You're the Earl That I Want by Kelly Bowen
Date Read: September 2015
Genre: Historical, Romance
THE EARL DOTH PROTEST . . .
For businessman Heath Hextall, inheriting an earldom has been a damnable nuisance. The answer: find a well-bred, biddable woman to keep his life in order and observe the required social niceties. But it's always been clear that Lady Josephine Somerhall is not that woman. Once a shy slip of a girl, Joss is now brilliant, beautiful chaos in a ball gown.
. . . BUT THE LADY KNOWS BEST
In her heart, Joss has always loved Heath, the one person she's always been able to count on. That doesn't mean she wants to marry him though. Without a husband, Joss can do as she pleases—and now, it pleases her to solve the mystery of an encoded file given to Heath by a dying man. It's put Heath in peril once, and Joss won't let that happen again. She'll do what she must to ensure the earl's safety. And to remind him that what she lacks in convention, she makes up for in passion.
Series: The Lords of Worth #3
Also by this author: I've Got My Duke to Keep Me Warm, A Good Rogue is Hard to Find, A Lady's Guide to Skirting Scandal, Between the Devil and the Duke, A Duke to Remember br> br>
Also in this series: I've Got My Duke to Keep Me Warm, A Good Rogue is Hard to Find, A Lady's Guide to Skirting Scandal
NOTE: These “reviews” are as simple as it gets (and mostly for tracking purposes)! They will have a rating, first thought, narrator thought (quick), and will officially be filed 🙂
Read for Review (Netgalley)
Overall Rating :4.50
Story Rating : 4.25
Character Rating : 4.75
First Thought when Finished: You’re the Earl That I Want was a great way to wrap up this series.
Quick Thoughts: Kelly Bowen has a scored a fan girl. The Lords of Worth series was strong from beginning to end. Even the novella that I wasn’t sure about ended up being totally likable. In the You’re the Earl That I Want she took Heath from stodgy to sexy. Who woulda thunk it? I think a big part of that was Joss. I love blunt leading ladies in historicals. They are my favorite. The willing to be a spinster to do it on their own terms. Joss was one of those leading ladies (and the duchess would have totally allowed it even supported it). I just downright enjoyed these two oddballs falling in love.
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