If Wishes Were Earls by Elizabeth Boyle
Date Read: 2013
Genre: Historical, Romance
Harrriet Hathaway has loved only one man her entire life: the Earl of Roxley. But when he ignores her at a ball, she takes rather desperate steps to catch his eye and her plans find her ruined and without any hope of gaining Roxley’s heart. So it is much to her amazement when Roxley proposes marriage to save her from ruin. But Roxley’s proposal isn’t quite on the up and up and when she finds out she’s just another piece in one of his plots and japes, she vows revenge.
Roxley is desperate to pull his family from the brink of ruin, and the only way to gain a lost fortune is to prove to his aunts that’s he’s “reformed” his life and is determined to settle down. But the bride-to-be that he thought would be most amiable is doing everything to turn his life and his heart upside down. Harriet Hathaway had always seemed the most sensible girl he knew, but now this siren of a stranger he’s engaged to is leaving him feeling anything but sensible. Harriet is about to steal not only his heart, but quite possibly the keys to the Roxley fortune
Series: Rhymes with Love #3
Also by this author: Along Came a Duke, The Viscount Who Lived Down the Lane, The Knave of Hearts, Six Impossible Things br> br>
Also in this series: Along Came a Duke, The Viscount Who Lived Down the Lane, The Knave of Hearts, Six Impossible Things
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Tracking Books Read Review (Short)
Overall Rating: 4.50
Story Rating: 4.00
Character Rating: 5.00
First Thought when Finished: If Wishes Were Earls was such a wonderful love story that immediately made me go back and pick up the other 2 books in the series.
Overall Thoughts: I loved Roxley and Harry! Seriously these two were just made for each other and clearly had no clue. Well Harry had a clue but Roxley was infuriatingly stubborn. His hard-headness though was needed because Harry was no “sweet, mild-mannered lady”! She had spunk in spades. If Wishes Were Earls was also full of twists, turns, mystery, and action. It had all the great historical elements that can make a girl swoon and in my case pick up the previous two in the series. I am not sure what made me quit reading historicals for awhile but I am glad that I am back!
Side Note:I just finished reading the first book in the series: Along Came a Duke. I love Roxley and Harry even more now. These can be read out of order (I did clearly)but after reading the first one, I think they are even better in order
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