You're the Earl That I Want
By Kelly Bowen
Option 1:Heath Hextall was never supposed to grow up to be earl. But when calamity claims the heir and the spare, their distant cousin Heath suddenly finds himself the Earl of Boden. As a newcomer in society, his business and the success of the earldom requires the utmost propriety in all his affairs. Scandal is something Heath simply cannot afford.Lady Josephine Somerhall courts scandal wherever she goes. After spending the last ten years on the continent, she returns to London with no patience for the rules of the ton. And no patience for her childhood friend Heath, who has grown into a pompous ass with no idea of fun. She wants the young, carefree Heath back. How will she convince him to be the earl that she wants?Option 2:It is a truth universally acknowledged that a newly-titled earl must be in need of a good wife. So Heath Hextall, who has unexpectedly found himself the Earl of Boden, is surveying his prospects at one of the most lavish balls of the Season. As his eyes rove over the pretty debutantes, he searches for an unassuming, plain woman who will be a trouble-free spouse.Then Lady Josephine Somerhall enters the ballroom, the crowds parting in her wake. Elegant and cosmopolitan after a decade spent on the continent, Josephine is every man's equal and no man's fool. Breaking conventions and ignoring rules, she shocks and scandalizes the very aristocrats that Heath is trying so desperately to impress. While she can't ignore such a handsome man, Josephine finds Heath stuffy and insufferable - but she remembers the daring, mischievous young boy he used to be. If Josephine shakes things up, can she transform Heath into the earl that she wants?