An arrogant earl determined to find the perfect wife; an intractable governess determined to transform him into the perfect man--who will win? The first book in The Talisman Ring series, this delightfully humorous and sexy romance links to Karen Hawkins′ last book, The Seduction of Sara.
Suddenly finding himself the guardian of five energetic children, Anthony Elliot, the Earl of Greyley, knows that he needs a governess and fast. But not just any governess will do; he wants the best. The problem is that the best is the very unconventional Anna Thraxton, a gently bred woman who speaks her mind, puts up with no nonsense, remains stubborn and passionate, and is beautiful as well. Unfortunately, they can't stand each other. But the children need to be taken in hand, and so Anna moves in and wins over the children and the earl at the same time. A quintet of delightful children, well-drawn secondary characters, and a pair of most appealing protagonists add to this charming, romantic, and nicely written tale. Hawkins (The Seduction of Sara) is quickly gaining a following, and her The Abduction of Julia won a spot on the Romance Writers of America's Favorite Book of the Year list in 2000. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.