Monday, 4 March 2013

Review: How to Entice an Earl by Manda Collins

How to Entice An Earl
Series:  Ugly Ducklings #3
Author:  Manda Collins
Genre:  Historical, Romance, Mystery
Release Date: January 29th 2013
Pages:  336
Format: ebook
Source: Purchased


Reason chosen:  

Because I really did enjoy the first two in the series

Summary taken from Goodreads:

Lady Madeline Essex is the last of the unwed “ducklings” in her family—and by far the most outspoken. But when she boldly enters London’s most notorious gaming house in search of fodder for her novel, even her sharp tongue can’t save her from the horrible crime she stumbles upon there. As luck would have it, first on the scene is the last man she wants to see her vulnerable. The one man who could tempt her heart…

Christian Monteith, the new Earl of Gresham, isn’t much for card rooms and gaming hells. But as a favor to his former commanding officer, he's investigating a gamester for espionage on the night that Maddie ventures in looking more enticing than he's ever seen her. Suddenly, his feelings for his friend aren't so friendly anymore. And when her curiosity brings the impetuous novelist to the attention of a madman, Christian will stop at nothing to protect her—from a sinister plot that is far more dangerous than any stolen kiss…


Now this, is an awesome couple. I honestly believe that they are my favourite couple of the three. Maybe it was the Brothel scene, or their first love scene…but it was all pretty awesome. I liked how Maddie wasn’t worried about her reputation even to the point where she willingly goes to a “scandalous” game night with Christian and other people all to save her brother (who doesn’t really deserve it), but she knows the importance of family even when they don’t treat her right. And then in steps Christian, who believes that he needs to protect her because of her connection to his best friend. So basically he starts following her around and starts to like what he sees. I love the type of situations that they willing walk into and I am utterly happy with the way the third novel in the series ended.


Maddie—Bold, determined, independent. She is a laugh

Christian—A Solider and manly-man at heart he really doesn’t care about his appearance, until a certain lady is involved.


In this novel there was still the whole three names issue that I had before. Christian was Christian Monteith, and Gresham and it sometimes got very confusing especially where there were three men, with three different names each. There were also some parts that were lengthy and a little boring.

Overall (Writing style, story line, and general):

Overall I truly enjoyed this novel. I found the characters to be the best yet, and although the same writing style that was in the previous book appeared in this one providing some confusion it didn’t stop the story from being a great romance and a great mystery. And now there is only the small novella left in the series to read!

Previously In the Series:

Next in the Series:

The Perks of Being a Beauty (#3.5)-> Click for review

Viewer Type Recommendation:

If you are a lover of historical romances than this is the novel for you.

If you liked this you'll probably love:

Devil of the Highlands by Lynsay Sands, A Change of Fortune by Jen Turano, Charming the Highlander by Janet Chapman, The Chief by Monica McCarty, Highlander’s Reward by Eliza Knight, McCabe Trilogy and TheMontgomerys and Armstrong series by Maya Banks, Daughters of Glen series by Melissa Mayhue, Tailor-Made Bride and Short-Straw Bride by Karen Witemeyer, Ransom MyHeart by Meg Cabot

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Twitter:  @MandaCollins


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