Plotting revenge all the way to the alter, Lady Tess Farnsworth has planned death for the Earl of Easterby, a slow and painful death in revenge for his rejection of her plea to rescue her father from the flames of the king's neurotic fear of Protestantism. However, upon meeting and relunctantly marrying Richard, The Earl of Easterby, at the kind's command, Tess soon learns that love conquers hate and revenge converts to rejoice with the slow dance of seduction, as only the Earl of Easterby can perform.
Julie Beard is a favorite author of mine. I lover her accessible historical references as the background to real characters with depth and humanity. You will also fall in love with the main characters, Tess and Richard. Happy Reading!
Lady Tess Farnsworth bitterly accepted the royal decree to wed the man whom she detested above all. The gloriously handsome Earl of Easterby had failed her in a desperate time of need, and her only solace in wedding him was the promise of vengeance. First, Tess plotted to seduce the Earl. Too late, she realized that the man she sought to seduce was himself a master of seduction...
I enjoyed Richard and Tess's story. Very sweet.