‘The Mad Earl’s Bride’ by Loretta Chase

tmeb lcSTORY: Gwendolyn Adams is about to propose to an earl. On his deathbed.

Gwendolyn Adams isn’t shocked at being asked to save a handsome earl’s dying line, even when she learns the prospective bridegroom is seriously ill and possibly insane. She’s quite a good nurse, after all, and her family is famous for producing healthy male children. Those stories about his riding the moors half-naked on a pale white horse? Extremely intriguing—especially after she gets her first look at the gorgeous lunatic.

The Earl of Rawnsley wants only to lose what’s left of his mind in peace and privacy. But his busybody relatives have saddled him with a surprise bride and orders to sire an heir forthwith. (And they say he’s mad?) But with Gwendolyn, his health is returning, and his resistance … crumbling. Is it possible that love is the finest madness of all?

REVIEW: This little gem of a novella comes in between of ‘Lord of Scoundrels’ and ‘The Last Hellion’ and since both of those are one of my all time LC’s favorites, I must say this has just joined those two.

Everything in this novella worked to perfection. I can’t tell you how much I loved the heroine. She had enough strength without being overbearing, and such compassion and sweetness, I just couldn’t help but love her.

The hero was just as noble as you’d expect him to be, but also someone you felt the compassion for.

The plot was totally unexpected and worked so well within the romance, it touched me deeply because it hit too close to home.

If you’ve never read LC before, you may as well start with this one!

Melanie for b2b

Complimentary copy provided by the publisher

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2 thoughts on “‘The Mad Earl’s Bride’ by Loretta Chase

  1. I actually had read this in an anthology before Lord of Scoundrels, and then went back and read it again after I read Lord of Scoundrels. This really was a great story!

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