By: Lauren Smith
Publication Date: August 1, 2017
Publisher: Forever Yours
Author Website: http://laurensmithbooks.com/
Leopold Graham, Lord Hampton, short on funds and long on looks and charm has resigned himself to marrying for convenience after the scandal of his fathers’ death. Half gypsy heiress Ivy Leighton knows what it is to be different and vows never to marry and give up her rights to a husband as she takes up the suffragette cause. Yet Leo and Ivy each secretly harbor the dream of finding happiness and their one true love.
Lauren Smith continues to bring wonderful characters to the pages of her romances as seen in the first work of her, Sins and Scandals series, An Earl by Any Other Name. This story brought together history and sentiment in this author’s distinctive and appealing writing for a fast and enjoyable read. Ivy’s unconventional background and modern leanings might have clashed with Leo’s more traditional values but their attraction was far-reaching and genuine. Ms. Smith managed to parlay Leo from stuffy to sexy in the span of this work with ease and credibility. Ivy was assertive and vulnerable for a great character contrast that played beautifully into the relationship she had with Leo and made for some smoldering interactions. The scandals and sins of An Earl By Any Other Name is the perfect way to start a Lauren Smith series!
*I was given an advanced copy. All opinions expressed are my own.*