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No Earls Allowed

(The Survivors #2)

3.89  ·  Rating details ·  1,547 ratings  ·  290 reviews
It is a truth universally acknowledged
that a lady can do anything a man can do:
backwards and in high-heeled dancing slippers.

Lady Juliana, daughter of the Earl of St. Maur, needs all the help she can get. She's running a ramshackle orphanage, London's worst slumlord has illicit designs on her, and her father has suddenly become determined to marry her off.

Enter Major Neil
Mass Market Paperback, 369 pages
Published March 6th 2018 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
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Carol (Bookaria)
Feb 26, 2018 rated it liked it
This is a light-hearted romance that takes place during 19th-century England.

She is the daughter of an Earl. He is the bastard son of a Marquess. 

She is trying and failing to run an orphanage. He has been recruited to help her. Personalities clash but chemistry keeps bringing them together. 

The story is told from the alternating points of view of the main characters. The novel is funny but moved a bit fast for my taste and the plot oscillated too often around the orphanage's children and their m
Stacey is Sassy
He was always ready to dance with the devil…

I didn’t know what to write about No Earls Allowed. Well, I knew what I wanted to write but it seemed a little inappropriate to start my review talking about sex. Obviously, when we're talking about romance books, the intimate scenes can play a pivotal role in whether you enjoy the story or not. So, I suppose it's not a bad thing that I'm going to tell you why one of the highlights of the story was the sexy times. Inappropriate or goes.

I thi
Mar 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've given this a B at AAR. Another book where the title bears very little relation to the story.

No Earls Allowed
is book two in Shana Galen’s Survivors series, and like the first book, Third Son’s a Charm , features one of the men who had belonged to a specialist ‘suicide troop’ formed during the Napoleonic wars.  The group consisted originally of thirty, all of them single men, some of them younger sons, some of them by-blows - but all of them expendable; and under the command of Major Neil
Kristy K
Jul 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
The perfect book to escape into. I am really enjoying this series.
Jul 10, 2020 marked it as dnf
Safety warning: H is a virgin in name only. Mentions he has “given and received pleasure many times” without having actual sex. Not for me.
The book started good enough. The heroine is in an unusual position for a noblewoman in that era and her love interest is a war hero. Sounds exciting. And it mostly is. Some of the action scenes in there are really good, had me holding my breath. There's not one boring moment in this book. Stuff is constantly happening, things are moving and I became completely engrossed with the story and the characters, that when someone in the story mentioned it's been two days since the main characters were ...more
Joanna Loves Reading
Based on narration alone, this would be no more than 3 stars, but I liked the story enough to bump it up. This series is appealing due to the camaraderie of the men. They have each other's backs, and I think that helps create an atmosphere that is fun to dive into. Series can be problematic when they are too tied together, requiring you to read them in order, but they are fun if you have some great side secondary characters until it's their turn to bat. This series definitely has that going for ...more
Sammy Loves Books
Cute love story with a very naive, stubborn heroine!!

Loved the hero!!
Sissy's Romance Book Review
No Earls Allowed by Shana Galen is book Two in "The Survivors" series. This is the story of Juliana and Neil. I have read the previous book but feel this is easily a standalone book.
Juliana had taken to working at an orphanage to help the children and her father has allowed her to do so. Juliana's died and her father felt the work would help with dealing with that lost but now he feels it time to move on and asked his friend to have his illegitimate son Neil, who is also a war hero to go get hi
Feb 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
No Earls Allowed was an amazing romance between a heroine hoping to set things right and the hero who is determined to protect her.

After the death of her sister, Lady Juliana, the daughter of an earl, has devoted all of her time and attention to saving a failing orphanage. Her father would like her to give up this endeavor and return home so he can see her wed. Juliana though has no intention of marrying and refuses to leave the orphanage despite its lack of safety. Major Neil Wraxall has been c
I've given this a B- for both narration and content at AudioGals.

No Earls Allowed is the second book in Shana Galen’s Survivors series about a group of former soldiers who were members of a specially formed suicide squad during the Napoleonic Wars. Of the thirty members, only twelve returned, something that continues to haunt the unit’s commander Major Neil Wraxall, illegitimate son of the Marquess of Kensington, who also lost his younger half-brother during the conflict. Now the war is over
Guiltless Delights
Title: No Earl's Allowed
Author: Shana Galen
Released: 6 March 2018
Published by: Sourcebooks
Format: ARC Ebook Via Netgalley
Pages: 386
Genres: Historical, Romance, Regency
Series: The Survivors Series Book 2
Sexy times: Yes and a heavy focus on consent.

I was provided with an ARC copy by Netgalley and the Publisher in exchange for a honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own

What I liked

The Main Characters
Both Neil and Julia have such a great strength of character and history that has both l
Sara Reads (mostly) Romance
Mar 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Fans of Lisa Kleypas, Sabrina Jefferies, Suzzane Enoch, Vivienne Leigh
5 Sweet, Simple and No-Nonsense Stars

I love heroines-who-run-orphanage stories!! and brooding scoundrels!

What a cute read. This is the second book I've read by Shana Galen and I am on a roll so far with five stars! I think it is safe to call her a Queen of slow burn, finely paced novels! Honestly, this felt real because there was no insta love, but there was also no hate-to-love. It was about two people doing the best in the situations they were in and bonding with one another. Her couples have
3.5/5. I really want to like this book more, but it fell short of the first one. I like the hero, Major Neil Wraxall, well enough. He's the acknowledged illegitimate son of a marquess, but despite his father's recognition and support throughout his life, he is still a tortured soul, his illegitimacy forever marking him as a less worthy, not just by society, but more so in his own eyes. This does not change, even after his return as a hero from the Napoleon War, where he led his men on multiple s ...more
Mar 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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With a heroine determined to rush headlong into trouble and a hero still recovering from the horrors of the battlefield, No Earls Allowed was an exciting romp through Regency era London with all the witty dialogue and smart writing I’ve come to expect from Shana Galen.

‘She could only think of one way to fill the ragged hole in her heart, and that was to take these little orphan boys under her wing and do what no one else in the world seemed to want to d
Jacknsusan knight
Jan 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
NO EARLS ALLOWED by Shana Galen is the second book in her Survivor series. Lady Juliana is the daughter of an Earl. But at the moment she is living in Spitalfields trying to run an orphanage practically by herself. Her cook and teacher have just quit. The roof leaks. And the twelve boys residing there are like herding cats. Julia's father is very concerned for her safety, so he hires Major Neil Wraxall to bring her home. Good luck with that!!! Neil is a bastard, the haunted ex leader of a group ...more
Lover of Romance
Feb 02, 2019 rated it liked it
This review was originally posted on Addicted To Romance

No Earls Allowed is the second book in the Survivors series by Shana Galen. I have been a fan of this author for years, but I will be honest in that I did struggle with the heroine quite a bit. The story starts off with our heroine who helps run an boys home in a very unsafe part of town, and she is part of the Ton. Her father enlists the help of a son of a family friend, to try to get Juliana to see reason. He doesn't like that she lives a
Sep 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
I’m still trying to explore the historical romance genre and I wanted to look for titles that seem more light hearted and comedic. From the cover, No Earls Allowed seemed like the perfect pick. While I did enjoy the story, it wasn’t the best thing I’ve ever read. I appreciated the attempts at humor but it wasn’t enough to take that extra step into hilarious. I see the humor they were going for and I was amused by it but I didn’t laugh out loud about it.

This is the story of Julianna, a spunky da
Juliana Philippa
He was a warrior, a man who lived for nothing but combat. He’d certainly had his share of war, and he’d managed to beat the odds and come home. He didn’t want to fight anymore. And that was part of the problem. If he wasn’t the Warrior any longer, who was he?
3.5 stars
I really enjoyed Book 1 in this series, but unfortunately this didn't live up to that one. There were a few problems I had. Juliana, the heroine, liked to shorten her name to Julia. Lolol no I'm kidding, that's not what I dislik
Vikki Vaught
Feb 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
As with all of Shana Galen's historical romances, she has again delivered a tale sparkling dialogue and an adventure-packed plot. I'm so glad I accepted an invitation from the publisher, via Net-Galley, to read and review No Earls Allowed, the second book in her Survivors series.

The pacing is quick, and the story pulled me in from the first page and kept me engaged until the last word. Not only are the main characters enthralling, the many orphans in the novel, have their own nicely developed ch
Barbara Rogers
Mar 07, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Series: The Survivors #2
Publication Date: 3/6/18

Spitalfields is the carbuncle on the buttocks of London. So, what is the unmarried, unchaperoned daughter of the Earl of St. Maur doing living at the St. Dismas Home for Wayward Youth (aka Sunnybrook Home for Boys) that is right in the middle of Spitalfields? Well, she’s doing the very best she can to care for a dozen orphans who are all prey for the criminals of Spitalfields. The roof leaks, the stores in the larder are coming up missing, the stai
Mar 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wounded Warrior meets his match!

I was so looking forward to the next in The Survivors series, and I was not disappointed!
This time it is Neil Wraxall's story, acknowledged illegitimate son of the Marquess of Kensington.
Neil was part of Draven's Dozen an elite troop who had fought hand to mouth against Napoleon, where death was a surety. It's these men's return to peacetime England that is the problem. "They were the only men alive who had gone to hell and come back again." Neil had been known i
Caitlyn Lynch
Mar 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
I’m just going to say straight off that I have no idea how the title relates to the book. It’s not a line anyone says, or a vow the heroine has made. The hero is the illegitimate (but acknowledged) son of a marquis, and frankly since the heroine, Lady Juliana, has put herself beyond the bounds of acceptable by leaving home to run a boys’ orphanage anyway, he’s a good match for her.

This is a pretty cookie-cutter Regency in a lot of ways, with added plot moppets for colour, and a fight with a slum
May 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Im seriously enjoying this hist-rom series. The heroes are pretty much all suffering from war trauma of some sort- the hero in this one is too. Born a Bastard, yet accepted by his father, he was there when a beloved half brother died on the battlefield. But what scarred his psyche the most was the vengeance he meted out on his brother's behalf.

Quirky, smart, giving and adorable Lady Juliana, sold NEA for me. I would love to know her IRL which is what makes for a perfect romance novel heroine i
Erin Kelly
May 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is my favorite new historical series, and it is totally because of the characters. Juliana is strong, but still needs someone and stands up for herself at the same time. Neil is one of my favorite heroes ever (virgin!) I don't normally want kids in my romance, but the orphans in this book totally made the conflict immediate and revealed Neil's character to perfection. I can't wait for the next book in this series. ...more
Shana Galen delivers another action-packed historical romance. Lady Juliana is an almost-spinster who has decided her life to a home for orphans, motivated by the death of her sister. Her father wants her back home before the scandal breaks, so, former solider, Neil Wraxall is sent in. Unfortunately, the mission proves to be more complicated than he assumed.

The premise of No Earls Allowed is great and I liked the humour and sparks between the two characters. That being said, I felt that there w
Blushing Reader
Oct 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
I’m really happy I read this one! I loved it 😍
Kim Vanravenswaay
Jan 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Just when I thought the book was almost over, another plot twist takes place. Easy to say that No Earls Allowed, is quite the page turner.
Lubnaa (Romance Library)
I really enjoyed the second book in the Survivors series. I think my preference still lies with Third Son's a Charm, but No Earls Allowed was also really well done.

No Earls Allowed is slow paced, but not boring. I was 100% invested in the story. I found it really easy to read. It deals with some serious topics, but it was a light read for the most part. I especially loved Neil as a hero. The supporting characters were also great - I adored the orphanage kids and I don't even like kids in real l
Anna Swedenmom
Dec 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Definitely a buy buy buy book!
A historical that is completely different then the norm. It is not set among the ton, instead it is set in a more poverty area of London. While there is interaction of course in the ton, the main part of the story is in the other area. I found the read to be refreshingly different. It does not center only on the wealthy but how others perceive and interact with different levels of society. The story has heart, pathos, confusion, romance, compassion. It has levels of
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Shana Galen is three-time Rita award nominee and the bestselling author of fast-paced, witty, and adventurous Regency romances. Kirkus says of her books, "The road to happily-ever-after is intense, conflicted, suspenseful and fun," and RT Bookreviews calls her books “lighthearted yet poignant, humorous yet touching." She taught English at the middle and high school level off and on for eleven year ...more

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