The Earl of Mine (Bow Street Bachelors #1) by Kate Bowman
Synopsis: The first book in a new Regency romance series, an heiress and a rogue accidentally end up in a secret marriage of convenience.
In a desperate bid to keep her fortune out of her cousin’s hands, shipping heiress Georgiana Caversteed marries a condemned criminal in Newgate prison. The scoundrel’s first kiss is shockingly heated, but Georgie never expects to see her husband again. Until she spots him across a crowded ballroom. Notorious rogue Benedict Wylde never expected a wife. He was in Newgate undercover, working for Bow Street. To keep their marriage of convenience a secret, Wylde courts Georgie in public, but the more time they spend together, the more their attraction sparks. Could an heiress with the world at her feet find happiness with a penniless rake? Kate Bateman’s This Earl of Mine is a delightful start to the Bow Street Bachelors series, with witty banter, dynamic characters, and swoon-worthy romance.
Review: This was very enjoyable and entertaining. The female lead was strong and independent and came alive off the page. The male lead was a perfect match for her and every interaction between the two was thrilling and enjoyable. The plot was strong and it had a steady pace with no dull moments. I really liked this story and everything about it. Delicious. Action filled. Passionate. And entertaining from start to finish. Kate Bateman has a great knack for making her characters as alive and as colorful as her covers, which are stunning. I look forward to the next books in the series, each of the bachelors deserve to find their equal and a woman that will keep them on their toes.