The Earl in My Bed
For years, Daphne Wentworth, Countess Carrington has loved her powerful, enigmatic husband, despite the fact that they married under less than ideal circumstances. But no more. Finally at her breaking point, Daphne intends to create a scandal so big, her austere husband will have no choice but to divorce her. Except everything goes awry when he surprises her with the last...more
A chance meeting between Sylvester Wentworth, Earl of Carrington, and the daughter of a neighboring Viscount (Daphne) leads to a marriage by blackmail.... When Daphne first encounters the handsome stranger who pulls her and her pup from the rushing waters, she is attracted to him; after a storm necessitates that they spend a little more time together which they spend talking about many topics, she is infatuated. Her coming out is only a few weeks away, ...more
I am in love with Stacy Reid's writing ❤️
God!! All the emotions in the story touched something so deep in my heart. I loved every word, line and paragraph of it❤️
⚫All the characters are so beautifully written.
⚫ Plotting and the story is so intriguing that it kept my heart fluttering with so many emotions.
⚫ Writing style no doubt is amazing
Daphne is innocent yet knows the way of life. She is vulnerable yet so fierce. I could feel her positive and strong vibe here, sitting on my reading spot✨ ...more
~Hero did irritate me a little at the beginning of the story. His inability to communicate, his irritation and anger at the heroine. But he did see the "light" in pursuing and getting to know his wife in a near death experience (thought it was a little cheesy and too easy of a quick fix).
~Heroine was adorable, sweet and strong. She did wait a tad too long to stand up to him IMHO.
~Was engaged and interested in the couples HEA.
~Nice pacing and character development was fairl ...more
Daphne and Sylvester have been married for six years and yet they barely talk, rarely see each other and have never touched. The circumstances of their marriage are not the type to bring about warmth and affection. When Sylvester almost dies he decides it is time to fulfill his familial obligation and sire an heir. Unfortunately for him, Daphne has other plans that have nothing whatsoever to do with sharing her husband’s bed.
I understood Sylvester’s reasoning for remaining aloof and icy ...more
A few months ago I joked to my hubby he sucked at naming books, and he challenged me to say he will come up with better titles than me for my next series. He named book 1 and he also named The Earl in My bed. So thank you, my l ...more
Loved it! This was how I wished "The Day Of The Duchess" by Sarah MacLean would be and wasn't. Thankfully cheating played no role in this one but the premise was similar and in the end this was such an entertaining and fulfilling read!
For all you very modern women, sheath your claws. This book hits upon the very realistic “heir” begetting of the era. If you find it offensive, I can’t imagine why your reading historical. It’s bound to be brought up, it is after all the number one reason to wed back then.
Luckily here, there’s something deeper.
Our heroine, thru no fault of her own, was left behind in a very lonely marriage. Our hero, though extremely honorable, was blackmailed b ...more
Sylvester and Daphne haven’t had an easy marriage. Six years ago they met and had an instant connection; one that was spoiled when Daphne’s father threatened to ruin Sylvester’s sister unless the earl came to heel. Since their fateful wedding, Sylvester has pretty much ignored Daphne, and the love she had for him has given way to a desperation to break free from the holding pattern she’s been in for years. Daphne is determined to court a scandal so big he ...more
I have read the previous book (and loved it!) but feel this can easily be a standalone book if you choose to do so.
Daphne and Sylvester are married they didn't live as man and wife. Daphne was young and went along with her father's wishes. Not knowing what all her father had done to ensure the marriage but soon lea ...more
Absolutely love this book, truly adore it very much and very much recommend it, our heroine and our hero both truly amazing characters aswell as damned stubborn in the best possible way.
I won't give spoilers, this book has everything you can want in a regency romance and much more including mystery, action, adventure and love. Must admit I cried for them both, but utterly love the ending and epilogue.
Thank you so much for writing this book and for the honour of reading it ♥ ♥ ♥
What I Liked
There was blame too share
No one was blameless and I really liked that. Both parties had made mistakes, let others affect their marriage and had let their emotions rule over logic.
I like this because no one is a saint and we all make mistakes especially in the heat of the moment. It helped to make them feel more human.
The development of the Heroine and Hero was done very well and mixed well with their own personal development during the story. I fel ...more
Poor Daphne was barely 17 when she fell in love and thought she would have the marriage of her dreams. After 6 years ...more
Daphne Wentworth married Sylvester Wentworth, Earl of Carrington 6 long years ago. They met by chance and there was an instant attraction between them. Unfortunately her father upon learning of her attachment to Sylvester and wanting her to marry well blackmailed Sylvester into marrying Daphne. Something she was unaware of until after they married. She h ...more
Daphne Collins and Sylvester Wentworth, The Earl of Carrington met when he saved her and her dog from a near drowning, he takes her back to his home and they talk, he is enchanted with her and she with him. Once she is home she asks her father about him and learns that he is an earl. Her father Viscount Blagrove then does the unthinkable, he blackmails Sylvester into marrying her.
For six years Sylvester has ignored his wife and she is unhappy, she learned on her wedding night that ...more
This is the second in the Rebellious Desires series, and my second book by Ms. Reid. While I liked this one as well, I think I prefer the first one for various reasons I'll outline in my review.
To start out with, though, one fascinating subplot was that Sylvester was an ardent abolitionist, traveling to Jamaica to work on freeing slaves from plantations. While I knew that Englan ...more
Rebellious Desires #2
For six years Daphne and Sylvester have been married to one another but have never really been a true husband and wife with all that entails. Their marriage is a sham with no intimacy, not much conversation and little interaction at all…the marriage could easily be annulled if either party should want to. Daphne acquired the status and position her father desired for her, she married a man she admired until she actually found out what being ma ...more
Once again Stacy Reid has outdone herself! This was a spectacular read, although it can be read as a stand alone it’s book two
This was one angst filled story, I so loved Daphne how she fell in love with her husband on first sight she was a romantic at heart, a young girl full of dreams and hope that we’re so brutally crushed. Her wedding should have been something that she should have fond memories instead she got a nightmare.
Unbeknownst to her, her fathers machinations have gotten her a husban ...more
I love Stacy Reid’s take on historical romance. It has all the trappings of the time (although I couldn’t say anything about accuracy as I’m just not that into history) but she makes everything flowy and fun, instead of the sometimes stilted and over flowery language often used in this sub-genre.
The Earl in My Bed is the story of Daphne, a young girl who falls in love with a handsome gentleman and is soon married to him. She finds this surprising, as she later finds out he is an Earl b ...more
I loved this book, it had everything one could hope for in a story, romance, suspense, betrayal, mystery and a dark and brooding man. I forgot to add that when the old boy finally comes around, he's smoking hot.
Daphne met Carrington when she was a young girl, she'd jumped into the water to save her puppy and was struggling to hold on when Carrington rode up on horseback a ...more
As usual, I thoroughly enjoyed Stacy Reid's latest novel. The passion and steam were evident even in a forced marriage such as our dear couple's.
We first met Lady Daphne Carrington in DUCHESS BY DAY, MISTRESS BY NIGHT. She appeared to be slightly unhappily married to an admirable and decent man. I was shocked to learn her story. I recall writing something to the effect of Rhys Tremayne being my favorite hero after reading that book. Well, Lady Daphne Carrington is certainly ...more
I didn't see much character development. The h for example, sounded the same as when she ...more
Loved it! 5☆