Title: Earl Interrupted
Author: Amanda Forester
Series: The Daring Marriages, #2
Pub Date: January 2, 2017
After restoring his fortune as a notorious privateer, Captain Robert Ashton, Earl of Darington, goes to London in search of a bride. Instead, he finds unexpected dangers and unknown assailants. He is shot and left for dead. Life on the high seas was far calmer.
Enter Miss Emma St. James. She may appear sweet and demure, but she quickly proves herself to be equal to any challenge, including saving Darington’s life. Just when Darington is sure he has found his perfect bride, she reveals she’s betrothed to another.
Now things REALLY start to get complicated…
A fun read!
The events of this one take place somewhat concurrently with the ones from book one in the series ( If the Earl Only Knew ) but as each is focused on a different twin (Robert “Dare” in this one and Kate in the other) they could also work as standalones. To be honest, I’ve forgotten most of the details of the first book already, so it was pretty much as if I was starting here anyway–and I did just fine 😉
Emma and Dare’s story is a sweet romance with more than a touch of danger thrown in. It was a bit frustrating at times–much of their issues could have been resolved with frank discussions–but overall it was a lot of fun to read, and the ending was more than satisfying. There is a touch of religion here that I wasn’t quite expecting–Emma finds a lot of comfort in her faith and occasionally quotes scripture and prays–it’s not overwhelming, but if that bothers you just be warned.
Can’t wait to see where Ms. Forester will go next!
Rating: 4 stars / B+
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
AMANDA FORESTER holds a PhD and worked for many years in academia before discovering that writing novels was decidedly more fun. Whether in the rugged Highlands of medieval Scotland or the decadent ballrooms of Regency England, her novels offer fast-paced adventures filled with wit, intrigue, and romance. Amanda lives near Seattle, WA.
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