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The Earl’s Scottish Hoyden by Alina K. Field is an Indie Reads pick #regency #99cents #giveaway



Title: The Earl’s Scottish Hoyden


Author: Alina K. Field


Genre: Regency Romance


Book Blurb:


Coerced by her brother to spend an English Christmas at the country estate of the handsome but cold earl who all but jilted her a year earlier, Edme Beecham is determined to do no more than assist her brother in his business negotiations with the earl, and by all means, to protect her heart.


The Earl of Cottingwith has been balancing the needs of his new title and estate, his budding shipbuilding business, and an unexpected ward. A year earlier, nipping the bud in a possible family scandal, he’d rushed away from the Scottish lass who’d stolen his heart.


The cold, aloof girl who appears at his home for Christmas could not be his Scottish hoyden, could she?


Excerpt:


His gaze swept over her. If she didn’t know she was still perfectly covered from her neck to her bare toes, she’d swear she’d just been undressed.


His gaze lingered awhile on her feet and when he raised his eyes to her, they fair glowed with a heat that sent ripples through her.


He touched the plait that hung over her breast down to her waist. “This glorious hair. I wondered how long it was.”


She summoned some sauciness. “And n-now ye know.” Hades, her voice had trembled.


Cottingwith’s gaze strayed to her breasts again, and she wondered if the white dressing gown and the nightgown underneath quite concealed her. The light from the branch of candles on the mantel lit sparks in his eyes.


He moved his hands down to envelope hers, and she found herself shivering, wishing he would pull her into his arms and warm her, waiting for it.


She must get a grip on herself.


“I didn’t want to wait to speak to you. I owe you the truth, don’t I, Edme? The truth, an apology, and an explanation for why I left Kinmarty so suddenly last Christmas.”


Her breath caught and she raised her eyebrows, summoning her pride. “Ye made no promises—of course ye don’t—”


“I do owe you.” He set a finger to her lips, and she wished it were his lips touching hers instead.


A kiss. Just a kiss.


“Given the attention I showed you, you had every right to expect more from me last Christmas. I wasn’t forthright with you, but I was courting you. Had matters progressed as I’d hoped, I would have traveled to Edinburgh and met your mother and brothers. I would have invited all of you south so you might know me better before deciding. It was what I meant to do. I was courting you, am courting you now, if you’ll allow it.”


That distracting finger sketched a line along her cheek to just below her ear.


He was courting her, but he hadn’t said anything because he wanted to meet her mother and brothers, and… “Is that why ye started writing to William? Were ye asking his permission to court me? Or…” She wrinkled her nose. “Are ye planning to seek Archie’s?”


“I’m asking you first.”


His hand cradled her jaw and slid round to cup the back of her head.


That had been the right answer. She sighed, leaned forward, and her lips finally met his.


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https://books2read.com/TheEarlsScottishHoyden



What makes your featured book a must-read?


This second-chance Christmas love story is the perfect read to settle down with in front of the fire on a cold winter’s night.


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Runs December 5 – December 14, 2023. Winner will be drawn on December 15, 2023.



Author Biography:


USA Today bestselling author Alina K. Field earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and German literature but prefers the happier world of romance fiction. Her roots are in the Midwestern U.S., but after six very, very, very cold years in Chicago, she moved to Southern California where she shares a midcentury home with a golden-eyed terrier and a feisty chihuahua and only occasionally misses snow.


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2 Comments


Alina K. Field
Alina K. Field
Dec 05, 2023

Thanks so much for featuring this story today!

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N. N. Light
Dec 05, 2023

Thank you, Alina, for sharing your new release in our Indie Reads Bookish Event!

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