The Earl's Beauty

Bridgewater Brides

Book 3
Bailey Park Publishing
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A gentleman whose heart cannot be touched

A lady determined to make a love match

Brashness and beauty…danger and distrust

And a chance for a love that lasts forever

Daniel Ashworth, the Earl of Ashworth, inherited his title when his beloved brother was killed in a duel several years ago. He’d been played false, and Daniel vows to never give a woman that kind of power over him. He glides through society, taking whatever comes his way and avoiding any emotional entanglements.

Lady Mary Bridgewater is the toast of London, a diamond of the first water. Many gentlemen vie for her hand, but she is determined that only the strongest love will entice her to marry. When Daniel comes to her aid after an ill-advised visit to a public house, she’s surprised by his anger and his apparent immunity to her charms. She, however, cannot stop thinking about him. As for Daniel? He cannot explain his intense reaction to the impulsive beauty whenever he’s in her company.


When his good friend asks for her hand, Daniel realizes he wants her for his own. Mary falls in love with Daniel, but he cannot rid himself of the fear that she will prove as duplicitous as his late brother’s love. Danger stalks him, however. And only Mary’s love can save him.


Can Daniel ultimately give Mary his heart?

Or will he allow distrust to rob them of true happiness? 

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About the author

 JoMarie DeGioia is a bestselling author of Historical and Contemporary Romance. She’s known Mickey Mouse from the “inside,” has been a copyeditor for her tiny town’s newspaper, and a bookseller. She is the author of over 36 Romances, and writes Young Adult Fantasy/Adventure stories and Paranormal Romance too. She gets lost in DIY projects around the house and works out plot ideas during long runs. She divides her time between Central Florida and New England, and you may contact her at

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Bailey Park Publishing
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Published on
Aug 26, 2017
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Fiction / Gothic
Fiction / Romance / Historical / General
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Regency
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Eligible for Family Library

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