Book Review: Waiting For an Earl Like You by Alexandra Hawkins

January 27, 2017 Advanced Readers Copy, Book Reviews 0

I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Book Review: Waiting For an Earl Like You by Alexandra HawkinsWaiting For an Earl Like You (Masters of Seduction, #3) by Alexandra Hawkins
Published by St. Martin's Paperbacks on January 3rd 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 352
Source: NetGalley
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LOVE ISN’T ALWAYS WHAT IT SEEMS. Justin Reeve Netherwood, Earl of Kempthorn—a.k.a. Thorn—has never cared much for his neighbor’s daughter. But his twin brother, Gideon, befriended the wild, reckless, and wholly inappropriate Miss Olivia Lydall in youth, and two have been close ever since. So when Olivia finds herself in a state of romantic conflict and seeks out Gideon for advice, he’s only too pleased to oblige. Only problem: The man Olivia is speaking to is Thorn. And now it’s too late for him to tell Olivia the truth…
Thorn always believed that Olivia was too smitten with Gideon for her own good. So what’s the harm in steering her away from him? But Thorn’s charade turns out to be anything but harmless once he begins to see Olivia for who she really is: A woman full of spirit and passion…and someone he can’t live without. But how can Thorn claim Olivia’s heart when their deepening connection—and burning desire—is built on lies and deceit?

 

My thoughts

This is book three however I have not read books one or two and did not feel like I was out of my element.

Twins that are devastatingly gorgeous and a girl that has just come to age and went from geek to swan? What more can a reader want?!

The fact that the twins look exactly alike is a bit of a factor in this one. Olivia and Thorn have never had a great relationship as he has always been, excuse the pun, thorny with her. When he is nice she suspects that he has some kind of ulterior motive so what else can he do but pretend to be his brother?!

This is hilarious. It has all the markings of my favorite writers, such as Gail Carriger, and is wonderfully set full of great characters and fantastic settings. Falling in love with the plot was easy, falling in love with these two brothers, maybe not quite as easy.

They are both a bit frustrating. Especially since I was on Olivia’s side from the start. Put these two into her already hectic world and you know it is going to spell disaster. Someone Alexandra Hawkins is able to make all of this work and by the end I was shushing my poor husband as I wanted to get to the end but didn’t want it TO END!

The hazards of being a reader.

Absolutely lovely story with so much to give. Very funny and as a historical romance it gave me everything that I was looking for, the elegance, the intrigue, the romance!

In short: Pick this up!

Fav word: Ennui – a feeling of listlessness and dissatisfaction arising from a lack of occupation or excitement.

This word gave me quite the opposite feeling! I love it!

Rating Report
Plot
5 / 5
Character Development
5 / 5
Writing Style
5 / 5
Personal enjoyment
5 / 5
Cover
5 / 5
Overall: 5 / 5

 

 

Alexandra Hawkins is an unrepentant Anglophile who discovered romance novels as a teenager and knew that one day she would be writing her own. In “The Lords of Vice” series, she has combined her love of English history, mythology, and romance to create sensual character-driven stories that, she hopes, will touch readers’ hearts.

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