The Reluctant Countess

The Reluctant Countess

From rising romance star Wendy Vella comes a Cinderella story of whirlwind passion between a dashing earl and a beautiful countess—and the secret that threatens to tear them apart.
 
Regal, poised, and elegant, Sophie, Countess of Monmouth, is everything that a highborn lady should be. But Sophie is hiding a past that is far from royal. When Patrick, Earl of Coulter, realizes that her story doesn’t add up, he resolves to find out the truth of what Sophie and her sister-in-law are concealing. Although Sophie has every reason to avoid him, the handsome and charismatic Patrick awakens something wicked deep within her soul . . . a powerful need that Sophie must stifle in order to protect her place in society.
 
Despite Sophie’s humble background, the raven-haired beauty has won Patrick’s heart. But what Sophie needs now is an ally. Viscount Myles Dumbly, the disgruntled former heir of Monmouth, is determined to expose Sophie as a fraud to recapture his lost inheritance. Soon Patrick is drawn into a fight for both their lives. Somehow he must find a way not only to rescue Sophie from poverty once and for all, but to keep her in his arms forever.
 
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: The Escape Diaries, The Devil’s Thief, and The Magic.

Title:The Reluctant Countess
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780345540072
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    The Reluctant Countess Reviews

  • Jill

    3.5 starsDebutOnly two people alive know Sophie, Countess of Monmouth's secret, Sophie and her sister-in-law, Letty. For two years she has lived in fear, anxious that someone would expose her and put ...

  • Caz

    This début novel from Wendy Vella was an enjoyable story and has much to recommend it. Her prose is competent, she has created some engaging characters and in the later part of the novel, she has beg...

  • Beth

    The Countess of Monmouth, Sophie, is known for being somewhat of an ice princess. Perfectly proper, never letting emotions show, she has been the talk of the season. Incredibly beautiful, she has capt...

  • Lisa

    The Reluctant Countess is such a perfect name for this story! Sophie became the Countess of Monmouth under a bit of a scandalous way. . . just before the death of the Earl, so when she suddenly shows ...

  • Mary - Buried Under Romance

    Posted on Buried Under RomanceThis was a fantastic read with endearing characters and a very engaging plot. From start to finish I was absolutely in love with the leads, Sophie and Patrick. When Sophi...

  • Kathie (katmom)

    Sophie, the Countess of Monmouth is hiding a huge secret. Patrick, Earl of Coulter, wants to know what it is so that he can out her. Because she's rather "touch me not," isn't she? And a bit icy and a...

  • Kat ~ Forever Book Lover ?

    You can find this review and more at Forever Book Lover.Just finished reading Reluctant Countess and just in time as I hear it debuts today. I read this book in less than one day, it was that good!! A...

  • Julie

    Wendy Vella gives us a fresh look at Regency period romance. A little bit of a rags to riches tale or a little bit like a Cinderella story.Sophie is recently widowed with a young child. She travels to...

  • Kathy Davie

    This is an ARC provided by the publisher.A sweet romance set in Regency England.My TakeVella has a nice lyrical turn of phrase that makes this a sweet read. And she's obviously done some homework on d...

  • Anastasia ?

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