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Only an Earl Will Do

(To Marry a Rogue #1)

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The reigning queen of London society, Lady Elizabeth Worthingham, has her future set out for her. Marry well, and marry without love. An easy promise to make and one she owed her family after her near ruinous past that threatened them all. And the rakish scoundrel Henry Andrews, Earl of Muir who's inability to act a gentleman when she needed one most would one day pay for ...more
Kindle Edition, 221 pages
Published July 25th 2016 by Entangled Publishing, LLC (Select Historical)
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Sissy's Romance Book Review

'Only an Earl Will Do' by Tamara Gill is book one in the "To Marry a Rogue" series. This is the story of Lady Elizabeth and Henry.
Elizabeth's father was Henry Guardian until he came of age. During the time he stayed with Elizabeth and her family they grew to care for one another. They had talked of marriage and did have 'anticipate their vows'...shortly after that Henry convinced her that it would be best that he go to America to make his fortune before he married her. Even though Henry has a
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London
Meh. It was alright. The hero was a sweetheart and so damn understanding after what the heroine put him through. I loved that he never wavered and stayed true to the heroine till the end even though she didn't completely deserve it.

I can usually forgive the heroine of anything because I tend to be more lenient on them but Jesus Christ I wanted to smack a bitch. It drove me insane how long it took for the secret to come out and even then she wasn't the one to do it. With how kind the hero was and
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Elaine
Another great Regency romance, this time with Lady Elizabeth Worthington and Henry Andrews, Earl of Muir, as the couple that others have thwarted the romance between. Can they discover who interceded to their detriment as they are reunited after three years or will their mutual enemy achieve his own dreams instead?

Orphaned, Henry had been brought up in the same household as Elizabeth because her father was his guardian. Whilst there, the two had become close, planning to marry when he returned
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Heather C
Elizabeth Worthingham and Henry Andrews were wildly in love and she promised to wait for him to come back from his quest in America to bring back a fortune to secure his family home and then they would marry. However, things did not go quite as they planned while Henry was gone and when he returns two years later he finds her a widow and he a not-so-welcome visitor. But Henry has no idea what he did or what happened and Elizabeth isn’t telling. Henry is insistent to find out and to win her back, ...more
Edwina " I LoveBooks" "Deb"
This is a Honest review for Netgalley!!

Only and Earl Will do was a Very Good story. I just loved the storyline. It had everything a lost love, a secret pregnancy, betrayal and a stalker villain. Beautifully written H/H!!! both of them were loveable and interesting.

The improvised Earl of Muir, Henry must leave England and go to American to build his fortune. He must leave the Love of his Life Elizabeth the daughter of the Duke of Pinworth behind. With a promise he would return and marry her. What
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The Romance Book Disciple (Samantha)
Link to full review below! Good but one of my least favorite tropes: the miscommunication. I did enjoy that it was different from typical regency romances though! This review was originally posted on The Book Disciple
Liz F
Jul 15, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Review copy courtesy of the publisher via NetGalley.

**This is a DNF review**

I didn't like any of the characters in this story. The heroine, Elizabeth, was insipid and not very bright. I wouldn't say she was stupid. She was going to make all of the wrong decisions and I didn't understand her reasoning for them. She doesn't want to tell the hero that he has a kid because she wants the kid to inherit the title of her deceased husband. But the hero is rich and titled so who cares? She didn't love
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Isha Coleman
Jul 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
ARC Review: Only an Earl Will Do (To Marry A Rogue) by Tamara Gill

Elizabeth has faced her share of heartache and shame in the name of love. Now she is determined to redeem herself and spare her heart by entering into a marriage of convenience. There's just one problem. The man who destroyed her hopes and dreams has returned to lay claim to what he left behind. Her! Only an Earl will do is steamy battle of wills that had me on the edge of my seat and praying for a reconciliation. It's emotional,
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Janet
Feb 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Lady Elizabeth Worthingham the daughter of the Duke of Pemworth, had her future set out for her. Marry well, and marry without love until she found herself pregnant & Henry Andrews, Earl of Muir has gone to America to make his fortune in order to save his earldom from ruin. Henry isn’t answering her letters so she marries Lord Newland. Returning to England after three years abroad, Henry is determined to make the only woman who captured his heart his wife. But the icy reception he receives ...more
Gaele
Mixed bag here for me today: reunion tropes I don’t dislike, but anything that mentions, uses or adds a secret baby to the mix is simply my kryptonite. That being said, the multiple elements and convenient resolutions were a bit formulaic for me, although I was curious to see just what would shake out after reading.

My first issue was with the glaring grammatical error in the blurb – “who’s” is the contraction of who is, where “whose” is the proper form to indicate possession. That aside, I was
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Fizza
Jun 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is one of those book which draw you in right from the beginning and you simple can't help but fall in love with the story. Lady Elizabeth and Henry both are interesting characters. And they fit together perfectly. It is a must read historical romance which I'd recommend to all those who enjoy historical fiction.

Henry left for America in search of his Uncle and a fortune to save his estate. He wants to be rich before he proposes to Lady Elizabeth. He doesn't want her money to save him. It is
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Amanda Richardson
Jul 06, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Normally, I am not a fan of a reunion story, but this one worked for me. Elizabeth and Henry grew up together and have loved each other since they were children. They shared one passionate encounter together and promised to wait for each other while Henry went to America to make his fortune.
Here comes the problem, their one encounter left Elizabeth pregnant. She confessed to her family and they wrote Henry, begging him to return and marry her. Henry and his uncle sent a scathing reply, he would
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(Nat) Reading Romances
“Only an Earl Will Do” is the first book in the "To Marry a Rogue" series.

Pacing was slow, but Tamara’s writing was good so I kept reading. I loved the secondary characters and the chemistry between Elizabeth and Henry.

The main reason why I didn’t enjoy this more is because of the tropes in it. Secret baby, second-chance, and miscommunication between hero and heroine. It was just too much, and I’m not a big fan of any.

Only an Earl Will Do could have been an amazing book with more focus on the
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Trish R.
May 05, 2019 rated it liked it
Okay, every once in a while, I have to stop my murder mysteries and go back to my historical romances for a minute. AND a minute is about all I can stand. I always forget what stupid decisions and ideas authors have the heroines make. It was hard to like Elizabeth at times. I mean, her idea of marrying Henry but never telling him that Samuel was his son was the stupidest thing ever.

The only reason I finished this book was to find out what happened between Riddledale, Henry, Elizabeth and Josh
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Kindle Reads
Mar 06, 2019 rated it it was ok
Disappointing compared to author's other books

Liked other books by author. Not this one.
Plot was weak. The heroine's character, inconsistent. Dialogue was often stilted and boring. I lost interest by chapter six.
Editing errors were were significant. Phrasing and punctuation problems clouded intended meaning at times.

"Kicked to the curb"... a common British phrase in 1805? Did curbs exist in Regency England?
Lynn
Jan 08, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Just fine. But I think I’ve read this already! Remembered as I read. Oh, well.
Amy ~ Love At 1st Read
Lady Elizabeth Worthingham is in love. As soon as her beloved, Henry, returns from making his fortune in America, they’ll be wed. But soon Elizabeth discovers she is pregnant. After notifying Henry, she receives a letter from him stating that he will not marry her. Needing to marry quickly to avoid ruin, her family arranges a marriage for her. Knowing her child needs a father, she agrees but vows that she will never forgive Henry. Curse anyone who mentions the name Henry Andrews, Lord Muir to ...more
Diane
Jul 02, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lady Elizabeth Worthingham has a secret. She fell in love with Henry Andrews, Earl of Muir and they anticipated a wedding night before Henry left London to go to America to build a fortune. Once Henry was gone, she found out she had another secret to keep – she was with child. Her father, the Duke of Penworth wrote to Henry in America asking him to return home immediately. The return response that they received was anything but expected – signed by Henry and his uncle the letter called her a ...more
Connie Fischer
England - 1805

Lady Elizabeth Worthingham is the eldest daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Penworth and is pregnant with the child of Henry Andrews, the Earl of Muir. Henry had once been the ward of the Duke of Penworth. An old rivalry between the Duke and Henry’s uncle has resulted in Henry being sent to America and not being allowed to marry Elizabeth. Her parents worry that when this situation is discovered, Elizabeth and her sisters will be ruined. Henry had sworn that he will return for
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Tracy Emro
**I received an eARC of this book from NetGalley and Publisher in exchange for an honest review**

Here is the problem with reading uncorrected ARCs - when something is wrong with the book and you are leaving a review - there is a good chance that it has been fixed before it is released. However, I can only review what I have actually read and if there are problems - I am going to say that in my review. So if you are deciding on a book based on the review - please bear that in mind.

I liked this
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The Book Junkie Reads . . .
Jul 29, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to The Book Junkie Reads . . . by: Tasty Book Tours
The draw for me was not the same ole plot line of young miss left pregnant and must marry another. The real draw her was how it was all put together. Finding the bad person that created the havoc in Lady Elizabeth Worthingham's life was the holder of this one. Every page turned, each new character met, each new scene entered, every little detail kept moving closer to the why of it all.

Henry was a bit on the slow side. His uptake was a bit appalling for a man that was titled and capable of going
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Krystal
I do have one major complaint with this story that I am hoping has been corrected before it actually becomes available. The time line of this story makes absolutely no sense. The author wants you to believe that everything happens within the span of two years - however the many inconsistencies makes this hard to believe. She was married for two years in one chapter, her husband died a year into their marriage in another chapter. Henry left immediately after the "scandal" and was gone for three ...more
Pamela
Jul 25, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rated 3.5!

Lady Elizabeth Worthingham once made a very important decision... one that saved her life, but she still wishes it could have been different. She is mostly content in her new life, that is until an old flame, Henry Andrews, the Earl of Muir reenters her life. As if she didn't already have enough on her hands with threats from Lord Riddledale. It seems if she doesn't agree to marry him, he is going to spill it to the ton about her past with Henry.

Two years ago, everything was well
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GregandRobin
Jun 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ruined, shamed, and left to go it alone! Elizabeth had a wonderful open mind and protective family to stand behind her when her lover leaves her for America with a special package ! To save her family from scandal she agrees to marry a man she does not know! Her husband took the child as his own and raised him for 2 years. He was a very good man to Elizabeth and her son. Newland left all everything to her son.
Henry, a scot, that was fostered by Elizabeth's father went to America to make money
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Teri Donaldson
Jul 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
I really enjoyed this book. Right from the prologue, I was drawn into the story.
Elizabeth, left with child and receiving no response from the man she loves as he had set sail for America to make his fortune, married another. A young mother and widowed after a short marriage, she quietly is rejoining society. Henry, the father of her child returns and is devastated that Elizabeth did not wait for him.
The real mystery begins at that point. Why didn't they receive each others' letters? Could they
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Maria Dariotis
Lady Elizabeth is in love with Henry Andrews the Earl of Muir and their love has borne fruit but unfortunately for Elizabeth she's left alone to deal with her ruin - Henry has gone to America to make his fortune! Disregarding the summons from the Duke of Penworth's her father to make haste to come back and marry Elizabeth, his uncle writes back stating he'd never marry a strumpet! Signed by Andrew, Elizabeth is devastated.
In dire in need of a husband Elizabeth marries Marcus Viscount Newland.
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Sydnee Walsh
Jun 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I don't want to give away this amazing story but I have to leave a review. I hope you can read between my lines and see this is a great story. One you must read and will fall in love with like I have. Also will most likely bug Tamara for the next ones also. I have a few times!!!

I just loved this book. The way they go about their happy ever after is great. He still holds the biggest torch for her after all this time. Heart warming. She is under the worst misunderstanding a person could ever have.
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Stacy Reid
Sweet and enjoyable! Only an Earl will Do was a fun, engaging, and sensual read. I really enjoyed the premise of how Elizabeth and Henry loved each other and was ripped apart by a vile scheming stalker, the worry of a secret pregnancy/baby, and Henry working to make Elizabeth love him again. I enjoyed the dynamics of the story, and the chemistry between Henry and Elizabeth was wonderful indeed. The pacing was great and I was hooked into reading throughout the night until I reached the end. The ...more
Barbara
Jul 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was given a free copy of this story in exchange for an honest review. Elizabeth has done something so bad that her sisters have no prospects. Luckily, her father knows of someone who needs a wife. Henry hopes his uncle will help him learn how to make money so he can go back to England and marry Elizabeth. Two years later Henry is back home to marry Elizabeth. He has found out that she married shortly after his ship sailed. She didn't wait for him like she promised. When they finally agree to ...more
Debra Martin
I enjoyed reading this story, although I wasn't much of a fan of Elizabeth. She kept secrets from Henry, even if she only lied by omission, it was still wrong. Henry was a good hero who wanted his ladylove no matter how much time had past. He was willing to do anything to win her heart again. Throw in a villain who wants Elizabeth all for himself and there's drama. I had pretty much figured out the plot early on, but the writing was good so I kept reading. Fans of second-chance stories will ...more
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Tamara is an Australian author who grew up in an old mining town in country South Australia, where her love of history was founded. So much so, she made her darling husband travel to the UK for their honeymoon, where she dragged him from one historical monument and castle to another.

A mother of three, her two little gentleman in the making, a future lady (she hopes) and a part-time job keep her
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