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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Review: Only an Earl Will Do (To Marry a Rogue #1) by Tamara Gill


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Publisher: Entangled Publishing (July 25, 2016)

From Goodreads.com: 
The reigning queen of London society, Lady Elizabeth Worthingham, has her future set out for her. Marry well, and marry without love. An easy promise to make and one she owed her family after her near ruinous past that threatened them all. And the rakish scoundrel Henry Andrews, Earl of Muir who’s inability to act a gentleman when she needed one most would one day pay for his treachery.

Returning to England after three years abroad, Henry is determined to make the only woman who captured his heart his wife. But the icy reception he receives from Elizabeth is colder than his home in the Scottish highlands. As past hurts surface and deception runs as thick as blood, so too does a love that will overcome all obstacles, unless a nameless foe, determined with his own path, gets his way and their love never sees the light of day…


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My Rating: 3 stars out of 5
I do have one major complaint with this story that I am hoping has been corrected before it actually becomes available. The time line of this story makes absolutely no sense. The author wants you to believe that everything happens within the span of two years - however the many inconsistencies makes this hard to believe. She was married for two years in one chapter, her husband died a year into their marriage in another chapter. Henry left immediately after the "scandal" and was gone for three years, yet later on he was gone for only two. 

Aside from that, this was (for the most part) an enjoyable romance dealing with long-lost loves being reunited. There were some choices made by the heroine that angered me, and overall I think much of the conflict could have been resolved if the main characters would just be honest with one another. I liked the variety of secondary characters, and how nicely the author was able to bring this story together. 

Overall, I think this book would appeal to those who enjoy a good historical romance. I would read more from this author, and I look forward to continuing on with this series. 
DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. This has not affected my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own.

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 Only an Earl Will Do (To Marry a Rogue #1)  is available from Amazon.com

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