Why I read this: One of the Scribd Selects for July in auidobooks and I wanted something to listen to while writing up Candybook Land.
There comes a time in a lady’s life…
Widowed Anna Wren is having a wretched day. After an arrogant male on horseback nearly squashes her, she arrives home to learn that she is in dire financial straits.
When she must do the unthinkable…
The Earl of Swartingham is in a quandary. Having frightened off two secretaries, Edward de Raaf needs someone who can withstand his bad temper and boorish behavior.
And find employment.
When Anna becomes the earl’s secretary, it would seem that both their problems are solved. Then she discovers he plans to visit the most notorious brothel in London for his “manly” needs. Well! Anna sees red—and decides to assuage her “womanly” desires…with the earl as her unknowing lover.
What I thought about the book:
I listened to this on audio on Scribd to keep myself entertained while working on the computer. I picked it based on cover and ratings (and cause it was free), didn’t even read the synopsis. Very happy I did!
It’s a delightful story with echoes of The Princess Bride. Edward even says ‘as you wish’ a few times. Each chapter begins with an excerpt from a novel featured in the book called The Raven Prince which confused me a few times with the audio but I got used to it. I even found myself looking forward to the little snippets.
I loved how the relationship between Anna and Edward grew and how Anna took the bull by the horns and got what she wanted from him.