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Monday, January 22, 2018

Review: To Entice an Earl (Entangled Nobility #3) by Naomi Boom


Print Length: 194 pages
Publisher: Wild Rose Press Inc (January 22, 2018)

From Goodreads.com: Miss Alexandra Farris lost her heart to her older brother's friend, Lord Maxon Collins, long, long ago. Despite her girlhood attempts to win him, he never noticed her. Now that her first season is underway, she understands why. He prefers willowy blondes, not curvaceous maidens with darker coloring like herself. Rather than wallow in self-pity, she forgets love and focuses on something more attainable—an advantageous match.

Lord Collins is plagued by an uncomfortable feeling whenever he goes near Miss Farris. One of annoyance. And yet, he can’t seem to stop thinking of her, touching her, kissing her...He must act in her brother’s stead, which means he has to approve her suitor and ensure her safety. Unfortunately, he can’t seem to find a worthy gentleman.

Wedding her off should be a simple task, but not if he can’t let her go.

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My Rating: 3 stars out of 5

Although this is being marketed as book number three in  a series, you do not need to have read the other books in order for this one to make sense. In fact, I hadn't even heard of this series until I found this story.

Speaking of this story, I very much wanted to like it more than I did. As it is, I didn't hate but I didn't love it either. Alexa was very easy to dislike. She knew she didn't particularly like Lord Edwin, but when Lord Collins originally appears, she lies about being in love with him just to be contrary. As it is, she spent the majority of the novel telling Lord Collins that she didn't even like him when just the opposite was true. 

Lord Collins was a more likable characters, especially considering he seemed to go out of his way to annoy Alexa on purpose. I feel like these two could have had a much more fulfilling story if they just would have been honest with each other from the beginning. 

Also, I really don't understand Lord Edwin's motivation. Despite Alexa repeatedly telling him that she would not marry you, he insisted they would be wed - until he  decides they will not and proceeds to insult her in the process. He was already an unlikable character, but this added aspect just put him over the top in my opinion.

All things considered, I believe this story may still appeal to those who enjoy historical romances. 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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         To Entice an Earl (Entangled Nobility #3) is available from Amazon.com

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