An American heiress on the run falls for a scoundrel pretending to help her.
Today, we are thrilled to be the stop on the Blog Tour for The Devil and the Heiress by Harper St. George.
Title: The Devil and the Heiress by Harper St. George.
Publisher: Berkley (June 29, 2021)
Print Lenght: 304 pages
Sparks fly when a runaway heiress bargains with a devilish rogue to escape a marriage of convenience.
No one would guess that beneath Violet Crenshaw’s ladylike demeanor lies the heart of a rebel. American heiresses looking to secure English lords must be on their best behavior, but Violet has other plans. She intends to flee London and the marriage her parents have arranged to become a published author–if only the wickedly handsome earl who inspired her most outrageously sinful character didn’t insist on coming with her.
Christian Halston, Earl of Leigh, has a scheme of his own: escort the surprisingly spirited dollar princess north and use every delicious moment in close quarters to convince Violet to marry him. Christian needs an heiress to rebuild his Scottish estate but the more time he spends with Violet, the more he realizes what he really needs is her–by his side, near his heart, in his bed.
Though Christian’s burning glances offer unholy temptation, Violet has no intention of surrendering herself or her newfound freedom in a permanent deal with the devil. It’s going to take more than pretty words to prove this fortune hunter’s love is true….
From the Publisher’s Blurb
Violet was an American heiress brought to London to find an aristocratic marriage. Dutiful and loyal, she wants to honor her parents’ wishes but dreams of publishing her manuscript and follow a writing career.
When her father contracts her marriage to the cold and disgusting Lord Ware, Violet decides to run away to a boarding house.
Being an heiress made Violet the perfect target for Christian, Earl of Leigh, who needed funds to rebuild his estate in Scotland. When he found out about her plans to escape her family, he pretends to help her as a friend while plotting to seduce her for himself.
The story is sensual and romantic, with a good dose of angst and heartbreak.
The hero is a rogue, but he eats a sizeable humble pie before getting his happy ending. I tried but could not help falling for him.
Violet, the heroine, was such a sweetheart. So young and naive, she faced the challenges of her position as a woman and heiress with grace and strength.
This is my first book by this author, and I enjoyed her writing style. I intent on reading her other books, especially the first one in this series, about Violet’s sister, August.
Disclosure: I received an ARC of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review
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About the Author
Harper St. George was raised in the rural backwoods of Alabama and along the tranquil coast of northwest Florida. It was a setting filled with stories of the old days that instilled in her a love of history, romance, and adventure. By high school, she had discovered the historical romance novel which combined all of those elements into one perfect package. She has been hooked ever since.
She lives in Atlanta area with her husband and two children. When not writing, she can be found devouring her husband’s amazing cooking and reading.