When two best friends become lovers, their scandalous path to happily ever after is fraught with danger in this emotional, Gothic novella from USA Today Bestselling Author Erica Monroe.
Theodore Lockwood, Earl of Ashbrooke, has been in love with his best friend, Lady Claire Deering, for as long as he can remember. Claire too harbors a secret desire for him--but a witch cursed her family with madness, and she's terrified she'll only hurt him if they act on their feelings. When a will reading at a mysterious castle in Cornwall brings them both together on All Hallows Eve, they'll work to break her family's curse...and find true love.
This novella was previously released in the Mystified anthology.
Jennifer Hayes on Jenerated Reviews wrote:
"Teddy is someone you fall in the love with from the start. He is not your typical hero: he has many fears, loves to learn, and when he sets his mind to something he does it. I loved everything about him from the way he did things to the openness of his heart."
"Wonderfully descriptive, the details incorporated by Ms. Monroe into her work were not only bountiful but interesting. This author conveys emotions at a basic level so convincingly it is hard not to know where the characters feelings end and your feelings begin. The evolution of love between lifelong friends from the innocence of childhood to the passion of adulthood was beautifully portrayed by Ms. Monroe. The Mad Countess is the kind of work that will leave readers wanting to hug each and every one of its words close as not one of them is without merit and sincere sentiment!"