The Earl Next Door
Trevor Rheese, the Earl of Falco ...more
Was there a love triangle involving a staircase in this? 'Cause it felt like there was a love triangle involving a staircase.
The story felt chaotic with all the characters, nosy neighbors, a bachelor earl who simply dramatically can't quit kissing the heroine, cartoon-y villainous mother and five step-brothers, bad guy Greek, and more.
The hero had no depth while the heroine sort of did but the unevenness of her having the courage to travel to England to buy a house on her own but coul ...more
Kissing her was like taking a hasty bite of something he hadn’t expected to find quite so delicious. Something warm and sweet and too sumptuous to be gobbled up in passing, without giving it its due. Without savoring.
Piety Grey, an American heiress, escaped her cruel mother when she tried to force her into a betrothel to one of her horrible stepbrothers. Because of the money left to her in her father’s will she was able to buy a crumbling townhouse in London, which she is determine to make in...more
The first thing I noticed is the prose. I just loved it!
"Kissing her was like taking a hasty bite of something he hadn’t expected to find quite so delicious. Something warm and sweet and too sumptuous to be gobbled up in passing, without giving its due. Withou ...more
This book is set in 1809 and Michaels has the Earl say that if needed to, he could go to Scotland Yard.
Do you see the problem? If not, I'll tell you. Scotland Yard did not exist in 1809. At that time, London was policed, if we can call it that, by the Bow Street Runners ...more
A bit boring for me.
I didn't really connect with the characters. They've got some issues that I know but didn't really understand. Maybe because the author's way of writing is making me dizzy that's why i didn;t enjoy this as much as I enjoyed other regency/historical books.
But sadly I can't rate it very high mostly because it was a jumbled mess of historical confusion.
I winced every single time they talked about Scotland Yard... In 1809! And discussed going to France for a wedding journey in the middle of the napoleonic wars. There were no discussions of the wars at all in fact. It was some kind of alternate faux-history masquerading as a regency romance. ...more
Our hero, Trevor wants nothing more than to travel after a lifetime of taking care of ...more
When American heiress, Piety Grey, flees from her money-grasping mother and step-brothers, she runs as far away as she can - all the way to London. There she buys a house in desperate need of renovation and, discovering her handsome neighbor, Trevor Rheese, Earl of Falcondale, has experience as an a ...more
We first see our hero and heroine through Lady Frinfrock's eyes, as she observes from the window of her own home the arrivals of Trevor Rheese, and then the arrival of Piety Grey -- who, coincidentally, moved to h ...more
I loved this book.
Review and authoress interview to come.
The Earl Next Door had a difficult start for me, but I was glad I continued to read when I almost gave up. Be forewarned, the pacing is slow, and the storyline itself takes a long time to reveal itself, neither of which make a page-turner.
The narration is by Piety, Trevor, and the nurse/chaperone, each offered a unique perspective to the story. Trevor is an introvert, longing for peace and tranquility, and it takes mo ...more
We first start off on the street of Henrietta Place in the home of Lady Frances Stroud, Marchioness Frinfrock where she and her maid, Miss Breedlowe are seen snooping on the new neighbor across the street who is moving into a home which has bee ...more
i was bored with d start but gradually i settled in d book ... the story line is good but sorry to say couldnt connect with d characters. the hero Trevor is so pathetic ,confused doesnt ve a aim & gyst to do anything in life even wen oppurtunity rises so his character irritated me...
The heroine Piety is shown to be strong , smart, fiesty & has all d means but still dumb wen it comes to dealing ...more
Piety's family was even more hor ...more
I saw the cover and I thought: this book must be mine!
I bought and I don't regret.
Firstly, it is impossible not to get to like heroes.
Secondly, neighbor, which governs the entire street. Something seems to me that it will be the second main character of the series.
Thirdly, marginal heroes very likeable.
Fourthly, the book is quite long. Heroes have time to get to know each other, so you can easily believe in their love.
It may not be so rosy: the family of the heroine is terrible, dreadfu ...more
**This ARC was provided via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.**
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