To Catch an Earl
There's only one case Bow Street agent Alex Harland, Earl of Melton, hasn't cracked: the identity of the mysterious woman who stole a kiss from him before he left for war. He's neither forgotten--nor forgiven--her for leaving him wanting. When he starts ...more
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I just couldn't get into this one unfortunatelyI'm not sure if it was the concept or the lack of grounded attraction between the two love interests, but this was a miss for me.
To Catch an Earl comes out on June 30, 2020.
To Catch an Earl is the second book in the Bow Street Bachelors series, but as with many romance series this can be read as a standalone.
Alex Harland, the Earl of Melton, is on the case: a notorious jewel thief, the Nightjar, is ...more
Are at it again...
This time it is The Earl of Melton...
Alex Harland can have Any Woman he Wants...
And he usually Does with Excellent Reviews...
But lately, his mind has been on other things...
One, a case he has been chasing...
The Elusive Nightjar, the Jewel Thief...
The other, more personal...
A lasting Kiss before he went off to war...
Never knowing whose lips touched his...
Now as he ponders both puzzles...
The same woman keeps turning up...
Could there be a ...more
I read it but I didn't read it. Does that make sense? I barely remember at least 60% of this historical romance and I kind of just went through the motions of reading it. Nothing in particular stood out and everything was basic. No excitement. No spark. No flare. It was just unrememberable and I will say it's more of a 'it's not you, it's me' type of read. I just didn't care much for it unfortunately but can definitely see this novel appealing to most readers that tend to gravitate towards ...more
I received an advance reader copy from Netgalley/St. Martins and this is my honest review. ...more
Enemies to lovers
I COULDN'T PUT IT DOWN!
One of my 2020 reading resolutions was to read less historical romance books because I was tired of reading the same story over and over again. But when I read the premise of this book I couldn't help myself and requested it and now I'm really glad I did.
So this is a enemies to lovers/second chance romance and I enjoyed it immensely. I loved it, I'm not going to lie I skimmed some parts and the plot was a bit ...more
Not perfect but a good entry. Kate Bateman has woven a well written story with interesting and flavorful characters. This book is a good addition to the Bow Street Bachelors series. I quite enjoyed it. The story of To Catch an Earl was good, I really enjoyed the characters of Emmy and Alex almost from the start and I enjoyed how they fought themselves and each other. I liked the rapport between them very much. I just wish the love between them was more obvious. I didn't ...more
Back in London we works as a bow street runner, and his new assignment is to catch the Nightjar, a jewel thief. Who is no other than Emmy, and he is coming dangerously close to the truth while he reluctantly falls in love with her.
A jewel thief with honorable ...more
The story has a couple of twists and some funny moments but the real thrust of the story is the struggle between the two of them to try not to like the ...more
I loved Emmy's character, she's so daring and loving. Even though she has no wish to be a jewel thief like her father was, she's forced into it by a blackmailer. Find the rest of the royal jewels from France or her family will ...more
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The book kind of reminded me of that Catherine Zeta-Jones and Sean Connery movie.... Entrapment, I think (there I go with my 90's showing again)... and kind of a mix of Ocean's 11-ish. Emmy is the daughter of the infamous 'Nightjar', a gentleman thief who is set on stealing and restoring the lost/stolen French ...more
A notorious jewel thief and a member of the Bow Street Bachelors proves to be an unlikely pair. But, after a masked dance and a kiss in the moonlight years before, neither one of them has been able to shake the feeling that their perfect match is out there somewhere. Once her true identity is discovered, will their lust turned to love be enough to bridge the gap of them being on opposite sides of the law?
I enjoyed the ...more
It was a short read and it was somewhat enjoyable. I loved the first book in this series so i will absolutely ...more
I loved the first book in this series and I look forward to Alex's story. These books are filled with whit and a touch of suspense. I can't wait.
Given how I feel about reading books in order, I didnt realize, at first, that this was the second installment of The Bow Street Bachelors. Also, I received this book in the mail on...wait for it...paper!!! Its been a while since I have read a romance on something other than my ereader. So, it was kind of fun. Id have to go back through my blog, but I think this is the first Kate Bateman book that I have read and I ...more
I was hooked from the start when a young lady at a masquerade ball ask a gentleman for a dance !
Women just don't do this...This is his last night home before he leaves for Portugal to fight.
They share a dance, and kisses along with some very witty talk before she leave him without even telling her name, just ...more
Emmy Danvers is the daughter of the infamous jewel thief, the Nightjar. However, it isn't about stealing jewels to sell. Her father wanted to retrieve the jewels from the French royals to keep them until the Bourbon's returned to power. She was raised to know the trade and participate.
Alexander Harland was the second son of his family, so he was left free to make his own fortune. Indeed, he did. He spent time fighting Napoleon ...more