Rosie’s #Bookreview of #RegencyRomance THE EARL AND THE SECRET PAST by Janice Preston

The Earl With The Secret Past (Mills & Boon Historical)The Earl With The Secret Past by Janice Preston

3.5 stars

The Earl And The Secret Past is a Regency style historical romance and opens with a prologue. Adam is an apprentice architect who has fallen in love with Kitty, the daughter of a peer, but they are too far apart socially for a serious relationship to be permitted, so Adam makes a decision that leaves Kitty broken-hearted.

Fifteen years later Adam is shocked to discover that he is the long lost son of an Earl. In London he meets Kitty again; she is now a widow and Adam wants to re-ignite their relationship, but a lot has happened in those lost years.

I have read quite a few books by this author and I usually like her style of writing, however, with this story I struggled to connect to the characters, which was a shame because the overall story arc worked well. There were a few occasions where very little happened and some of the detail felt a little repetitive.  Also I found Adam’s Scottish dialogue rather annoying; there was too much of it for my taste. So overall, an okay story in this genre, but it wasn’t my favourite novel from this author.

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Book description

An unexpected inheritance

An explosive reunion

Hardworking architect Adam Monroe’s world is shaken when he inherits an Earldom! Thrust into the ton, he bumps into widow, Kitty Fenton – his lost love. Years before, he’d refused to elope with Kitty to save her from ruin, and was heartbroken she’d married so soon after he left. Perhaps fate has given him a chance to discover the truth – after all beneath the hurt the sparks of attraction are as strong as ever…

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#NewRelease Rosie’s #BookReview Of #Historical #Romance REDEEMING THE RECLUSIVE EARL by @VirginiaHeath_ @MillsandBoon

Redeeming the Reclusive EarlRedeeming the Reclusive Earl by Virginia Heath

4.5 stars

Redeeming The Reclusive Earl is an historical romance.

The Earl of Rivenhall just wants to hide away from the world with his battle scars, so when he discovers someone is trespassing on his land and digging holes, he’s angry.

Effie is a self-taught archaeologist and has been discovering artefacts in the abbey ruins on Rivenhall’s estate for years. She believes she is on the cusp of discovering some very important new findings, and she’s not about to let an angry earl stop her excavations.

I really enjoyed how bold Effie was when dealing with the Earl; she understood his blustering ways and challenged him when others feared his wrath. The archaeology theme was a bonus for me too as I’ve always had an interest in discovering old artefacts.

With just a handful of characters and an unusual setting this was a refreshing change from similar books in this genre which are so often set in London. I’m a fan of Heath’s stories and this is another winner for me.

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Book description

His heart is a fortress. And she’s trespassing!

After losing all he holds dear in a horrific fire, Max Aldersley, Earl of Rivenhall, shuns the world — until he catches Effie Nithercott digging holes on his estate! He banishes the intrepid archaeologist and the unsettled feelings she rouses within him. But she returns even more determined and infuriatingly desirable than before! He wonders just how deep she’s prepared to dig — so far she’ll reach the man beneath his scars?

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