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Earl Interrupted

(The Daring Marriages #2)

3.67  ·  Rating details ·  240 ratings  ·  77 reviews
Captain Robert Ashton, Earl of Darington, knows finding a bride in London will not be easy—not since he has been notoriously dubbed as the "Pirate Earl". What he didn't expect was to get abducted—and to have his escape go horribly awry when an innocent lady gets caught in the crossfire.

Amateur physician Emma St. James is on her way to meet her betrothed when she is rescued
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Published January 2nd 2018 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
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Sammy Loves Books
Captain Robert Ashton, Earl of Darington


Action packed sequel to If the Earl Only Knew. There were a few scenes that were duplicates from the 1st book because they kinda overlap in the timeline of events. I still enjoyed it immensely. Far more biblical quotes in this book than the previous, but I didn't mind since Emma was very strong in her faith.

Emma St. James


The one and only love scene faded to black but that didn't deter from the book at all. If I had teenage daughters, I would happily allow
Amy ~ Love At 1st Read
Nov 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I fell in love with this series from the first book. I adored the tough, smart, and loyal Lady Kate. Knowing what she and her twin brother, Robert, endured as children made me want to see them both find happiness. I was anxious for Robert’s story. Especially so because Robert was known as the Pirate Earl. Who doesn’t love a good pirate romance? All that danger, swashbuckling, and romancing on the high seas! And I was not disappointed. There are so many threads woven into this story creating an ...more
✨ Gramy ✨
Dec 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
I listened to this audible version via Hoopla, provided through my local public library. The narrator was very articulate and pleasant.

"I believe our hardships give us the fortitude to triumph over our challenges", remarked Emma . . . . "I do not care to glory in my tribulations and patience is an entirely overrated character trait", remarked Kate.
This was a historical romance novel that provided lots of entertainment. The background of the Darington siblings if chocked full of sadness, lo
Originally posted at SmexyBooks-

Robert “Dare” Ashton, the Earl of Darington, is an English privateer for the Royal Navy. His latest score involves incredible wealth when he strips a France freighter of its cargo of gold, silver, and jewels. Now plump in pocket, Dare turns his attention to settling down and he begins to look for a wife. An impromptu trip with his sister to a wedding results in their attempted kidnapping and him getting shot. Lucky for him,
Barbara Rogers
Dec 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Series: The Daring Marriages #2
Publication Date: 1/2/18

This is a daring, fast-paced adventure with well-developed characters and a tight plot line. It sucked me in from the first word and held me captive through the last! While this is part of a series (two books I believe) you can read them in any order – even the author says so. If you are looking for steam, it isn’t in this book – but the story is wonderful, the characters relatable and the situations are exciting. There is never a dull or bo
Tracy Emro
Dec 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars

Robert Ashton, the Earl of Darington AKA Dare is a successful privateer and his latest prize has just restored his family fortune and now it is time for him to enter society and find a wife...

Emma St. James days away from reaching her majority and coming into her sizable inheritance. But her stepmother and stepbrother are plotting to have her declared insane so they can steal her fortune. Emma goes behind their backs and contracts a marriage for herself. She flees her home and intends t
Jan 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is the second story in The Daring Marriages series and I must say that this one was as wonderful as the first story. The author continues to build the world around her characters as much as she builds them and this is what keeps drawing me into their stories.

This story is of Robert, Kate's twin brother [book 1] and I was looking forward to finding out who'll be the one to catch him. Truly, I was pleasantly surprised that the author has found a perfect match for him. He needed someone as sma
Tracy T.
Dec 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great Story! Excellent Narration by Carolyn Morris! (audible review).

This book was so much fun. I loved every minute of it! It had great characters, loved Emma and Dare. They were great together, had great chemistry. There is a lot of attraction and desire and the sex scene was extremely mild but very nicely written.

The story line and plot was great, lots of action, and things happening all the time. Carriage crashes, high seas adventures and just a lot of fun. There is so much great dialogue t
Erin Kelly
Jan 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was my first book by Amanda Forester, but I really enjoyed this pirate tale. Full of excitement and adventure, I was surprised by how it kept my attention throughout. It is perfect for someone looking for a fast-paced historical romance with less graphic sex scenes. The characters are well-developed and, even with the aforementioned "clean" nature of the book, there is still tons of sexual tension and chemistry. I also thought it had the perfect amount of time on the sea . Many books which ...more
Dec 20, 2017 rated it liked it
Although this is being marketed as book number two in a series, you do not need to have read the first book in order for this one to make sense. I have't read the first, but from the synopsis I did read, it would appear that that story focuses on Dare's sister, while this book focuses on him.

Speaking just on this story, I feel it fell solidly in the middle of the road for me. It had its moments where I was utterly captivated by the events, and moments that I felt dragged on to the point it beca
Isha Coleman
Dec 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
The dare is to not fall in love with not only the characters, but the author as well. Adventure on the high seas spills over to dry land with a Pirate Earl and an amateur physician. Earl Interrupted is an active look at a dangerous love affair that ignites the heart and inspires the soul. Any tale that inspires women to be courageous in not only matters of the heart, but following their dreams is A - okay with me. Robert and Emma steam up the pages of this action packed thrill ride.
Aug 25, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: historical
Well... it had its moments. I did get my money's worth out of it I suppose, but I only paid $1.79 at Ollie's so...

The problems were the characters...and possibly the basic formula for one of them.

The H - not exactly talkative, son of an Earl who'd gotten his title as an award for service to the crown. Not sure how that worked, any more than I am about how he ended up with an entailed family pile. Also more than a bit baffled as to where the H's twin sister would go to school given the time perio
Jan 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: historical, arc
A fun read!

The events of this one take place somewhat concurrently with the ones from book one in the series ( If the Earl Only Knew ) but as each is focused on a different twin (Robert "Dare" in this one and Kate in the other) they could also work as standalones. To be honest, I've forgotten most of the details of the first book already, so it was pretty much as if I was starting here anyway--and I did just fine ;)

Emma and Dare's story is a sweet romance with more than a touch of danger throw
Dec 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Highwaymen and pirates! ____ 3.5 stars

Quite an unexpected Regency romance with a pirate Lord and a young heiress fleeing a nasty step relatives. I quite enjoyed it even though it took me so long to read.
Emma St. James is no shrinking violet and it seems her undeterred faith and her willingness to take action keeps her one step ahead of a nasty fate.
Dare, Captain Robert Ashton, Earl of Darington, is a man used to action and mincing about drawing rooms looking for a suitable wife is some thing he'
Debbie Glenn Brown
Dec 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
After their guardian betrayed them Lord Robert Ashton, Earl of Darington and his sister, Lady Kate were orphaned at a young age and were briefly thrown in debtor’s prison. Robert made his fortune as the “Pirate Earl” and now he’s decided it’s time he looked for a bride.
Emma St. James has always enjoyed life helping her father, but since he died her step-mother has been after her to marry her horrid son to get their hands on her inheritance before Emma comes into her majority. Emma refuse and sh
Sissy's Romance Book Review
Earl Interrupted by Amanda Forester is book Two in "The Daring Marriages" series. This is the story of Captain Robert Ashton, Earl of Darington and Emma St. James. I have read (and loved the previous book 'If the Earl Only Knew' but feel this can be a standalone book. This book story line runs at the same time as the last book so there is not days or years past since the last book timeline.
Dare and his twin sister have return after being on the run for so long to keep out of debtor's prison. Da
Nelle Nazario
Nov 05, 2017 rated it liked it
Lots of intrigue and adventure in this Pirate story. it was full of action but had a few slow place that dragged a little. If you are looking for steaminess this might not be the book for you. This one has religious overtones, they quote scripture and pray. It was fine with me and it fit the heroine's personality. Over all it was an enjoyable read.
Anna's Herding Cats

Reviewed for herding cats & burning soup.

Beautiful. Endearing. I loved Earl Interrupted. It's everything historical romance should strive to be and I cannot wait for more from Forester.

The Gist: Dare and Emma have both found themselves dealing with a similar issue-- the need to marry. Simple and straight forward. That is until an unknown danger crosses their paths and brings them into each others lives. With danger and chaos at every turn they may be one another's o
Carla Derrick
Feb 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
I love pirates and I thoroughly enjoyed this book by a new to me author. The story and the characters grabbed me from the beginning. I will definitely be going back to read the first in the series.
Romancing the Book
Jun 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, historical
Reviewed by Rachel
Book provided by NetGalley
Originally posted at Romancing the Book

I’m a true believer that books are brought to us when we need them the most, this treasure was given to me to review as I was embarking on a stressful journey and trying not to think about turbulence (actual turbulence from the plane)j. My grandma’s always stressed that the only way to fly is to do so with a good book, and I’m happy to say that this one did the trick for me, and it will do the trick for you!

I love
Debra Martin
Dec 28, 2017 rated it liked it
Captain Robert Ashton, Earl of Darington, the 'Pirate Earl', has returned to London to find a bride. Unfortunately, Dare is more comfortable on the high seas than with mingling with the ton and is never more obvious when two young ladies refuse his marriage proposal. While out in his carriage with his sister, they are attacked by highwaymen. Dare manages to push Kate out of the carriage, but in the process, he is shot. When the carriage stops, he realizes that the same brutes are now harassing 2 ...more
Heather andrews
Oct 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Dare is a very protective man, “the *******d!” Dare slammed down his cup. “I will take care of him. No need to go to America.” There are times Dare only has one thought in his mind, “don’t care.” He divested himself of his waistcoat and cravat. “May I help with the buttons?” I liked this book, I loved Dare.
Michelle Louise
On the cusp of her maturity, Emma St. James faces a problem. Namely her stepbrother who offers her two equally untenable choices: marry him or sign over her inheritance to him. Ugh! If she doesn't, her stepbrother will have her declared insane and committed to an asylum. Emma decides to take the third option, arrange a marriage with the American grandson of an earl. All she has to do is get to Portsmouth, which considering it's January is a bit of a problem.

Privateer, Captain Robert Ashton, the
May 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Earl Interrupted is second in Amanda Forester ‘s The Daring Marriages series but reads perfectly as a stand-alone. The Earl aka Dare is a privateer, not be confused with a pirate. He does this line of work because he and his twin sister Lady Katherine became orphaned at a young age and someone stole their family’s wealth. Dare has become wealthy through privateering and now wants to find a wife.

Enter Emma St. James, who learned medicine through her father who was a physician. Now that Emma is ab
Dec 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Rated 4.5!

Captain Robert Ashton, Earl of Darington, has returned home at last. He has finally made his fortune and is ready to settle down. All Dare needs to do is find a bride which will be a challenge with all the rumors circulating about his being a pirate. Dare is on his way to a function with his sister, Kate, and his friend, Lord Wynbrook, when something most unexpected happens. His sister is abducted right in front of his eyes. Dare will not stand for it and rushes headlong into the situa
Kelly Tyree
Jan 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed Earl Interrupted. This was my first read of Forester's but definitely will not be my last.

Emma St. James is living with her stepmother after the death of her father. Her father wrote in his will that Emma would inherit the family home when she comes of age. As she prepares to come of age and come into her inheritance, her greedy stepmother and stepbrother are coming up with plans to try and take it from her. Emma decides to head to America to marry for convenience to escape her
Oct 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Captain Robert Ashton, Earl of Darington, knows finding a bride in London will not be easy—not since he has been notoriously dubbed as the "Pirate Earl". What he didn't expect was to get abducted, shot and to have his escape go horribly awry when an innocent lady gets caught in the crossfire. Amateur physician Emma St. James is on her way to America to meet her betrothed when she is rescued by an injured gentleman. Despite her shock after discovering he is the Pirate Earl, Emma is escaping her w ...more
Amary Chapman
Nov 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Captain Robert Ashton, Earl of Darington, the 'Pirate Earl' needs a bride. His sister abducted and he is badly injured in the rescue attempt. In his escape attempt he manages to save Emma and her maid from attacking thieves and she returns the favor by nursing him and helping him elude the ones that kidnapped and injured him.
Emma St. James trained by her father to be his assistant is fleeing a forced marriage to her step brother, so that he and her stepmother can take her inheritance, when she
Maria Dariotis
Dec 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What an awesome, amazing story!

I so love a pirate story and this was a PHENOMENAL one!
I loved Robert Ashton Earl of Darington and Emma St.James their story is one non-stop action packed adventure. Emma was by no means a society belle she’d been isolated and was quite the innocent, but that didn’t mean that she was immune to Dare. Emma’s life has taken a downwards spiral after her father’s death he has left all his fortune to her and a small amount to her stepmother, whose not happy about that a
Oct 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is the first time I have read a book by Amanda Forester and I thoroughly enjoyed this story. I will definitely be checking out more books by this author. The author caught my interest from the first chapter and held it through the epilogue. I liked the main characters of Emma and Dare along with the added intrigue of who was trying to cause Dare harm.This story is a great combination of romance, some mystery, regency history, with a little bit of Christian belief and the Bible thrown in. Th ...more
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Amanda Forester holds a PhD in clinical psychology and a Masters degree in theology. As a psychologist, she has worked as a clinical researcher and a university instructor (what they call you when they don’t want to give you tenure). None of which has anything to do with writing romance novels. After trying for many years to stop the internal storylines floating around her head, she finally gave u ...more

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