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Lord Alan Gresham can’t believe he’s gotten sucked into this. First, Prinny has him investigating a ghost at Carlton house. Like that’s even possible! And now, the ghost’s daughter wants his help. Of course, that’s a bargain even Alan’s scientific brain can handle!

Ariel Harding sneaks into Carlton House hoping to see her deceased mother one last time and learn why she took her own life, but that’s not to be when Lord Alan is haring after the ghost and making her disappear! What is he thinking anyway?!

Well, there is only one way to continue this investigation — to strike a bargain with him to help him roust the ghost if he’ll help her look into her mother’s death. And, maybe Ariel will be able to ignore these feelings he brings on.

Hott Review:

What I liked: I really enjoyed Ariel. She’s really funny and I like how she handles Alan and his brothers. The search for Ariel’s mother and the ghost is quite odd and isn’t as well explained as it should be, BUT if you’re looking for a light fun read – The Bargain is for you!
What I didn’t like: Lord Alan, and the other Gresham brothers think women are complete idiots without the capability of thought or opinion. I was generally able to laugh it off, as Ariel is a strong female, but I know some won’t be interested because of this. I also can’t seem to figure out why the Gresham brothers have this opinion since their mother is intelligent and well respected by all of them.


Author: Jane Ashford
Source: NetGalley
Publisher & Date: August 5th 2014 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Genre: Historcal (Regency) Romance, Mystery
ISBN: 1402277202 (ISBN13: 9781402277207)
Pages: 411
Grade: B+
Ages: 18+
Steam: Adult | Fairly tame and short
Setting: England
This Counts for these Challenges: 2015 Let Me Count The Ways Reading Challenge, 2015 New Authors Reading Challenge, 2015 Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, 2015 Romantic Suspense Reading Challenge, 2015 Women Challenge, 2015 Historical Romance Reading Challenge, 2015 NetGalley Reading Challenge
Series: The Duke’s Sons. #0.5

The Bargain

Heir to the Duke

Author Bio:

Jane Ashford discovered Georgette Heyer in junior high school and was entranced by the glittering world and witty language of Regency England. That delight was part of what led her to study English literature and travel widely in Britain and Europe. Born in Ohio, she has lived in New York, Boston and LA.
Jane has written historical and contemporary romances. Her books have been published in Sweden, Italy, England, Denmark, France, Russia, Latvia, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Spain, as well as the U.S. She has been nominated for a Career Achievement Award by RT Book Reviews.

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