I have to say that I haven’t read a Mills & Boon novel for years, but I will definitely be adding others to my TBR list as I have thoroughly enjoyed The Disgraceful Lord Gray. I’m so glad Rachel Gilbey convinced me to add this one to my review list. If you’re a historical romance fan (or even if, like me, you don’t read them often) I would highly recommend.
Miss Theodora Cranford (Thea) is a feisty little character and one I warmed to immediately. She resides with her Uncle and Aunt since the untimely death of her father and she is sitting on an inherited fortune. This proves to be somewhat of an obstacle when trying to find a husband as many suitors don’t see past her money and Thea is determined that she will not settle for anything less than true love and I for one can’t say I blame her. When she stumbles upon a naked Lord Gray (skinny dipping in the river) their attraction is evident from the start. They do try to deny it, but this proves to be quite difficult for the both of them. What Thea doesn’t know is Lord Gray’s real reason for trying not to get to close to her. His job is to spy on her Uncle, which isn’t the best starting point for any relationship. However, the chemistry between them is palpable and it isn’t long before heart rules over the head.
I really enjoyed this romance as well as the smuggling investigation aspect of the story. It’s so beautifully written, you can’t help but love the characters. Lord Gray comes across as very self-assured, but just the right side of arrogant I think. It’s easy to see why Thea falls for him.
I LOVED Trefor (the dog) too 🙂
Many thanks to the author and publisher for my review copy.
The Disgraceful Lord Gray
A spy on a mission…Until he meets this heiress!
Miss Theodora Cranford’s learned to keep her impetuous nature locked away. She won’t be deceived by another man who can’t see past her fortune. She wants an honourable, sensible sort – not a self-assured scoundrel like her new neighbour, Lord Gray. Although she’s sure there’s more to him than meets the eye… But after that first captivating kiss, she’s certainly left wanting more!
Author Bio –
When Virginia Heath was a little girl it took her ages to fall asleep, so she made up stories in her head to help pass the time while she was staring at the ceiling. As she got older, the stories became more complicated, sometimes taking weeks to get to the happy ending. Then one day, she decided to embrace the insomnia and start writing them down. Fortunately, the lovely people at Harlequin Mills & Boon took pity on her and decided to publish her romances, but it still takes her forever to fall asleep.
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