KINDLE BOOKS The Earl's Dilemma BY Emily Larkin – nikeshoxoutlet.us
End s sister She certainly won t turn him down She loved him years ago they re good friends she won t xpect too much from himright But suddenly Kate turns James world upside down SHE won t marry him but she ll help him find a wife So how come all James can think of is how no matter how perfect her candidates arethey aren t KateYes it s a well used plot But I gotta tell ya
THAT IT S BEEN A LONG TIME SINCE I it s been a long time since I March Violets (Bernie Gunther, enjoyed thexecution as well as this story by Emily May The pacing and gradual deepening of Zoete tranen emotion felt real and realistic The addition of a secondary love story with the heroine s brother was just icing on the cupcake The Earl s Dilemma is a uick afternoon read about three people you come to like with justnough heat to satisfy Oh barf This book was so lovey dovey sticky sweet that I had a stomach ache by the Water Music end what with the overall goodness ofveryone I very rarely Revived enjoy category romances because I find them too short the characters are underdeveloped and the stories lack substance This one s slightly better than what I ve read in the past but not by much You could say it s a friends to lovers story or a spinsterhandsome war hero story but it s not reallyither because the author doesn t flesh out the story Student Research Projects in Calculus enough James the Earl needs a wife in order to hold on to his land otherwise he gets nothing if he hits his 30th b day unhitched He decides to marry his friend s sister Kate who s sort of his friend too Kate has loved him forever and still does but he doesn t know that because she hides it James thinks she ll jump at the chance of his offer because she s on the shelf and they get along wellnough She refuses there s a reason for it but sets out to find him the perfect wife among the ton because she wants him happy cue the pretty singing birds and violins What a good and selfless person she is ven though she should ve told him to shove his proposal up his you know where This is so not my kind of heroine Over time he realizes that he really loves her but she has major issues about how she looks and keeps telling him that that s impossible this is repeated over and over and over again that if I were James I d have just moved on I don t know what he saw in her really what a pain her i m really What a pain her I m beautiful bit was after reading it so many times Oh yeah and veryone s always apologizing for one thing or another Love for Imperfect Things except for a crotchety cousin who at least had some verve to her character There s some stuff about James war scars that really felt like filler too Very irritating one dimensional characters overall There s no real build up of tension here because it all feels so predictable There s a minor secondary story with her friend and her brother but the friend is just as sickeningly stupid as she is with her naivet The writing style lacks zip or something The author is also a big fan of thexclamation mark Exclamation mark here Exclamation mark there Everything is dramatic Even the weather is A Heart of Stone exclamation worthy It just makes it all seem silly and annoying a kind of forced regency historical tone As for the steam it s a step below mediocre When something finally happened at thend it was so disappointing It s too clean and PG why not just do a fade to black moment and be done with it you know Nothing happens Not that I was looking for some raunch fest or anything but how about some build up without all the apologies for the desires This book is pretty much what I don t like about romance novels Airy fairyness 25 stars is about as high as I can go I started out wanting to plant a skillet to the head of the hero I later felt like handing it off to the hero to implant some intelligence in the heroinePLOTThe red headed and FRECKLED heroine Kate has been in love with the handsome hero for yonks She nds up being a very unhappy avesdropper when she overhear him telling her Language and Linguistics eually redheaded and FRECKLED brother that ho hum he ll offer for Kate and he s just so awesome and she s so on the shelf she ll do cartwheels incstasy Skillet I read this book a couple of years ago and was less than impressed with it To be honest when I looked back on it I couldn t remember much about it but some of my longest standing Goodreads friends. R years Why then does she so firmly turn him down Surely she can’t be holding out for a love match But Kate has a proposal of her own she’ll find James a bride he can fall in love with Armed with a list of reuirements Kate se. It s been so long since I ve picked up an HR but Scribd had a lot of recommendation for me and all of them sounded really good This book specially It was a sweet friends to lovers story which is what the doctor ordered for me DFull review to come The H Earl needs a wife asap or he will lose his inheritance He decides to ask for his best bud s sis and tell the bud
*HE IS DOING IT CAUSE SHE IS PLAIN WON *is doing it cause she is plain won object to a MOC used to be moony over him and he can get on with his usual licentious pursuits without too much interference from her Unfortunately the h was in a nearby secret hiding place and heard his little solilouy and now wants nothing to do with him but she will help him find a wife She makes a list and starts rounding up the ladies but by this time our rstwhile H has totally fallen in lurve with h but he messed that one up cause she doesn t believe him at all period Finally he convinces her his lurve is pure and huge HEA with best bud bro set up as well with h s BFF This was cute and I had to laugh as the H kept digging in deeper and not helping his case Nice tormenting of H not too angsty and the h was funny in her attempts to matchmake and keep his list of desirable ualities in a lady straight Having happened upon Emily May s The Spinster s Secret among the best of the genre I ve read this past year I ve read of her books written as Emily Larkin as well as Emily May All are great reads btw The premise here is simple he must marry she has knownloved him for years but is disillusioned so won t marry him for his convenience The author brings such grace to the narrative it makes the Love Is a Fairy Tale evolving feelings of Hh unforced and inevitable but never trite I love this author s fluent Regency research and the conciseness of her language May doesn t yammer on and on as others do and doesn t bore me to tears by using repetitive sentence fragments to stand I started out being a bit annoyed at the hero James He was very dismissive about Kate s looks and not loving her He had decided to marry her because he needed a bride to keep hisstates and his fortune Unfortunately Kate overhears his discussion with her brother and she already has issues about being tall red headed and freckled She s been in love with James her brother s best friend for over Promise at Dawn eleven years but realizes he will never love her She determines that she will help him find a bride he could love when he asks her to marry himSo begins the bride hunt And James manages to find something wrong withvery suitable candidate as he realizes that Kate is perfect for him As I said I was leaning towards not liking James at all But seeing the volution in his thoughts about Kate and seeing the secret pain he has about his xperiences in the Napoleonic Wars It Was Wars it was to dislike him By the Bangkok Wakes to Rain end of the book I was thoroughly hoping that would be able to get Kate to marry him This was a uick read and a good one a book that you don t want to put down Actually I went out to do some pruning and cleaning up in the garden and when I came back had to search very hard to find it Thankfully I did because it was verynjoyable I felt for Kate as she so clearly loved James and The Right Sort of Man (Sparks Bainbridge Mystery enough to make sure he had a bride he could love I was glad that James did realize what a treasure she was and that he did a great job at showing his love and devotion for her It s nice to read a regency book that is so well written and has a romance that develops and resolves so nicely What a fun read A stellar historical romance in the friends to lovers vein The Earl s Dilemma by Emily May will leave you with a sappy grin on your face and a little skip in your step Kate has loved James since she was seventeen But after that humiliating summer she learned to hide her feelings and treat him like the treasured friend he needs Since then she s only poured out her heart to her diaries she writes in while secluded in the hidden priest hole of her brother s house So when she overhears James say that he intends to marry her she s first thrilleduntil she hears his reasonsJames needs to marry in seven weeks or forfeit the home he loves He always wanted to marry for love but now he ll marry for comfort And who better than his best fri. He's running out of time James Hargrave Earl of Arden urgently needs a wife He’s resigned himself to a marriage of convenience and hasven chosen a bride Kate Honeycourt his best friend’s sister Kate has been on the shelf fo. People whose opinions I value and often share really liked it so I slated it for a re readI finally often share really liked it so I slated it for a re readI finally around to that re read and all I can say is that perhaps I wasn t in the right frame of mind when I read it first time around because it s a really good story with a lovely well developed central romance between two strongly characterised protagonists there s a sweet secondary romance and a broadly but well drawn supporting castJames Hargrave unexpectedly became the Earl of Arden a year previously following the tragic deaths of his father and brother On top of having to
Deal With Their Loss And Still By His Wartime with their loss and still troubled by his wartime also has to contend with the fact that if he is to retain his inheritance he must take a wife before his thirtieth birthday This is less than two months away and as he has so far not found any woman he wishes to wed he has travelled to visit his best friend Harry Viscount Honeycourt with a view for offering for his twenty Darkmere eight year old red haired freckle faced on the shelf sister James has known Kate forever and thinks that as they at least know and likeach other he might as well marry her as anyone After all all cats look alike in the dark don t theyKate has loved James Et si la maladie n'tait pas un hasard ? ever since they were children but unfortunately for him overhears the conversation with her brother in which he says uite plainly that he doesn t love or desire her he just needs a suitable wife he will be able to get along with and who won t drive him out of his mind with idle chatter or unreasonable demandsKnowing that Kate had nursed a youthful infatuation for him James is fairly confident of success but when he proposes her reaction is not what hexpects Knowing that being married to the man she loves so desperately while he has married her merely for the sake of Den of Shadows (Gamblers Den expediency would be torture Kate turns him down flat offering instead to find him a wife from amongst the local marriageable young ladies James really doesn t want to go down that path and hasn t got time to waste but he nonetheless agrees to Kate s plan on one condition If none of the ladies she introduces him to take his fancy then she will marry him herself Reluctantly Kate agrees to this certain that he will find someonelse appealing than he obviously finds herJames is immediately thrust into a humorous round of teas dinner parties and outings but Scraps Of The Untainted Sky each lady he sees lacks something he absolutely must have in a wife And not only that but he gradually begins to see Kate in a different light and to realise that he finds her both attractive and desirable and thatach of those ualities he had found lacking in the other ladies are ones Kate possessesIt s not long before James realises that he s fallen head over heels for Kate and that he doesn t want to marry anyone but her But she persists in trying to find him someone The Eric Carle Gift Set else and finally in the face of his uneuivocal declaration of love tells him that she d overheard him talking to her brother and the things he d said about herAnd thus theponymous Earl s Dilemma With time fast running out how can James convince Kate that his love and desire for her are realI said originally that I felt James turnaround in his feelings for Kate happened too uickly but that isn t the case at all He doesn t have a sudden Huguenot Prophecy and Clandestine Worship in the Eighteenth Century epiphany or see her wearing a flattering dress or something like that the realisation that she attracts him creeps upon him gradually and at first unwantedly followingach visit to the suitable young ladies of the neighbourhood all of whom pale in comparison to Kate The romance is sweetly sensual and the author adds depth to both characters backstories by showing us how James continues to be affected by his memories of war and how Kate s deep rooted insecurities about her looks are re inforced by the meddling aunt who continually belittles herSo I ve changed my rating because I really Fashion Design Course enjoyed The Earl s Dilemma this time around The story is well paced the central characters are likeable and well matched and themotional connection between them is palpable It s a uick but satisfying read and I m grateful to Miranda and Lady Wesley for the positive comments that Aeralis (The Frost Chronicles, encouraged me to give the book another try 354 Star. Ts out to find James the perfect wife But things don’t progress asither of them Alternatives Chapter 2 (The Chronos Files; The Shattered Saga expectA Regency romance featuring anarl who needs to marry in a hurry the spinster he turns to for help and a list that growsand growsand grows. .