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The Earl in My Bed (Forgotten Princesses #2.5)

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Intended for one man…

All her life, everyone assumed Paget Ellsworth, the vicar’s daughter, would marry the Earl of Winningham’s youngest son. And when he left for war with his older brother, Jamie, words and promises were not necessary. She would wait.

But destined for another…

Four years pass, and the death of his father forces Jamie home to take up the reins as the new ear
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ebook, 128 pages
Published February 5th 2013 by Avon Impulse
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UniquelyMoi ~ The 1-click Diva

The Earl in My Bed is a sweet and passionate short story, just in time for Valentine’s Day. It’s part of the Forgotten Princesses series and takes place between books two and three, though I can honestly say, it works as a standalone.

It was unspoken, but well understood, that Paget and her childhood friend, Owen, would one day marry, but with Owen off fighting a war a world away, and his older brother Jamie, the new Earl of Willingham close by, Paget starts wondering why Jamie can evoke such str
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Lisa
This was a charming, delightful quick read about Paget, the daughter of a vicar, and Jamie, the new Earl of Winnigham. Paget always thought she would marry Jamie's younger brother but with Owen off to war, she has come to realize her feelings are more platonic. Jamie is suddenly stirring up new feelings that she never thought she could feel for this cold, uptight man. Jamie knows that Paget belongs to Owen, even though there is no formal engagement, but with his new, unexpected duties, the girl ...more
Mary Chen *Nulla in mundo pax sincera*
This is a delightful novella and serves as an introduction to Owen, hero in Sophie Jordan's upcoming book, How to Lose a Bride in One Night.

Paget Ellsworth had grown up playing with the eldest and youngest of the three sons of the Earl of Winningham, inseparably especially with Owen, the youngest. She was often teased and bullied by the middle son, Jamie, and grown to dislike his arrogant manner. However, when the heir died, Jamie was called home to be the new Earl of Winningham, leaving Owen to
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Jess the Romanceaholic
A bit too whirlwind for me, but then again, so are most novellas. Nice and steamy though; great for Valentine's Day. Full review to follow (and can I just say how much I'm looking forward to Owen's book?!)
Beth
Paget Ellsworth is the vicar’s daughter. She has grown up with the Earl of Winningham’s sons. Always with Owen, it was assumed that when he returns from war that Paget and Owen, the Earl’s youngest son, would marry. She sat by the bedside of Brand, the eldest son, keeping vigil as illness over took him, but she was never close to Jamie.

Brand has passed away and Jamie has returned from war to take Brand’s place as Earl of Winningham. He didn’t want to leave Owen behind, he didn’t want the respon
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Emma
Reading this novella was just like watching a great movie in fast-forward mode. I loved Paget and Jamie. Also loved the dynamics of their romance. The prolem was i never had the time to apreciate it or to believe it. It was all very frustrating. With another 100 pages I would have given it 5 stars.
❤Summer
Sweet, steamy short read. I felt it was a bit rushed but what can I say it's a novella.
Stormi (Books, Movies, Reviews. Oh my!)

This is my first novel by Sophie Jordan, I actually have the first book in her YA series Firelight but it still sits on my shelf. This was a very short read that could be done in a couple hours and it had me hooked. I can't wait to read the next book How To Lose A Bride In One Night.

I sort of want to hate Jamie at first but then when I start thinking about his life I think decided that this sexy brooding man is really not half bad. He is the middle child, so his brother is already great because
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Diana N Neal
This story is listed as a novella in the forgotten princesses series, after Lessons from a Scandalous Bride, and not having read that book, I can't tell you how the characters here are connected there. I can tell you it would have been helpful to have some knowledge of the previous books as the author jumps right into the action and crams a lot of details into such a short story. Paget (would someone please tell me how this name is pronounced and where it originated from) was an okay heroine. Th ...more
Tin
Disclosure: I received this book from the tour organizer as part of the book tour. Thank you to Tasty Book Tours and to Sophie Jordan for the opportunity. Yes, this is an honest review.

Paget has known Jamie all her life but they were more childhood enemies than friends. Jamie was too haughty, too snobbish, too standoffish, too ... everything for Paget, who preferred the company of Jamie's brothers, Brand and Owen. But Brand is dead and Owen's still serving his country -- and it is Jamie who is h
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Jody
For its short word count, The Earl In My Bed feels like a much longer story. The characters are fully fleshed-out amidst a highly emotional storyline where childhood feelings morph into more adult thoughts and a better understanding of what true love is. It's a heartwarming story, and though part of a series, it's not necessary to have read the other installments to have found much to enjoy about this story.

Paget has always hung around brothers Owen and Bran making them The Three Musketeers, wit
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Beret Brenckman
So, I just finished surreptitiously reading "The Earl in My Bed" by Sophie Jordan at work during my planning period. It was borderline EXCELLENT! The story had a lot of tropes that I really, really like. 1. H/h were friends of a sort in childhood. 2. Hero is a spare Earl. He was the younger brother of the Earl. 3. Hero is cold to heroine because he felt jealous of her relationship with his siblings but it's mostly to hide his feelings for her even if he doesn't actually acknowledge them. 4. Ever ...more
QiJia 치쟈
3.5 star

A delightful read of Paget and Jamie's story but I think it could have been better if it wasn't a novella.

:)
Romancing the Book
Reviewed by Rachel
Book provided by the publisher for review
Review originally posted at Romancing the Book

Novellas always freak me out. I’m never sure if they are going to have enough substance to actually make a “whole” story or if I’m going to be disappointing.

I LOVE Sophie Jordan’s books so I was hoping that this one would be a success…

I’m shocked how easily she pulled it off! I think part of it had to do with the fact that she easily narrated the back story with Paget and the brothers. You kn
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Arshia
Short and sweet! Novellas are really hard to rate because there is only so much story that the author can give to the characters. I like how Sophie covered the story of minor characters that we will hopefully meet in her next full length novel. She also introduced the hero for her next book so I was very happy with that!
Elaine Mcdonald
This is really great for a novella.
Trea
Reading this so soon on the heels of Lessons from a Scandalous Bride, it was fairly easy to see that the author uses the same formula for each of the books and merely switches out the characters. This novella was to set the stage for meeting the hero of the next book in the series, Owen. Although he is conspicuously absent from this story, he is somewhat of "the elephant in the room" as the two main characters move from apathy or loathing to lust, which is quickly declared to be love so that the ...more
Liberty Ann Ireland
**I received this book in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. All opinions are my own.**

My Review:
Part of The Forgotten Princesses Series, this novella fits in between Lessons from a Scandalous Bride and Sophie's next book, How to Lose a Bride in One Night (due out in July). In The Earl in My Bed, we are introduced to the Earl of Winningham's sons Jamie and Owen, which in the end, sets the scene and really whets your appetite for How to Lose a Bride in One Night beautifully.

The Good: I
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Jaclyn
This short novella was my first Sophie Jordan read, after finishing it, I promptly requested a few others from my public library. I loved this novella! There are a lot of novellas out there and I don’t think that all authors can pull them off, but like Eloisa James’ novellas, I found that Jordan rocked the novella format. In such a short period, Jordan was able to convey a realistic relationship between two people. Granted that Paget and Jamie had a history, as they knew each other in childhood, ...more
Pam
Paget Ellsworth is the daughter of the village vicar and has wonderful memories of growing up with her two best friends, Brand and Owen, two brothers that adored her. Their other brother, Jamie never was around; he was standoffish and condescending toward her, even telling Brand that he should know better than to consort with a girl like her. Jamie received a face full of manure from Paget over that comment and she never regretted it. She now faces a future without them as Brand is dead and Owen ...more
Lily (Lily Pond Reads)
I got this ebook for free from Avon through Edelweiss for a tour in exchange of an honest review.

The Earl In My Bed is a little novella in the Forgotten Princess series by Sophie Jordan. I really enjoyed this sweet read and unfortunately like all novellas it left me starving for more.

All her life Paget Ellsword, the vicar's daughter was assumed to marry one of her oldest friends - the Earl of Winningham's youngest son Owen. But Owen has left for war and is still fighting over there when his old
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Amy
So much story packed into such a short read. Amazing!

THE EARL IN MY BED by Sophie Jordan is a sweet Valentine of a novella. I am always amazed at how some writers can manage to put so much into such a short expanse of pages. Sophie does this in THE EARL IN MY BED. Fast-paced, informative, not only with backstory but progression, Sophie takes us through the low points of Paget and Jamie's relationship to the very hot, very high points with ease, and without holding back. This is one of those nove
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Tracy
------ I recieved this book from Edelweiss and the publisher for my honest review------

I found this to be a very good book. I really liked the underlining theme that all may not be as it seems, or don't read a book by its covers. Paget, Owen and Brand growing up were like the three musketeers while Jamie was like the third wheel. Even though he wanted to be with them he always seemed to be on the outside looking in. The three saw Jamie as someone who looked down on them as they played, but that
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Cerian
The Earl in My Bed is book 2.5 of the Forgotten Princesses series, but it works very well as a stand alone novella. I haven't read the previous books and I didn't feel like I was missing something- although now I definitely want to read this series!

Paget has always expected to marry her childhood friend, Owen, but recently she's realised that she couldn't marry Owen because she doesn't feel 'that' way about him. She wants passion and love from her marriage, not just friendship. When she bumps in
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Jillian (NetGalley Addict)
This book was part of a blog tour I received a copy for my honest review

Paget, Owen and Bran had always been the best of friends leaving Jamie out. When Owen and Jamie go off to war Paget grows up and realizes she wants something more than just a friendship in her marriage. The eldest son Bran dies and Jamie comes home from the war, Paget and Jamie start a war of wills. The two of them are perfect for each other but neither one of them will admit it. This was a good novella, the two main charact
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Pam
Paget grew up with hanging with two great boys. One of them Owen everyone has paired them up in their minds to marry one day. While Owen is away at war she tries her best to think of reasons not to marry him. She does care for him but not in that way. She realizes she does have a spark with Jamie, Owen's older half brother. Jamie has always been mean to her growing up and she has never forgave him for that. One kiss soon cause them to see each other in a different light but there is still the ma ...more
Katie_la_geek
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The Earl in My Bed is a sweet little adult novella that ticked all the boxes. I am more used to Sophie Jordan writing YA, having penned the very popular Firelight series, but here she proves that adult romantic literature us well within her grasp as well.

I really liked this story of forbidden romance and passion. I thought the story was well developed despite its length. The characters are likeable; I admired Paget for thinking of herself, so often in books
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Elis Madison
There's a new Earl of Winningham, and it's him. James—Jamie, the creepy, insufferable SNOT who used to shadow Paget and her friends (his brother and half-brother), Brand and Owen, around while they were having fun (without him).

He was awful to them. Now Brand's dead and Owen's half a world away in India fighting and dying. Everybody thinks they have an "understanding," but…. Before he left, he kissed her—but, well….



It wasn't quite what she would hope. She doesn't see Owen "that way," and she is
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Nita
Everyone, including herself, assumes Paget will marry her childhood friend Owen. He left four years earlier to fight a war with the understanding they would marry when he returned. But Paget comes to realize that as much as she cares for Owen, she doesn't passionately love him. And she really wants to marry someone she is passionate about.

Jamie is Owen's older brother. He has returned from the war named the new Earl of Winningham after their older brother passes away. He has never gotten along
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Aspoon
Even though this is a novella...it was a very good story...and very nice sexual tension and build up between Jamie and Paget. They are so cute together. And I CANNOT wait for Owen's story. I wonder if he was pinning after Paget like the author led us to believe. There isn't much to complain about with this book....it's short, to the point and the storyline is pretty straight forward.
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Sophie Jordan took her adolescent daydreaming one step further and penned her first historical romance in the back of her high school Spanish class. This passion led her to pursue a degree in English and History.

A brief stint in law school taught her that case law was not nearly as interesting as literature - teaching English seemed the natural recourse. After several years
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