Benedict St. Claire, the newly minted Earl of Danford, has just returned to England after traveling abroad for the last two years. He fully expects the responsibilities of being an Earl to be heaped upon him when he returns, but what he doesn't expect is that his three childhood friends, Griffin, Marcus, and Warren, will make his re-entrance back into polite society anything but comfortable.
Forced by blackmail into accepting a bet from his friends, Benedict is required to dress as an unfashionable half-wit. And while his foolish appearance may certainly amuse them, they are not the ones he is required to impress. Part of the wager entails that he get the lady of their choosing to fall in love with him and become engaged before the season's end, no easy feat to do when the lady of their choosing happens to be a diamond of the first water and the daughter of a duke.
Lady Gillian is entranced with her first season in London and flattered by all of the attention she is receiving, but when the unfashionable Lord Danford begins showing interest, she must decide if what is in a man's heart is ultimately more important to her than his outward appearance and reputation. Can she learn to look past society's high standards and judge her unconventional suitor for what he really is on the inside: a man who fascinates her while igniting her with a passion she never knew existed?
©2014 Ginny Hartman (P)2016 Ginny Hartman
Absolutely entertaining and romantic!!!
The hero for sure. He was a very interesting character and you wanted to learn more about him. The way he felt for the heroine was so sweet!
The is my first and won't be my last. He did an excellent job.
Very satisfied customer!!
The voice of Tristan Hunt was a musical on my ears and perfect for this story.
Benedict St. Claire because he was torn between a childish bet made by former friends and the idea that he really wanted to do the right thing.
Benedict St. Claire because I heard him the most.
It would have been best to list to in just one setting but I simply did not have the time to do that and I had to break it up with my schedule.
I've never listened to an audio book. I am now a fan. It makes cleaning go so much faster. I really enjoyed this book. I loved the voices it made the book come to life. Especially the accents. This book kept me listening to see what comes next. Ginny has made me grow a love for historical fiction.
This book was the first I've read/listened to by Ginny Hartman. What a wonderful surprise and easy listen to. The storyline was very captivating and easy to follow. I loved that this romance was clean. My three year old was in the room/car for most of it and I didn't have to worry about him listening in. The narrator's voice is very dreamy. Pretty sure I could listen to his voice every day. He was the perfect choice. I was not dissapppinted in this book in the slightest.
I love the uncomfortable friendship Benedict has with his 3 friends. As childhood friends he feels that societal obligation to keep up his friendships even though he doesn't fully enjoy their company. To stop being friends with them would be social suicide. It's all about who you know and in his case, what they know about you.
Gillian. She is who I most relate to.
Everything! His voice is pure talent and brings the British feel to the book, that I can't get from reading it myself.
I felt anxiety for Benedict and the frustrating situation he was forced into.
Such a wonderful book and perfect narration. I will listen to this book over and over!
This is my favorite of Hartman's books. The characters feel real and the events are heartwarming and fun to read. It was amazing to hear this book read. The narrators voice brings characters to life and is very alluring.
This was a hard book to listen too. I didn't like the story line. Best friends don't treat each other this way. The situation was contrived and silly.
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