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This Earl of Mine

(Bow Street Bachelors #1)

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  586 ratings  ·  373 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 her husband
Mass Market Paperback, 325 pages
Published October 29th 2019 by St. Martin's Press
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2.7 stars

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

There were worse places to find a husband than Newgate Prison.

Georgiana is desperate to keep herself, her fortune, and her father's shipping company out of her cousin Josiah's hands. Deciding that marrying a condemned convict, quickly making her a widow and gaining more power over her finances, is the best way to do this, she ends up meeting Benedict
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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 find a criminal on death
Georgiana Caversteed needs to be married to maintain her independence and to fend off a persistent cousin who only wants her fortune. She concocts a scheme to marry a convict headed for the gallows, which will allow her to be free to do as she pleases, spurn her cousin and continue running her deceased father’s fleet of merchant ships. It was a good plan but it went awry when she ends up married to Ben Wylde who was in Newgate Prison but is actually a Bow Street Runner working undercover. ...more
4.25 Stars

Georgie Caversteed has a problem. As the primary beneficiary of her late father’s shipping business, she finds herself a very wealthy woman. Normally, finding your coffers full for generations to come wouldn’t be a problem, but Georgie’s young enough and single enough to still find herself a sought after prospect for the men of the ton. And no one wants Georgie or her money more than her slimy, entitled cousin. Yep, you read that right. Cousin.

As you’d expect, Georgie’s not too keen on
Sep 30, 2019 rated it liked it
I've given this a C+ at AAR.

Kate Bateman – or K.C. Bateman as she was known then – made her début as an author of historical romance in 2016 andTo Steal a Heart impressed me to such a degree that I counted her as one of the “finds” of the year. To date, she’s published four historical romances and I’ve rated them all fairly highly, so I was really pleased to learn she was writing a new series – Bow Street Bachelors – and snapped up a review copy of the first book as soon as I could get my hands
Oct 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: historical
Georgiana is desperate to keep control of her life and fortune which propels her into a brash decision. She arranges to marry a convict, one scheduled for the gallows so that she’ll be a widow in control of her life and fortune instead at the mercy of her malicious cousin, Josiah, intent on marrying her for those purposes. Georgiana’s worried he’ll corner her, make a move that’s will lead to a ruined reputation if she doesn’t marry him. He’s already tried, and she doesn’t want to take any more ...more
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, had a lot of wit, and worked
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

Title: This Earl Of Mine
Series: Bow Street Bachelors #1
Author: Kate Bateman
Release date: October 29, 2019
Cliffhanger: No
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The synopsis for This Earl of Mine sounded really promising. The idea of a marriage of convenience between an heiress and a prisoner who's actually an undercover Bow Street runner is something different I haven't seen before. The concept really has merit, but unfortunately I didn't click with the writing as much as I hoped. The deeper you
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 ...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
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
Robin (Bridge Four)
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Review copy was received from NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

3.5 Stars

What do you do when you have a large inheritance coming your way, a cousin trying to put you into a compromising position so you have to marry him and no male in your family to protect you? You marry a condemned man in Newgate, of course. It will be so easy, marry and become a widow within a week and move on to run your
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 he has

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
Oct 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I am always on the lookout for a new series and I loved the sound of this one.

I love love loved Georgiana and Benedict. She's smart and practical and looking for an adventure. He's charming and poor and absolutely smitten. I loved the banter between them and how Benedict not only acknowledged Georgiana's knowledge, he always let her do things for herself. There are some friends of Benedict's that I'm hoping get the next books because I am definitely here for it.

Plot wise, it was fantastic. The
Oct 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Scandalous, seductive, and entertaining!

This Earl is Mine is set in London during 1816 and features the intelligent, wealthy, independent Georgiana Caversteed and the dashingly handsome, womanizer Benedict Wylde as they navigate undeniable attraction, a wedding of convenience with unexpected consequences, and an undercover mission of national security.

The prose is authentic and amusing. The characters are passionate, creative, and mischievous. And the plot is a humorous, mysterious mix of
Sheena ☆ Oh, the Sheenanigans!

It’s hard to come across decent historical (regency) romances that aren’t too overwhelmingly cheesy and bland, and I pleasantly surprised by this read and how much I loved it. The author was able to set this apart from other by introducing a wealthy aristocrat finding herself marrying a criminal to stop suitors who are in hot pursuit of marrying her to get to her family wealth. It was different from the traditional and generic historical romances I have read as of late and as might be
Aug 16, 2019 rated it did not like it
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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
Sep 01, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Kate Bateman Fans, Romance Historical
4 Modern Thinking Stars
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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
Oct 24, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
I adored This Earl of Mine; it was such a fun, breezy read. I loved both MCs, Georgie and Ben; they are both fascinating and well-developed characters. They have a lot of chemistry, and their banter was so entertaing. I liked how the author flipped the conventional historical romance tropes. In this book, the heroine Georgie is the one with all the money. She is a shipping heiress and a successful businesswoman in her own right, who took over the business after her father's death. Ben is an ...more
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 have made my
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.
Oct 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well that was fun!

An usual woman, a former soldier (ex Rifles, ah Sharpe!), and a hurried marriage at Newgate Prison ensure this tale opens with a bang. Fortunately the pace doesn't waver and the beginning frames the subsequent action superbly.
Georgiana Caversteed, a fabulously rich young woman who controls a shipping empire has decided to do away with importunate odious cousins, fortune hunters and other such sycophants that haunts her every step. Her plan is failproof! She will buy herself a
Nov 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
"There were worse places to find a husband than Newgate Prison. Of course there were. It was just that, at present, Georgie couldn't think of any."

Georgiana Caversteed's plan was supposed to be an easy one. Find a condemned man to marry her right away to thwart her cousin's plan so she could keep the control of the shipping business she inherited from her father. She encounter her first problem while going to the jail, but Georgie is a determined woman who knows what she wants so nothing will
Nov 14, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: good
I liked both the H and h, smart and didn't take themselves too seriously. She was ridiculously competent, and had way too many talents, a little too perfect. What I liked was the pace, the adventure, and seeing the evil OM getting what he deserved. It was a good read.
Fun. Full RTC
Aug 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, historical
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 "Georgie"
Nov 09, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

It was nice but nothing special, the story lacked drama or surprising twist. Overall the story was too predictable and boring. The writing was nice though and I liked the characters.
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