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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Review: Earl Interrupted (The Daring Marriages, #2) by Amanda Forester



Print Length: 384 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca (January 02, 2018)

From Goodreads.com: Captain Robert Ashton, Earl of Darington, knows finding a bride in London will not be easy—not since he has been notoriously dubbed as the "Pirate Earl". What he didn't expect was to get abducted—and to have his escape go horribly awry when an innocent lady gets caught in the crossfire.

Amateur physician Emma St. James is on her way to meet her betrothed when she is rescued by an injured gentleman. Despite her shock after discovering he is the Pirate Earl, Emma feels drawn to the man who saved her life. Duty forces them apart, but when they meet again on the high seas, Darington will risk all—his fortune, his name, and even his life to keep her safe.

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My Rating: 3 stars out of 5

Although this is being marketed as book number two in  a series, you do not need to have read the first book in order for this one to make sense. I have't read the first, but from the synopsis I did read, it would appear that that story focuses on Dare's sister, while this book focuses on him. 

Speaking just on this story, I feel it fell solidly in the middle of the road for me. It had its moments where I was utterly captivated by the events, and moments that I felt dragged on to the point it became tedious. I feel I must also point out because I know this is a fact that will turn some people off to this story, but there some slight religious overtones sprinkled throughout the story. Emma holds her faith very close, so there is some praying, and some scripture reciting. I personally wasn't bothered by this, I did feel as though it was a little odd given the way it was done, but I know there are some people out here who will not read anything even remotely religious. 

The characters on the whole seemed to be well developed with interesting backstories, but when it came to them being together, it seemed as though there was some key element missing that I just couldn't put my finger on.

All things considered, I believe this story may still appeal to those who enjoy slightly historical romance novels with a bi of high sea adventures and intrigue thrown in. I would give this author another chance!

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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         Earl Interrupted (The Daring Marriages, #2) is available from Amazon.com

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