Earl of Grayson by Amanda Mariel
Wicked Regency Romance (Wicked Earls’ Club)
Brook Ridge Press (February 27, 2018)
Romance/Historical/Victorian/Kindle Short Reads
Damien Archer, Earl of Grayson and Lady Charlotte Lawson are opposite in every way. Where his coloring is dark, she has blond tresses and blue eyes. Charlotte’s alabaster skin tone is a stark contrast to Damien’s sun-kissed tan. He is tall at six feet three inches while she is short at barely over five feet tall. Furthermore, her cheerful disposition is in stark contrast to his brooding nature. But most bothersome of all is his tendency to flaunt society’s rules while she follows them without fail. Damien desires nothing more than to spend his time carousing, drinking, and gambling while Charlotte spends hers at afternoon teas, balls, and musicals. She is a true lady and he a determined rake. When their paths cross they have every reason to turn in the opposite direction, and yet they cannot seem to avoid one another. Passions flare, putting them both at risk. They stand not only to lose their reputations, but more importantly, their hearts.
“You were a wide-eyed debutante with your mind set on marriage, and I a rogue determined never to marry.”
She’s known as the unattainable debutante; he’s a scoundrel with no desire to wed. Years ago he broke her heart and her confidence. She asks for his help which puts them back to together and they both find their attraction is still there. This is a short story which was what I was looking for. I didn’t get much of a feel for the characters and I think if a little bit more was told it would be a really good read. Still a good addition to the Wicked Earls’ Club series.
NOTE: The author has made edits to her original story. I read the new version and like the story so much better. It is still a short read, but still a very good read. I really appreciate that they author listened to what many reviewers had to say and made changes. Way to go Amanda! (revised review July 31, 2018)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
USA Today Bestselling author Amanda Mariel dreams of days gone by when life moved at a slower pace. She enjoys taking pen to paper and exploring historical time periods through her imagination and the written word. When she is not writing she can be found reading, crocheting, traveling, practicing her photography skills, or spending time with her family.