The Dashing Widow
by Elizabeth Bramwell
Abigail Merriweather is learning the hard way that the Ton does not look kindly on newcomers to its ranks – especially when that newcomer is a dashing young widow whose wealth comes from the trades. Were it not for the gentle guidance of her best friend, Abby doubts she would have survived the Beau Monde’s disapproval for even a week – and especially not the critical gaze of the Earl of Gloucester. The man is insufferable, arrogant, and everything that Abby hates about the Ton – except those rare moments when he laughs, and Abby’s heart starts to beat in a most uncomfortable rhythm.
George, Earl of Gloucester, is horrified at the scrapes his sister’s best friend keeps falling into. True not all of them are her fault, but that doesn’t change the fact that her actions reflect poorly on his family. Since Mrs Merriweather doesn’t have any intentions of leaving London before the Season’s end, there’s nothing for it but for George to step in and help her navigate the treacherous waters of the Ton. She’s impulsive, tempestuous, headstrong and willful; in short, everything that he claims to dislike in a woman… except after spending time with Abigail Merriweather, he’s starting to wonder whether her faults are what make her so endearing.
Abby and George may be developing a strange sort of friendship, but they come from different worlds that are not entirely compatible. The real question is whether they can get past their own prejudices – and the interference of their friends and family – to find out whether an arrogant Earl and a dashing young widow can fall in love without creating a scandal.
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Category: Historical Romance