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Review: An Earl Like You by Caroline Linden

September 18th, 2018 by Debbie's World of Books

Source: Received for review

Publication date: August 28, 2018

Publisher: Avon

Series: The Wagers of Sin #2

Rating: ★★★★★

About the book

When you gamble at love…

When Hugh Deveraux discovers his newly inherited earldom is bankrupt, he sets about rebuilding the family fortune—in the gaming hells of London. But the most daring wager he takes isn’t at cards. A wealthy tradesman makes a tantalizing offer: marry the man’s spinster daughter, and Hugh’s debts will be paid and his fortune made. The only catch is that she must never know about their agreement.

You risk losing your heart…

Heiress Eliza Cross has given up hope of marriage until she meets the impossibly handsome Earl of Hastings, her father’s new business partner. The earl is everything a gentleman should be, and is boldly attentive to her. It doesn’t take long for Eliza to lose her heart and marry him.

But when Eliza discovers that there is more to the man she loves—and to her marriage—her trust is shattered. And it will take all of Hugh’s power to prove that now his words of love are real.

My Thoughts

I haven’t read the first book in this series but I didn’t feel lost at all when reading this one. I really liked both the hero and the heroine. I felt like Eliza fell a little too easily for Hugh but being a wallflower myself I can see how his attention could make her feel so special. Watching the two of them get to know each other was wonderful though and it was a pleasure watching them fall in love. Hugh’s sister ticked me off though and I wanted to shake her for being so self-centered for a good deal of the book but she did redeem herself in the end. The entire book was a pleasure to read even though you know the characters are heading into trouble and you wish you could save them the heartache. I’ll definitely be looking for more books from this author!

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