Disclosure. This post is a review of an e-book I was sent for free. All opinions are my own.
I have received a free e-copy of the book Earl of Gold by Tammy Andresen to review.
Here is the book blurb.
Why did he need love if he had gold?
The Earl of Goldthwaite had spent his entire adult life accumulating wealth. It was his life’s goal to never end up as his father had, penniless and rotting in some debtor’s prison. He has no time for such silly notions as love or romance. When he eventually marries, he’ll find a nice heiress to increase his holdings. But when Miss Penny Walters waltzes into his life, he knows she’s all wrong for him. As poor as her name implies, she’s nothing that he wanted. Just another woman attempting to part him from his gold. So why can’t he look away?
Who needed gold when her heart was rich with love?
Penny’s life had been charmed, at least she’d always believed so until the age of twelve. Though her parents had little assets, they’d had enough to be comfortable and their home had been rich with affection. After their death, she’s determined to live the rest of her life the way they taught her. With her whole heart. Her first task was to open an orphanage in a poor London neighborhood. One that would give back to the community. The problem? She needed a loan to make her dream come true. And the one man she might be able to ask for such a sum was…
The miserly Earl of Gold.
It filled her with sick dread but what choice did she have? What she never expected was to find herself drawn to such a man. He’s nothing that she ever wanted and everything she wished to stand against. But the longer she knows him, the more she wonders: is there a soft heart under that hard-shiny veneer of gold?
Earl of Gold is a bridge between the first and second round in the Lords of Scandal series.
Just when I thought the Lords of Scandal series was complete, Tammy has cleverly written this the seventh title in the series, which as the blurb states, opens it up for quite a few more reads. Great news as I enjoyed all the earlier books.
This story also works well as a stand-alone read. One of the links between the earlier titles was that the lords were co-owners of a gaming den. They are now thinking of selling their business venture and the story begins with Logan, the Earl of Goldthwaite negotiating a deal with Daring, the Duke of Darlington to buy in. However the Duke stipulates that Logan has to find three partners, plus help fund Penny Walters in setting up an orphanage, who has just written to him for financial assistance.
He makes an appointment for Penny to call on him, but forgets all about it. Poor Penny is left waiting for hours and Logan is tired and in a bad mood when he gets home, having failed to find any potential business partners. He quickly makes an offer to get rid of Penny and escorts her home as it is now dark, luckily dispersing a band of hooligans who were gathering outside.
Meanwhile Daring invites him to dinner to meet some potential partners, but insists he brings Penny too. What is Daring upto? Will Logan succeed in buying into the gaming den? Where does Penny fit into the scheme of things?
Earl of Gold is available on Amazon in both Kindle format and paperback. As per usual a nice light short romantic story from Tammy.
About the author
USA Today Bestselling Author, Tammy Andresen lives with her husband and three children just outside of Boston, Massachusetts. She grew up on the Seacoast of Maine, where she spent countless days dreaming up stories in blueberry fields and among the scrub pines that line the coast. Her mother loved to spin a yarn and Tammy filled many hours listening to her mother retell the classics. It was inevitable that at the age of 18, she headed off to Simmons College, where she studied English literature and education. She never left Massachusetts but some of her heart still resides in Maine and her family visits often.