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Jan 29, 2014

When A Lord Needs A Lady by Jane Goodger

Steamy romance with amusing twists and turns between lords and ladies dancing..
February 2014, eKensington ebook original
Historical Romance
234pp, $5.99
Review copy provided by publisher in exchange for review at Library Journal Express 
Burton Book Review Rating: 4 stars

Lord Graham Spencer needs a wife.But not just any girl will do. She must have the money to save his dilapidated estate and desperate tenants. So when he meets a charming American lady’s maid on the beach at Brighton, the last thing he ought to do is kiss her.
Katherine Wright is hunting a titled husband.Or at least her mother is. But Katherine can’t get the memory of a most inappropriate kiss out of her mind. The handsome stranger who took her in his arms in Brighton was only a valet, but even if she is an heiress, she’d rather spend her life with him than some stiff British aristocrat.
Can true love survive two false identities, two scheming mamas, and two lavish house parties where all is revealed? It can…
When A Lord Needs A Lady

It's the late 1870's in England when young American socialite Katherine visits Brighton Beach. Feeling stifled by propriety and by her mother, Katherine disguises herself as a maid so that she can sightsee and finally have some fun. When she meets Graham Spencer, she has no idea that he is actually the sought after Lord Avonleigh, and hijinks ensue as mis-communications and misunderstandings culminate while the two fall in love each other despite his being betrothed. Graham has never given into romantic notions until he has met Katherine, and he considers perhaps making her his mistress would be the answer to his prayers as he is forced to marry another very wealthy heiress in order to save his crumbling estate.

When A Lord Needs A Lady is a heartwarming and amusing romance with steamy scenes and believable tension to keep the reader hoping that there could be a happy ending after all. The supporting characters had stories of their own which helped to flesh out the main story line. Though a quick read, it still felt worthy of my time as the hero in Graham gives us all hope.