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The Earl Most Likely is the second book in The Brides of St. Ives series by Jane Goodger. Harriett Anderson is considered to be such a plain jane that her own family have no hope of her ever making a match. Her one redeeming feature is considered to be her eidetic memory, not something a prospective bridegroom is looking for.
Augustus Lawton, Lord Berkeley has given up hope of restoring his family home after his late wife turned into a garish modern monstrosity. He chances upon Harriett and her friends making a game of her extraordinary memory and he does not hesitate to offer Harriett a large sum of money if she can help him restore his home.
This is a compelling romance with just a dash of intrigue. I loved Harriet as a character, she is strong, independent and unafraid to go after what she wants. Lord Berkeley is difficult to warm to, he fights his feelings for Harriett unwilling to see himself with a plain jane commoner. Overall I thoroughly enjoyed this book.