Monday, April 19, 2010

Review # 59: An Earl to Enchant by Amelia Gray

Title: An Earl to Enchant

Author: Amelia Grey
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Genre: Historical Romance
Series: The Rogues' Dynasty
Format: Review copy from Publisher
ISBN: 978-1-4022-1761-6
Price/Pages: $7.99/352
Release Date: April 2010

My Review and Description:

Though I have said before I have figured out I am not a huge fan of historical romances, this one definitely caught me by surprise. On the cover of the book there is a quote "Witty Dialogue and Clever Schemes...Grey's characters will charm readers".

That says it pretty clearly. The plot is seemingly similar to other romance novels. Strong willed woman vs. an equally stubborn strong willed man, tensions arise and love is the result.

Lord Morgandale is the man in question. He is a known bachelor, preferring the company of women for really only one reason. He has no interest in marriage.

Arianna Sweet is a independent educated woman who finds herself on his doorstep one stormy night in search of Morgan's grandmother. Turns out her father is distantly related to a former husband of Morgan's grandmother.

Expecting his mistress, Morgan's reaction to Arianna is confusing and unsettling. Arianna brings a mystery along with her, in needing the help of Morgan's grandmother. With the news of her death, Arianna is left trying to figure out her next step. Her father was a scientist and something very precious was stolen from him. Arianna is trying to get it back and fulfill her father's work.

What I liked about this book was the dynamic between Morgan and Arianna. Morgan, though stubborn, wasn't a jerk and his developing feelings towards Arianna were really quite sweet and honest. Arianna, though independent, wasn't a bitch. She was direct and down to earth. Witty and charming indeed! And, well, their love scenes were pretty darn fun to read too!

The plot line with her father and his work threw a different twist in as well. It brought a bit of mystery along with the romance, something I found refreshing. It was nice to not just have a typical cat and mouse game between an unavailable woman and an aggressive man.

Thank you to Danielle at Sourcebooks for providing me a copy to read and review. I so enjoy my romance adventures in reading. I feel my eyes open even further to the massive genre that is Romance.

Rating: 4 stars/ 6 stars
For fans of a good romantic story with a little suspenseful twist, I would recommend this book. There are two previous books in this series; A Duke to Die For and A Marquis to Marry.

Authors' Website: Amelia Grey

Happy Reading and as always, thanks for stopping by!

red headed book child


Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

Great review, Michelle! I love historical romance, so I really want to read this one :) I like that the hero sounds so sweet!

Amy J said...

I almost signed up for this one too! Man, I knew I should have! Great review!

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Stacy at The Novel Life said...

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Great review by the way!