Amelia Talbot has been issued a death sentence. At least it feels that way. The thought of marrying a man old enough to be her grandfather sends her into a panic. So much so that she sets off on a desperate search to find another man to marry her—quickly.
Conrad Croome, the Fifth Earl of Lofton, knows all too well that blackmail isn’t the way to form a marriage. How ironic that one Amelia Talbot uses a Croome family secret he’d thought long buried to force him to marry her.
Is Conrad doomed to a life of marriage based on an exposed secret, or could Amelia learn to love an unwanted earl?
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About the Author:
Ruth, a left-handed, cat-herding, Jeep driving, farmhouse-dwelling romance writer uses her goofy sense of humor as she writes tales of lovable, klutzy women and the men who adore them. Ruth's husband and best friend, Garry, reads her manuscripts, rolls his eyes at her weird story ideas, and loves her in spite of her penchant for insisting all of her books have at least one cat in them. Or twelve. But hey, who's counting?
Did you read Love Birds at Regent's Park? If you have you will get a better understanding to Lord Lofton in this new novel. You can read this book without reading Love Birds but I do recommend it as the characters cross over into The Unwanted Earl. In The Unwanted Earl we follow Lord Lofton (Conrad) in his quest to marry and find is real father. Conrad also decides to change himself for the better and be nicer to the people around him, especially his servants & commoners.
The author does a great job with making each character likeable in this book even though I really didn't like Conrad in Love Birds. Neither of them are as mean as they portray themselves to be at the beginning of the book. The author did a great job with the storyline and incorporating the characters from her last book into this one. I loved learning why Conrad didn't like the outdoors or animals. It was funny to see him paired up with a lady that loves to spend all her time around animals and being outdoors. Conrad found himself being blackmailed into marrying Amelia but as the book went on you could see the budding romance between both of them and knew by the end they would be marrying for love.
Another great sweet romance from Ruth J Hartman. I am hoping for a book #3 to see where the marriage takes Amelia and Conrad. This isn't your typical regency romance and some history buffs may not enjoy but if you go into the book wanting a light romance with humor you will enjoy this book. I laughed so hard at the end Amelia's mom is just too funny having "the talk" with Amelia and also the behaviour of the two mothers is a hoot.
I give this book a 4.5 stars out of 5.
~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are honest and my own.*~