Engaging the Earl by Diana Quincy Publication date: June 9, 2014 Publisher: Entangled: Scandalous Series: Accidental Peers #4 Amazon| B&N |Goodreads
~~Reviewed by Lisa~~
Lady Katherine Granville, daughter of the Earl of Nugent, is beautiful and her heart has belonged to Edward Stanhope since she was at least sixteen. She is devastated when Edward refuses to elope with her and leaves the country. To survive she has created a social face and is the toast of the ton but underneath she has a hole in her life.
Edward Stanhope has loved Katherine for years, but with no prospects and being a plain mister leaves to join the fight on the Continent. He hopes to return having proven himself to be worthy of her hand. During the war he makes a name for himself and is awarded an Earldom. He is no longer the carefree man he was when he left. He has panic attacks that cause him to pass out and he is convinced he is destined for bedlam.
When Edward returns to England he has a changed man. Katherine is engaged to marry Viscount Laurie Sinclair. Edward tries to stay away from her to allow her to have the life he thinks she deserves. She is angry that he has returned to turn her life upside down. They have so many things they need to work out, but the rules of society make that difficult. They are still just as attracted to each other and are finding harder and harder to fight it. She decides to fight for her heart. The other characters are smart, and care for Edward and Katherine; they add twists and tension making you want to keep turning the pages. This was a wonderful story of true love that lives through the years. I enjoyed the interactions and the pace of this book. I will be going to the other books by Ms Quincy to read more.
*Review copy complimentary of the publisher via Netgalley; yes it’s an honest review