The Countess’s Groom
By Emily Larkin
Entangled Publishing - September 9, 2013
Title: The Countess’s Groom
Genre: Historical Romance
Length: 65 pages
Release Date: August 26, 2013
Imprint: Entangled Flirt
The Countess’s Groom
Rose, the Countess Malmstoke, is trapped in a marriage from hell. Escape seems impossible—until her horse groom Will Fenmore offers to help her find a way out.
Will has loved Rose since she was brought to Creed Hall as a new bride, but their relationship has only ever been that of mistress and servant. Born worlds apart, Will knows he could never be her husband, but maybe he can be her salvation.
As they plan her escape to the American colonies, Rose learns to trust Will with her life and her heart, but trusting him with her body is another matter. Can she conquer her fear of the marriage bed? Is the future she dreams of—being Will’s wife—possible?
In fact I did enjoyed this quick little read. Let me first tell you that this is kind of is a prequel to the The Spinster's Secret. I think it's important to establish that. If you have read that story you would remember there was a diary of the Countess. Well, this story is the how the diary came about and her experience with the groom.
The story shows that Creed Hall has been a dark and gloomy place from the get go. I'm surprise that it didn't suck the life out of Rose. I guess it kind of helped she had Will. Basically, the story is about a woman who has been abused my her husband, so she lacks the trust of men. However, Will teaches her that all men are not created equal and that love heals everything.
As I said, this a quick read. Yes, Will and Rose do get it on. However, they have to make their big escape before the Earl comes home. There's that worry that they may get caught, before they have a chance to be free. Overall, pretty good. So, if you are looking for a quick read, you might want to give The Countess's Groom a try.
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Emily grew up in a house full of words and books -- her mother worked as a librarian and her father was a novelist – so perhaps it’s not surprising that she became a writer.
She loves to travel and has lived in Sweden, backpacked in Europe, and journeyed overland in the Middle East, China, North Africa, and North America. She enjoys climbing hills, yoga workouts, and watching reruns of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly.
Emily writes fantasy novels (with strong elements of romance) as Emily Gee, and regency romance novels as Emily Larkin.
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