Monday 26 March 2018

Counting on a Countess - Eva Leigh

Christopher “Kit” Ellingsworth, war veteran and newly minted Earl of Blakemere, buries his demons under every sort of pleasure and vice. His scandalous ways have all but emptied his coffers . . . until a wealthy mentor leaves him a sizeable fortune. The only stipulation? He must marry within one month to inherit the money. Kit needs a bride and the bold, mysterious Miss Tamsyn Pearce seems perfect.

Husband hunting isn’t Tamsyn’s top priority—she’s in London to sell her new shipment of illicit goods—but she’s desperate for funds to keep her smuggling operation afloat. When a handsome earl offers to wed her and send her back to Cornwall with a hefty allowance, Tamsyn agrees. After all, her secrets could land her in prison and an attentive, love-struck spouse could destroy everything.

But when an unexpected proviso in the will grants Tamsyn control of the inheritance, their arrangement becomes anything but convenient. Now, Kit’s counting on his countess to make his wildest dreams a reality and he plans to convince her, one pleasurable seduction at a time. 

ebook, 384 pages
Expected publication: March 27th 2018 by Avon
The London Underground #2
Historical romance
Edelweiss (my third! omg)

My thoughts:
Tamsyn needs a husband so that she can by her mouldy rotten estate and keep on smuggling. I get it, she wants to help the villagers. But if she gets caught then they will suffer, it would sure be better if they came up with a plan that made them all work and not just her smuggling and giving them money.

Kit needs a wife to inherit money, but he is picky, and hey, I mean he has got a whole month! But I get it, who wouldn't be picky. This is forever.

London underground, ehhh, not really, more Cornwall underground in this. London ton before we hit the seaside.

But, I never grew to like her. I felt like she was playing him until the end. He was besotted the poor fool, but she, nope, did not see an ounce of love there even though we are told at the end.
I also got mad at her because he was obviously hurting cos of the war and she was all forget it.
There is also a Smex club which frankly was just weird.

So no, I fear this one only gets an ok and that almost never happen with his rom. But she was just so unlikable.


  1. Not sure I would read this one. I need my hero to be pretty strong and on his game. Hugs...RO

  2. She doesn't sound very likable. I tried her books in the past but they didn't work for me.

  3. Oh wow I wanted this one because the pretty cover now I'm like maybe from the library *nods*

  4. I've read and enjoyed her books as Zoe Archer but haven't tried her Leigh books yet.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

    1. see I did not know that was her books too

  5. Bingo - read this one too. Yeah the Smex club was weird although I didn't mind her so much!

    1. So weird! I am looking forward to your review

  6. OH... I really love the fake marriage (marriage of convenience) trope, but I have to like the characters first. This doesn't sound like it for me.

  7. Ugh I wouldn't have liked this bc of her. I want to feeeelllll the love.

  8. Ugh. I hate unlikeable characters. No thanks, skipping this.

  9. It is hard when you don't like a character :(

  10. Hard to get into a romance if you don't find the protagonist likable. It doessn't sound like a good relationship either.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  11. complicate when you don't like a character

  12. It is hard when you don't really care for the character.

  13. At least her dress is pretty?



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