HOW TO CAPTURE A COUNTESS
18 September 2012
Rating: 4 Cups
One mistake as a foolish sixteen-year-old debutante and Rose Balfour is banished to her family’s country manor in Scotland, with nothing but the company of her two sisters and reclusive father. Not her intention to make a fool of the sexy Lord Sinclair while trying to catch his attention, she is only startled by her instantaneous attraction to the sought after bachelor. When her godmother invites her to a house party six years later, Rose jumps at the chance to re-enter society as a grown woman, too levelheaded to have any more silly social mishaps.
Lord Sinclair has spent the six years following his public humiliation trying to live up to the nickname “Sin”. In reality, he has been nursing his disappointment at not being able to find the damnable Rose Balfour to exact revenge for making a fool out of him. When his aunt, the Duchess of Roxburghe, begins to nag him in earnest about his responsibility as an Earl to marry and have heirs, Sin is forced to attend one of her house parties. He never imagined finding his female nemesis on the guest list.
Now Sin has three weeks to payback Rose for past wrongs. But who could anticipate that his planned seduction would backfire so spectacularly? Rose is charming, witty and just as competitive as Sin. Instead of putting her in her place, he discovers the only place he wants to put her is in his life—for good.
The wildly unconventional courtship of Sin and Rose is spiced by a chemistry that practically leaps off the pages. Readers will be thrilled to every witty repartee between these reluctant lovers, as well as enjoy the romantic backdrop of Floors Castle. Ms. Hawkins has managed to craft a hero in Sin who is not only worthy of modern thinking Rose, but worth every second spent reading this story. How to Capture a Countess is a great addition to anyone’s to-be-read-pile.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More