Title: If the Earl Only Knew
Series: The Daring Marriages, #1
Author: Amanda Forester
Pubdate: July 5th, 2016
The chase is on in award-winning author Amanda Forester’s brand-new Regency romance series!
A sizzling scandal just waiting to happen…
Orphaned at a young age, Lady Katherine Ashton and her brother have spent most of their lives on the high seas, seeking to restore their family fortune through somewhat dubious means. After that kind of adventure, Kate knows she won’t ever be accepted as a proper society lady.
To the annoyingly clever, temptingly handsome, and altogether troublesome Earl of Wynbrook, society ladies are a dead bore. Kate, on the other hand, is scandalous, alluring, and altogether fascinating. And Kate can’t decide which she relishes more, the thrill of chasing fearsome pirates, or having Wynbrook chase after her…
5 stars. So much fun!
This was absolutely delightful to read. I love that it had a hint of pirates, a dash of romance, and a good deal of mystery mixed in. I sped through the story, dying to know how it ended. Lady Kate was so easy for me to relate to. I could not imagine living in this era where a woman must give up everything upon her wedding. Her desire to remain somewhat independent really spoke to me. I didn’t see her comments as being naive to the ways of society, but as challenging what was expected of her. I found the story to be quite entertaining and was frequently chuckling. Tristan was a delight and brought so much whimsy to the story. I must say, the end definitely made me desire to read a next book in the series, wanting to know the answer to the final question. (It’s not so much a cliffhanger, per-se, but a tease to the next book. The featured couple here does get their HEA, have no fear). I received a copy of this story in exchange for an honest review via Netgalley.
Amanda Forester holds a PhD in psychology and worked many years in academia before discovering that writing historical romance was way more fun. A Publishers Weekly Top Ten author, her books have been given starred reviews from Booklist, Publishers Weekly, and a Top Pick from RT Book Reviews. Whether in the rugged Highlands of medieval Scotland or the decadent ballrooms of Regency England, her novels offer fast-paced adventures filled with wit, intrigue, and romance. You can visit her at www.amandaforester.com.
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Review originally posted on Books N Pearls Book Blog