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James, Earl of Crofton

(Earls of Crofton #2)

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  30 ratings  ·  10 reviews
James Redbourn, Viscount of Crofton, enjoys all the pleasures King Charles II’s Restoration court affords him. His encounter with the enigmatic Chivalrous Highwayman in Epping Forest, sets the court aflame. Tales of the charming rogue treating his latest victim with his usual gentle hand has ladies’ fans quivering with every whisper.

While the Chivalrous Highwayman is a de
ebook, 298 pages
Published April 10th 2020
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Mar 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Historical romance is among the most difficult of sub-genre to get right imho.

Too much detail and it becomes more of a factual experience, too little detail and you might as well read a contemporary romance.

Setting a book in the Restoration period of British history is a bold move and Rebecca Cohen's talent ensures the reader gets a treat which is not only a delightful romance, but a top quality setting pitched perfectly.

I've loved all her Crofton series so far and this one was a wonderful addi
Joyfully Jay
Apr 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
A Joyfully Jay review.

4 stars

James, Earl of Crofton is another in the Crofton Chronicles, but it’s only very loosely related to the rest of the series and it’s not necessary to read them first. This book works very well as a standalone and the series is always waiting for you if you enjoy this book.

There’s nothing dramatically original about James, Earl of Crofton. The plot is pretty straightforward and I could go so far as to call it obvious. It plays out exactly as you think it will and there
May 07, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: m-m, historical
Look, if your main character thinks of themselves at one point: "James knew he wasn't stupid, but some of the marvelous fellows from the Royal Society made him feel quite dim at times," and it is in fact a vast overstatement of the character's intelligence? I will not like your book much.

A huge part of this book was just the 'main character does not recognize the obvious staring-him-in-the-face' school of poor writing, so not for me.

Also, writers of historicals about English nobility, pleeeeeeee
Apr 19, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance-historic
Like the time period, loved the historic details from clothing to wigs to people’s names. Was bored by the story - most of which was telegraphed from the start so there were no surprises.

And honestly, aside from being good looking, James was dull. I didn’t know what Adam saw in him. There were times when James was loutish, pushing and pushing for sexual contact with a person who had said no thanks. It felt disrespectful.

Also, maybe his privilege annoyed me, thinking he had a right to judge oth
Lena Grey
Apr 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
“You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly.” ~ Sam Keen

As James and his cousin, Tilly, of ‘James, Earl of Crofton’ by Rebecca Cohen, are riding in their coach towards London, it becomes clear that they are about to be robbed. They should be more frightened, but they are not. It seems this particular thief is the notorious subject of often mentioned tales of others at court, to be the Chivalrous Highwayman, a polite thief who, although he reli
Jun 16, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: historical
Sebastian and Anthony‘s stories I read over and over again. I even really love Saving Crofton Hall! (We ever going to get a continuation of that?) I really wanted to love this too. It was fine, but it didn’t live up to the Actor and the Earl.
Sasha Ambroz
May 04, 2020 rated it liked it
My favourite thing about this book was that the secret identity hadn't been used as a drama booster.
The romance was ok, the detective part - not so much. But I'll read other books of this author for sure.
Jul 19, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: m-m, romance, swashbuckles
DNF in spirit, I very very lightly skimmed the second half. Not interesting, premise that James doesn't recognize the highwayman is ludicrous, prose is pretty mediocre.
Jane Harper
May 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Enjoyed this a lot. Although it seemed long, and at times the plot threatened to distract from the romance.
May 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
I LOVE these Croftons - keep them coming!
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REBECCA COHEN spends her days dreaming of a living in a Tudor manor house, or a Georgian mansion. Alas, the closest she comes to this is through her characters in her historical romance novels. She also dreams of intergalactic adventures and fantasy realms, but because she’s not yet got her space or dimensional travel plans finalised, she lives happily in leafy Hertfordshire, England, with her hus ...more

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