond brow. “If you don’t have other plans, that is.”
An image of a lady with the same light flaxen hair came to Geoff’s mind. Lady Charlotte had introduced him to Miss Turley. The sister of Mr. Turley and the daughter of Viscount Turley. “Do I recall correctly that you have a sister who is out?”
“You do.” He leaned back in the dark brown leather chair. “She is enjoying her first Season. She is very pretty—at least I think so—and amiable as well. Even when I try her temper, she manages not to give me a bear garden jaw.”
He debated telling the man that he had already been introduced, but decided not to. Joining Miss Turley for tea was as good a place as any to begin, Geoff supposed. “I have no other obligations. In fact, I would be delighted.”
About the Author:
USA Today bestselling author Ella Quinn’s studies and other jobs have always been on the serious side. Reading historical romances, especially Regencies, were her escape. Eventually her love of historical novels led her to start writing them.
She is married to her wonderful husband of over thirty years. They have a son and two beautiful granddaughters, and a Portuguese Water Dog. After living in the South Pacific, Central America, North Africa, England and Europe, she and her husband decided to make their dreams come true and are now living on a sailboat. After cruising the Caribbean and North America, she completed a transatlantic crossing from St. Martin to Southern Europe. She’s currently living in Germany, happily writing while her husband is back at work, recovering from retirement.
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