Wicked Earls' Club
by Aubrey Wynne
by Aubrey Wynne
He’s inherited the title of rake. She hides behind her independence... Fate accepts the challenge.
Grace Beaumont has seen what love can do to a woman. Her mother sacrificed her life to produce the coveted son and heir. A devastated father and newborn brother force her to take on the role of Lady Boldon at the age of fifteen. But Grace finds solace in the freedom and power of her new status.
Christopher Roker made a name for himself in the military. The rigor and pragmatism of the army suits him. When a tragic accident heaves Kit into a role he never wanted or expected, his world collides with another type of duty. Returning to England and his newfound responsibilities, the Wicked Earls’ Club becomes a refuge from the glitter and malice of London society but cannot ease his emptiness.
Needing an escape from his late brother’s memory and reputation, Kit volunteers to inspect the family property near Scotland. Lady Grace, a beauty from a neighboring estate, becomes a welcome distraction. When the chance to return to the military becomes a valid possibility, the earl finds himself wavering between his old life and the lure of an exceptional—and unwilling—woman.
What a grand and delightful story.
It’s not often you love everyone in the story. Well, I didn’t love Bonaparte, but he wasn’t really IN the story. He was just causing a great many people to die in war. Still, the details of the war were most impressive.
The main male characters were two twins, one in the army, fighting Bonaparte and the other, the Earl of Sunderland, who weds a young woman named Eliza. Then there was Grace. Her mother dies in childbirth giving her beloved husband a son. At fifteen Grace must care for her baby brother, Sammy, and run the house, while her father grieves the loss of his wife.
Grace and Eliza are cousins. So when the Earl of Sunderland, Carson, dies running his horse too fast in the dark and breaking his neck, Grace goes at once to be with her cousin. Christopher, called ‘Kit’ by his family is to be the new Earl of Sunderland. Only Eliza is pregnant, so if the child is a boy, the infant will be the new Earl of Sunderland.
In most stories, this situation would be rife with anger, resentment, and connivings. But not in this one. These delightful characters all want the best for each other, and as a result, they all end up getting the most out of their lives. Even if it isn’t the life some of them expect to have.
5 feel good stars!!!
Meet twelve of the most wickedly sinful earls in all of Regency England. Together they make up the Wicked Earls’ Club. A secret group, marked with a single golden W; it is a place where these deliciously devious earls can indulge in their darkest desires. Though fate may have something else planned for them entirely.
Bestselling and award-winning author Aubrey Wynne resides in the Midwest with her husband, dogs, horses, mule and barn cats. She is an elementary teacher by trade, champion of children and animals by conscience, and author by night. Obsessions include history, travel, trail riding and all things Christmas.
Her short stories, Merry Christmas, Henry and Pete's Mighty Purty Privies have won Readers Choice Awards and Dante's Gift received the 2016 Golden Quill and Heart of Excellence award, as well as being a Maggie and Aspen Gold finalist.
Her upcoming series "A Vintage Romance" was inspired by tales of her stepfather, who served in the British Air Force in WWII. Wynne's medieval fantasy series "Medieval Encounters" begins with Rolf's Quest, 2016 NTRWA Great Expectations winner. The Wicked Earls’ Club will continue with a Regency Christmas in 2018.
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