#Review: First Earl I See Tonight by Anna Bennett @_AnnaBennett @StMartinsPress #FirstEarlISeeTonight #HistoricalRomance #Netgalley #RegencyRomance
Release date - 30th October 2018
Book length - 320 pages
Publisher - St. Martin's Press
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ABOUT THIS BOOK
An heiress with a daring proposal. An earl who’s determined to resist her. And a love that just might be written in the stars…
Recently jilted by his fiancée, David Gray, Earl of Ravenport is not in the market for a wife. Even if Gray didn’t have his hands full renovating his crumbling country house, it would take more than a bold marriage proposal from a headstrong young beauty to thaw his frozen heart. Gray is confident that spending a week at his ramshackle estate will change her mind about marriage, but every passionate moment he spends with her tempts him to change his…
A talented artist, Miss Fiona Hartley desperately needs her dowry money to pay off a blackmailer set on ruining her sister. The handsome earl seems a sensible choice for a husband…if only she can convince him that romance will play no part. But marrying in name only may prove difficult for Fiona. Gray can’t help but be dazzled by her genuine warmth. Yet as their feelings deepen, Fiona’s deadline looms. Will her secrets destroy them, or is true love their final destiny?
I must admit that it has actually been quite a long time since I picked up a historical romance novel to read, having thrown myself into a lot of other genres since starting this blog, even to the point where I thought that maybe that genre just didn't interest me as much as it used to. But I liked the sound of FIRST EARL I SEE TONIGHT by Anna Bennett and decided to give it a whirl and I am so glad that I did, because what I found was a wonderful historical story with all of the attention to detail that I love and characters that just won my heart from the very beginning.
Miss Fiona Hartley will do whatever it takes to protect those that she loves even if it means coming up with a plan to deal with a blackmailer who could destroy her family. Determined to pay this evil person off, she realises that she must marry to be safe and so decides to propose to Earl Ravenport who is one of the few men who has ever shown her kindness. Knowing he has been hurt recently, Fiona tries her best to prove to him that a marriage in name only would benefit them both, but as she begins to see beneath the surface of the brooding Earl, she just may fall for the kind and frightened man that lurks within ...
With plenty of misunderstandings, secrets, and sultry assignations, FIRST EARL I SEE TONIGHT by Anna Bennett made me fall in love with historical romance all over again and I read this book in one sitting. I loved Fiona who was honest, upfront, intelligent and talented and Gray was a character that I just wanted to hug (that is when I wasn't shouting at him to open his heart!). The setting is superb and came alive in my mind as I read each page and this book really conveyed emotions very well. I felt every fear and sadness that they experienced and even found myself blushing at other parts of this story too😉
FIRST EARL I SEE TONIGHT by Anna Bennett is everything you could wish for in a fabulous historical romance and I want to thank this author for re-igniting my love for this genre which I have neglected for so long. I'm off to do some book shopping!
Anna Bennett started swiping romances from her mom’s bookshelf as a teenager and decided historicals (with their balls, dukes, and gowns) were the best. So, when she had the chance to spend a semester in London she packed her bags—and promptly fell in love with the city, its history, and its pubs. She dreamed of writing romance, but somehow ended up a software analyst instead.
Fortunately, a few years and a few careers later, Anna found her way back to writing the stories she loves and won the Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart® for Regency Historical Romance. She lives in Maryland with her husband and three children, who try valiantly not to roll their eyes whenever she quotes Jane Austen. Her weaknesses include reality TV, cute shoes, and coffee. Lots and lots of coffee.
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