The Iron Earl

The Iron Earl

by K.J. Jackson


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A lady desperate to escape. A hot-tempered earl in the wrong place and wrong time. A journey across the English isle that sends sparks flying and forges an attraction that neither can deny.

A lady desperate to escape.

Miss Evalyn Swanson is desperate to escape her stepfather and his nefarious plan to hawk her off to his vicious business partner. With time running out, she spies salvation at a house party in Lincolnshire. Salvation in the form of one hulking, brooding Scotsman that is conveniently traveling north. North, where she can disappear for good.

A hot-tempered earl in the wrong place and wrong time.

With his sister just married to his bitter enemy, Lachlan Ruddington, Earl of Dunhaven is in no mood to entertain the whimsical notions of a chit straight from the ballroom. Even if she’s an enchanting sprite, he has no time for anything other than quick dabbles with the opposite sex. He has an estate to right. A senile grandfather to battle. And a few more enemies he needs to mete out justice to.

An escape not quite according to plan.

Try as he might, Lachlan discovers the draw of Evalyn undeniable—though he’ll refuse it for as long as he can. Propriety demands it. His heart that he never thought to lose to an English lass demands it. The danger that lurks around her demands it. But if they can survive, they may just discover the truest love could be the love neither one of them ever anticipated.

Join the adventure today! You’ll love The Iron Earl, the first in the Valor of Vinehill series and a can’t-miss enthralling regency romance by USA Today bestselling author, K.J. Jackson.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781940149370
Publisher: K.J. Jackson, LLC
Publication date: 02/21/2019
Series: Valor of Vinehill , #1
Pages: 310
Sales rank: 265,602
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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The Iron Earl 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
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ECD More than 1 year ago
WOW!!! A fantastic story! It kept my attention page after page. There is so much emotion and realistic feelings in the telling of this story that I was able to empathize with the characters. The lead female character, Evalyn - Eva, has strength that she does not realize. She has suffered under the unthinkable emotional and physical abuse of her stepfather for over twenty years. He sold her to a sadist and she found a way to escape before the marriage could happen. Lachlan, Lord Dunhaven, allowed Evalyn to join his men and travel back to Scotland. He knew she was the stepdaughter of his enemy Baron Falsted. He made her journey as unbearable as he could. Evalyn never complained and kept up with his men. During their travels, he began to see, really see who she was. A frightened chit but at the same time having indomitable inner strength. He becomes determined to protect her. In order to keep the Baron from snatching Evalyn back, he marries her. But his reason is less than admirable. As time passes, as difficult as it is for the both of them, a kernel of hope and trust begins to grow. But is it enough? Despite Lachlan's temper, he never once raised his hand to Evalyn. He was angered on her behalf for what was done to her and for the danger she was still in. When Evalyn finally learned why Lachlan married her, she became despondent. But fortunately, Lachlan's feelings have changed. Lachlan's grandfather wanted her gone. The Baron appeared to take her back to his home. Even though she was married to Lachlan, it did not stop the ugly events from unfolding. I have read other books that have eluded to and/or described horrific sadistic abuse and it made me uncomfortable. This book did the opposite. I was inspired by Evalyn's restorative spirit and Lachlan's desire to be a better man. This is a well written book and I highly recommend it.
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MTCKMason More than 1 year ago
K.J. Jackson brought us two slightly broken people who come together because of circumstances. Lachlan has seen destruction and death on those he loved while Evalyn has become an object of punishment and pain. It is up to the two of them to come to peace with their past and heal enough to be able to lean on each other. It is a truly beautiful story. K.J. Jackson first introduced me to her heart wrenching stories with Stone Devil Duke. She has done it again with Lachlan and Evalyn. I thoroughly enjoyed every part of the story from their first meeting to them finding out more about each other on the journey. I love those moments when they discover their feelings and express them with words and actions. I look forward to reading more from K.J. Jackson. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I would like to thank K.J. Jackson for this privilege.
georgia1 More than 1 year ago
Whenever I see a new book by one of my favorite authors K. J. Jackson, I know it will be exactly what I look for in historical romance and because I have loved every story she has written! Plus this is the start of a new series so there will be many books to come! What I did not expect was on the first page I would have tears filling my eyes as the prologue talked about the horrors the hero Lachlan and his family had endured during the Highland clearances in Scotland. One man stood out he would seek revenge. Fast forward a few months to England where he is attending a party and he meets Evalyn. Well not exactly meets, she launches herself at him in the garden and begs him to take her to Scotland that very night with him and his men. Eva was such a strong, determined heroine that had endured so much at the hands of her stepfather and he had worse plans for her future. Lachlan was such a brawny, almost immovable force, thus the moniker Iron Earl. On their long journey to Scotland, she faced many trials and even though he was attracted to her, Lachlan held back for as long as he could. What an adventure and a heart melting story that I literally could not put down once I started. This author has a wonderful way of drawing you in with her characters that seem so real with their emotions that tumble off the page. I felt for both of these two with what they endured but they were meant for each other, I just hoped they could figure it out by the end! I highly recommend this book and any written by this author. You will thank me in the end! Lori Dykes
Detaildi More than 1 year ago
Evalyn is trying to escape and flee from her stepfather and the forced marriage he plans for her with his reprehensible partner, when she meets Lachlan, Lord Dunhaven, a Scottish earl. She begs Lachlan to let her join him and his group as they leave the area to return to Scotland. Lachlan reluctantly agrees to let her travel with his group. It is a long, arduous journey and Evalyn is greatly challenged. Little by little she manages to gain the respect of Lachlan as well as his men. Lachlan’s feelings for her change over the long journey home when he learns of her stepfather’s cruel treatment and he observes the strength of her character. I really liked this book. It held my attention throughout. The plot was good, there was plenty of action, and I loved the slow building romance between the two main characters. Once again, K.J. Jackson delivers a gripping, emotional and romantic read. I’m looking forward to the next in this new series. I received an advance copy of this book and voluntarily submit this review. Reasons I enjoyed this book: realistic; romantic; wonderful characters; page-turner; action-packed; happily ever after