The Greatest Lover Ever

Christina Brooke

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Beautiful, exuberant, and stubborn Georgiana Black has more spirit than sense—which she learns when an ultimatum to the Earl of Beckenham at a London ball ends their engagement. Six years later, Georgie is less concerned with impending spinsterhood than with making sure her young sister doesn’t make the same mistakes she did. But soon Georgie stumbles into a scandalous encounter with none other than her former fiancé. Beckenham is still breathtakingly desirable—and as iron-willed as ever...


Beckenham’s brief engagement to Georgie taught him one thing—when it comes to a wife, he wants a woman who will do her duty and cause no trouble. When the fiery Georgie falls unexpectedly into his arms, Beckenham remembers just how lushly delectable she is. Suddenly, the idea of actually marrying Georgie is irresistible. In The Greatest Lover Ever, convincing her will take more than a simple proposal, however. Georgie and Beckenham finally have a second chance at love. But in a battle of wills, can passion conquer pride?



Christina Brooke’s novels of historical romance are:


“Enchanting.”—RT Book Reviews


“Captivating!”Night Owl Romance


“Each…more sensual and passionate than the last.”—Publishers Weekly



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Chapter One

Brighton, England, six years later …
Beckenham arrived at his cousin Xavier’s Brighton villa travel-weary and famished. After the journey from his estate in Gloucestershire, he craved a bath and a meal and a glass of wine—not necessarily in that order.
He abhorred the hard gaiety of Brighton in the summertime. That was when the Ton descended on the seaside town. By its nature as a holiday resort, the society here was looser, less structured than the London season. Such a laissez-faire attitude was anathema to him, dangerous in its unpr


Praise for The Greatest Lover Ever

Praise for Christina Brooke’s Ministry of Marriage series


A Duchess to Remember


“Christina Brooke is a bright new star. RT Book Reviews 

A Duchess to Remember surpasses all expectations leaving you longing for the next installment.” Fresh Fiction

“A delightful, attention-grabbing, sweetly romantic historical read you won’t want to miss.” Night Owl Romance

“This is a two-night, preferably one, book. Cecily and Rand’s romance is a fun, deceptive, quickstep of a dance” Romance Reviews Today

Mad About the Earl


“A true historical gem.” Romance Junkies

“ [A] version of Beauty and the Beast…that readers will take to their hearts.” RT Book Reviews

“Captivating!”Night Owl Romance


“A sweet and sexy romance” Dear Author


Heiress in Love

“Each scene is more sensual and passionate than the last.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Riveting tale of life, loss, convenience, and heart wrenching love! Superbly written!” Fresh Fiction

“With this delightful debut Brooke demonstrates her ability for creating a charming cast of characters who are the perfect players in the first of the Ministry of Marriage series. Marriage-of-convenience fans will rejoice and take pleasure in this enchanting read.”—RT Book Reviews

“Clever, lush, and lovely—an amazing debut!”—Suzanne Enoch, New York Times bestselling author

“A delightful confection of secrets and seduction, Heiress in Love will have readers craving more!”—Tracy Anne Warren

 “One of the most compelling heroes I’ve read in years.” —Anna Campbell

Reviews from Goodreads



  • Christina Brooke

  • Christina Brooke is a former lawyer who staged a brilliant escape from the corporate world and landed squarely in Regency England.

    She is a Golden Heart winner and two-time RITA finalist and her books have also been nominated for RT's Reviewer's Choice Award, Bookseller's Best and the Australian Romantic Book of the Year Award. The first two books in her Westruthers series, LONDON'S LAST TRUE SCOUNDREL and THE GREATEST LOVER EVER, have garnered Top Picks from RT Magazine.

    Christina makes her home in sunny Queensland, Australia with her husband, two boys and one enormous girl dog called Monty. Monty is the inspiration for Ophelia, the Great Dane in the Ministry of Marriage series. However, the resemblance of any human characters to real life people is purely accidental.

    Christina loves to travel, particularly to England for research and most especially to see her dear friends and colleagues in the United States. She also loves walking, window shopping for antiques and enjoying good food, good wine and good times with her friends and family.
  • Christina Brooke
    Christina Brooke


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