Title: Girl vs Earl by Phillipa Ashley
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Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Length: 165 pdf pages
Book Rating: B
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When Miranda finds herself fighting for her home, her job and her heart, sleeping with the enemy may not be the best tactic.
With no family of her own, Miranda Marshall has developed a healthy respect – some would say obsession – with other people’s histories. As property manager of a spectacular island castle in Cornwall, she’s made St Merryn’s Mount one of the UK’s most popular heritage attractions. While she may have the castle running like clockwork, Miranda hasn’t bargained on its sexy owner returning to claim his birthright.
Dark, handsome and with a rakish reputation, Jago, the Earl of St Merryn, not only looks like a pirate but is intent on flogging the Mount to a soulless leisure corporation. Miranda faces the battle of her life as she tries to persuade him to face up to his past and continue the St Merryn dynasty. But Jago has his own reasons for jumping ship and when he throws down the gauntlet to Miranda, she’s forced to delve into painful memories she’d much rather keep hidden.
Phillipa Ashley’s Girl vs Earl is a entertaining and lively love story that fans of British contemporary romances are sure to enjoy.
The sparks fly from Miranda Marshall and Jago St Merryn’s first meeting. Jago has returned to sell his family legacy but Miranda fights him every step of the way. As if their relationship is not complicated enough, Miranda and Jago share an intense attraction to one another that is virtually impossible to resist.
Miranda and Jago are delightfully developed and quite engaging. They are appealing characters who both carry emotional scars from their respective pasts. They slowly reveal their secrets throughout the course of the novel and their back stories provide them with added depth and interest.
I thoroughly enjoyed the verbal sparring between Miranda and Jago. The scenes where Miranda tries to undermine the sale of St Merryn’s Mount are absolutely priceless and I could not help but giggle at Jago’s obvious frustration.
Girl vs Earl is a light-hearted read that is fast-paced and compelling. The storyline is unique and the characters are realistic and likable. Phillipa Ashley’s exquisite descriptions of St Merryn’s Mount bring the story’s setting vibrantly to life. An overall sweet, sexy and emotional novel that I highly recommend.