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This Earl of Mine

(Bow Street Bachelors #1)

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  229 ratings  ·  190 reviews
The first book in a new Regency romance series, an heiress and a rogue accidentally end up in a secret marriage of convenience.

In a desperate bid to keep her fortune out of her cousin's hands, shipping heiress Georgiana Caversteed marries a condemned criminal in Newgate prison. The scoundrel's first kiss is shockingly heated, but Georgie never expects to see he
Mass Market Paperback, 336 pages
Expected publication: October 29th 2019 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
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ARC provided by NetGalley and St. Martin's in exchange for an honest review.

Rating 3.5

Georgiana Caversteed is a very wealthy heiress, that runs her deceased Father shipping company. She's been pursued by many gent's of the ton, as well as her cousin who's not a gent at all. She's very aware and skeptical of these men, believing they are pursuing her only for her great fortune. Georgie wants to be an independent woman in charge of her own life. She comes up with a plan to
Chris  C - A Midlife Wife
What a great story!
I really have to admire authors. It’s must be so hard to come up with unique stories and situations to keep your readers happy and excited. The story certainly hit that mark with me.

What I loved about this book is the heroine is a business owner and makes her own money. What a refreshing difference from a lot of the other regency style romance books.

The author created two amazing characters that were just a lot of fun,
Aug 07, 2019 rated it it was ok
I found this first book in Bateman's new series to be fairly bland and unmemorable. It starts with an unlikely scenario in which heiress Georgie pays off prison guards at Newgate to find her a husband in name only in order to prevent an annoying male family member from coercing her into marriage. Believing that she has found a prisoner who is set to be transported, she coerces the hero of the story into marrying her. The hero, however, isn't really a prisoner at all but instead is a Bow Street r ...more
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
*3.5 stars*

An enjoyable historical romance from new-to-me author Kate Bateman.

I love strong female characters in any novel, but I especially love them in historical romance. Give me an independent, smart, unique woman and I'll give you my heart. Kate Bateman managed that and more in This Earl of Mine.

The plot is far-fetched... and I mean, really far-fetched, but I don't mind those pesky little details like plausibility in my romance. I just went with the flow and enjoyed the chemistry and banter between the two M
Debby "Piene Raven"
Having never read any novels by this author, this is first on my bookshelf from Kate Bateman. This Earl of Mine (Bow Street Bachelors #1) is a historical romance story of two individuals who engage in a thrilling adventure and find love in the process.

Ms. Georgiana Caversteed is at her wits end and wants to chase off a distant relative who wants to compromise her and take her fortune. She is a very wealthy heiress, having inherited her father’s shipping company and now sought after by men of th
Marta Cox
Sep 19, 2019 rated it liked it
Three and a half
This had a fairly simple plot with Georgie needing a husband who wouldn't really have any impact on her life so she's decided to marry a condemned man ! Ok that's not sounding particularly sane but her idea strangely has merit given the circumstances but it doesn't exactly go to plan and Georgie ends up wed to a convict bound for the colonies or is he ? Ben is under cover in prison and decides to humour Georgie given he does actually need some cash to help his brother but h
This book was so incredibly lovely!!! I adored every second of it, and finished it in almost one day with a huge, happy grin on my face all the way through.

Her idea of romance wasn't a man composing her sonnets. Romance was a strong man standing aside, letting her fight her own battles, and only stepping in if she needed help.

Which, in all fairness, means that probably everyone but me will find it boring.

Things I really really loved:
- The hero and heroine (two of the nicest fictional
✮ 4.5 ✮

❝How liberating, to be able to share a joke with someone of equal wit and flexible morals.❞

When your cousin is intent on marrying you and stealing all of your money, what choice do you have but to find a husband on death row? That seemed the logical solution to shipping heiress Georgiana Caversteed. Once her “husband” was put to his death, she would be a widow. She planned to tell everyone her husband was a sailor and was at sea, thereby lettingLOVE?
Sep 30, 2019 rated it liked it
Not sure of the final grade yet...

Review to follow at AAR.
Sep 01, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Kate Bateman Fans, Romance Historical
4 Modern Thinking Stars
* * * * Spoiler Free
Sometimes when you read a blurb and you decide to snatch the book up, you just have to go with it...Buy into the premise and let the author tell her story. Kate Bateman decided to create a woman who had a lenient father. A father who made his fortune in shipping. He loved this older daughter so, he would teach her everything he knew about the business. By the time she was of age for the marriage mart, Georgiana Caversteed was not some simple mind girl willing to smile and
Aug 16, 2019 rated it did not like it
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Aug 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book! This was a new to me author and I will definitely be reading her again. I thought it was a fun story. I loved Georgie and Ben. The writing was excellent and there was good character development. The ending was a little rushed but I still thoroughly enjoyed this book.
Maggie Whitworth
Sep 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Kate never fails to deliver.
Her books give satisfaction in spades .
Wonderful book boyfriends, sassy heroine’s .
Thrilling storyline
Not much more you can ask from a book .
This one gives you all that , a very enjoyable read.

I received an Arc copy of this book and chose to post this review
Aug 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: historical, arc
I voluntarily reviewed an early copy of this book :) this was my very first book written by this author, and what a win from the start :) I originally decided to pick it up, because it has of one of my favourite tropes ever: fake relationship / marriage of convenience :) what I did not expect was such entertaining writing style and a main couple that will make me swoon :) so let's get into more details why you need to pick up this historical romance as soon as possible :)

Georgiana "G
Jani Brooks
Jul 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
London – 1816

Georgiana Caversteed is not the typical London socialite. She has inherited her father’s shipping business and is capably running it, and making it even more lucrative. This does, however, make her the target of all of the impoverished young bucks in London determined to get their hands on her fortune. Her own cousin, Josiah, a profligate gambler, has his sights set on forcing her into marriage with him, by hook or by crook. To settle it once and for all, and since it’s
Julie (Jewlsbookblog)
3.5 stars

I enjoyed Georgiana’s unusual job. Her passion for ships and modern views for bettering the lives of her employees stood out, but I also liked her natural curiosity and zest to experience life. She was easy to like and not shy in expressing herself.

Benedict was a charming devil and I thought his pragmatic nature was refreshing for the time setting. His loyalty and support to his family and close friends was admirable. When that same loyalty extended to Georgiana, he may hav
Jul 23, 2019 rated it liked it
I enjoyed THIS EARL OF MINE, and am eager to see the next stories in this series! The Bow Streets Bachelors series focuses on a group of friends who are all second sons of titled gentleman, went to war against Bonaparte together, and co-own a club. In their free time, they work as Bow Street Runners. The blurb of this book promised a thrilling adventure and romance, and I can definitely say both were delivered! However, I did have a couple of problems that I think other readers may encounter as ...more
Aug 03, 2019 rated it liked it
I quite enjoyed this charming historical romance by Ms. Bateman. I liked the premise of this story, especially the fact that it was a little different than most of the other historical romances. I didn't love it though, not as much as I hoped I would when I started it. I can't really put my finger on the reason for that though. I just didn't have any problem putting it down and then not picking it back up for days. Because of that it feels like it took me ages to read it. But there wasn't anythi ...more
K.C. Bateman
Oct 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Well, obviously I like it. I may be biased, of course . . . !
Regan Walker
Sep 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: regency
A Modern Heroine Takes Charge of Her Fate

First in the Bow Street Bachelors series, this is a Regency in which a rake, who happens to be a spy, and an heiress find love. It begins like Kathleen Woodiwiss’ story, Shanna, with a Newgate wedding of an heiress, who thinks to wed a condemned criminal so she can be a widow and keep her fortune safe. But, as in Shanna, that plan goes awry. The man lives and he’s not really a criminal.

Georgiana Caversteed didn’t count on Benedict
(っ◔◡◔)っ ♥ Kasey ♥
Sep 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
**Disclaimer: I was given an e-ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.**

I normally don't gravitate to historical romances with cliche book covers, but OH. MY. GOD. Where have I been? Is this my new favorite genre? I read this eARC in one sitting and loved every minute of it.

Kate Bateman writes a slew of relatable characters with sly/witty dialogue, and on top of it, her ~smutty~ scenes aren't cringe-worthy like similar books can be.

The secondary plot/mystery was kinda me
Aug 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Definite thumbs up from me. Especially as this is the first book I've managed to finish in a couple of weeks. It was such an enjoyable slightly ridiculous read which I thoroughly enjoyed. Did I have some grumbles? Yes, but they were minor things which never fully removed me from the story but I notice in passing.

Honestly, I kind of expected I might not enjoy it as I keep struggling with what to read so it was a pleasant surprise to immediately feel drawn into the story. Especially as
Carey’s Quick Romance Reviews
4 Stars!! This was a really good book. I enjoyed reading it! It’s the first book in a new series & can be read as a standalone book! I love the main male character, Benedict Wylde. The banter between the main characters is funny and witty and I wish I had witty banter with a man like this! Georgina Caversteed, the main female, is a smart, rich young woman and she runs her family’s shipping company! This was a really good book! I definitely recommend this book!
*I received this book at n
Jul 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Heiress and business woman Georgie marries a convicted felon to escape the harassment of her cousin who tries to force her to marry him. Despite her assumption that the man would either be hanged or deported, she runs into him at a ton assembly - surprise, surprise.
While the set-up is a bit far fetched, the following story how these two try to solve their problem of getting out of the more or less accidental marriage is very entertaining and fast paced, with a minimum of angst. While they
Oct 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
[Review based on an ARC of K.C. Bateman's 'This Earl of Mine']

The marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Wylde gets off on a wrong start during an age and social setting where lopsided liaisons are the very height of excitement for the decadent, scandal-loving 'ton', Britain’s high society during the late Regency period.

Forced to safeguard her inherited wealth, keen businesswoman Georgiana 'Georgie' Caversteed needs a disposable marriage partner to ward off the advances of a particularly persiste
Oct 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this historical romance. The trope is a favorite of mine and the circumstances put an interesting spin on it. The heroine is likeable and so is the hero. The antagonist is sufficient.

I would read this again.

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC from Netgalley.
Whitnee Lewis
Aug 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This story was so GOOD. It sucked me in right off the bat. I instantly fell in love and shipped so hard for Ben and Georgie. The first time he calls her Georgie Girl, I couldn't stop smiling. This book has it all. Hot romance and adventure kept me going until the story ended. I JUST finished it and I want to start over and read it all again! You can not go wrong with this book!
Lavern Lindberg
Aug 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Georgiana Caversteed goes to Newgate to find a husband. Yes, that's right. She's looking to avoid the advances of her overeager, penniless cousin. She thinks if she marries someone who is about to be hanged, she can live out her days as a widow, continue to run the very lucrative shipping company her father taught her to run and not be bothered by societal conventions. Newgate is fresh out of men about to be hanged, though, so she has to settle for a prisoner destined for the next ship to Austra ...more
Luz Trevino
This Earl of Mine is the first book in the Bow Street Bachelors. This is the first book I read by this author and I really enjoyed it. I liked her style of descriptive writing and well developed characters. I liked how the MCs were not perfect, but were perfect for each other.
This first book is about Benedict Wylde, Bow Street Bachelor number one and Georgiana Caversteed. Georgie is a shipping heiress in need of a husband of convenience in order to keep/control her money and business. She
Aug 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was provided with an ARC of this title from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Georgie is trying to escape the grasping marital clutches of her revolting cousin and keep control of the shipping empire her father left behind. She comes to the conclusion that the easiest way to accomplish her goals is to marry a convict sentenced to transportation. She'll then have the protection of her married status with none of the interference or headache.

But her chosen quarry has been imprisoned u
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