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I Shall Love the Earl (Tricking the Scoundrels Series Book 3) Kindle Edition
She waited for the temptation held in his gaze. He refused to give into his desire to court her. Can a ruination of a lady lead toward a love to last a lifetime?
Every ball Dallis MacPherson attended, she saved a spot on her dance card for a certain gentleman. Many balls later and still no offer, prompts her to pursue the earl. When she encounters him on a darkened balcony, he steals a kiss and warns her away. His stolen kiss promises a passion she wants to explore. At every occasion he attends, she tempts him with her own promise. Soon the earl falls for her charms and sends her down a path of ruination with one incident after another. Can Dallis overcome the scandal of the earl’s pursuit?
Roderick Beckwith watched the Scottish beauty from afar. He lost his heart the moment he set eyes upon her. Throughout the season every gentleman offered her a dance, but him. With his financial affairs on the brink of disaster, he couldn’t provide her with the life she deserved. When his mother introduces his sworn enemy to his heart’s desire, he must set aside his pride. However, his courtship is less than ideal. At every opportunity he brings scandal to her name. Can Rory redeem himself and prove to Dallis that he is a gentleman worth loving?
With every glance, Dallis pulls Rory in deeper. His stolen kisses forces him to make her an offer of marriage. As they prepare for their wedding, he acts as the perfect gentleman. However, the proper gentleman was not who Dallis desired. Will her scoundrel show himself before they say I do?
I Shall Love the Earl is the third book in Laura A. Barnes’s romantic historical romance series. If you love a novel filled with a scandalous courtship set in Regency England, then you will enjoy Rory enticing Dallis with promises of love.
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"An intriguing journey of instant attraction that battles to find a love that will was meant to be! Delightful!"
"The book was fast paced and easy to read. The characters were perfect for each other. I loved all the witty humor and banter between the characters."
"I was anticipating reading Rory's love story after the other "Tricking the Scoundrels" books and I was not disappointed."
Dallis is a feisty heroine, and Rory a total disaster till he owns up to his heart. CAN'T WAIT FOR THE SEQUEL!!!!!
If you like historical romances with scoundrels that might be redeemed, you might enjoy this tale.
About the Author
International selling author Laura A. Barnes fell in love with writing in the second grade. After her first creative writing assignment, she knew what she wanted to become. Many years went by with Laura filling her head full of story ideas and some funny fish songs she wrote while fishing with her family. Thirty-seven years later, she made her dreams a reality. With her debut novel Rescued By the Captain, she has set out on the path she always dreamed about.
When not writing, Laura can be found devouring her favorite romance books. Laura is married to her own Prince Charming (who for some reason or another thinks the heroes in her books are about him) and they have three wonderful children and two sweet grandbabies. Besides her love of reading and writing, Laura loves to travel. With her passport stamped in England, Scotland, and Ireland; she hopes to add more countries to her list soon.
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- ASIN : B07ZNC2188
- Publication date : December 10, 2019
- Language : English
- File size : 3065 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Sticky notes : On Kindle Scribe
- Print length : 194 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : B09CK8MZX6
- Best Sellers Rank: #556,489 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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When their eyes met it seemed they spoke to each other, but Rory would not be able to keep her in the style she was accustomed to because he was broke. It would take him a few years to regain what was lost.
But it was a cat and mouse game. He could not stay away from her and seemed to be everywhere she was and she turned the tables and did the same to him. What would happen?
An intriguing journey of instant attraction that battles to find a love that will was meant to be! Delightful!
Often in a series, each book can be read as a standalone read; other times it would be better if all the books were read in sequence because each story builds on the one before. The Tricking the Scoundrel series falls into the second category. I’ve used this analogy once before in a review and it applies to this one as well. I Shall Love the Earl is like the hamburger patty in a Burger King Whopper. Sure, if you had to eat it alone, it would be tasty. But, it’s going to taste a whole lot better with the bun and fixings.
Why do I use that analogy? It’s because I loved Rory in the first two books. If I hadn’t read the two previous books, there’s a good chance that I would not have enjoyed this book. Unfortunately, I found him annoying in this book and I was disappointed in him. Considering he was the leading character in I Shall Love the Earl, this character flaw was a big issue for me. Laura A. Barnes’ writing style has never been repetitious but I got irritated with Rory for being so prideful. It was a bit of a head banger to keep reading over and over how he didn’t feel like he deserved Dallis because he was broke. Rory’s story was a thin hamburger patty at best because there wasn’t much thickness or substance to the plot. It kills me to write these negative comments because I love the series. I just feel there could have been more substance in Rory’ love story. There is a fourth book still to come and the heroine is going to be Rory’s sister, Kathleen. I am definitely going to read it. The hero, Lord Holdenburg, is already intriguing. I’m going to assume their story is going to be the condiments on my Whopper.
The heroine, Dallis also didn’t win any points in my eyes. How many times was she going to let Rory scandalize her? I guess it doesn’t really matter because I’m happy that Rory found his happily ever after. I enjoyed the guest appearances of Sophia, Sidney, Wilde, Sheffield, and Belle – all characters from the previous books in the Tricking the Scoundrel series. I’m curious if Belle is going to have her own love story. She’s a unique and interesting character.
In conclusion, I liked this story but overall, I love the series more and I can’t wait for the next one to be released later this year, 2020. My recommendation is to read this book after you’ve read the first two. It has enough good stuff in it to make it worth a reader’s time.
originally posted at long and short reviews
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
I did enjoy this story and it was nice seeing friends from the previous books. I was surprised by some of the things Rory did and didn’t do. He should have courted her as well from the beginning and let the chips fall where they might and let Dallis decide which man she would choose. Even though this book is part of a series, it can be read as a stand-alone.
Was distracted by the use of American words which pulled me out of both England and the time period, and also found the story overly long meaning that it did not hold my attention (my preference is to read a book in one sitting). I also felt Rory was a bit of a cad in his treatment of Dallis.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book from the author. All thoughts and opinions are my own.