First Earl I See Tonight by Anna Bennett

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An heiress with a daring proposal. An earl who’s determined to resist her. And a love that just might be written in the stars… 

Recently jilted by his fiancée, David Gray, Earl of Ravenport is not in the market for a wife. Even if Gray didn’t have his hands full renovating his crumbling country house, it would take more than a bold marriage proposal from a headstrong young beauty to thaw his frozen heart. Gray is confident that spending a week at his ramshackle estate will change her mind about marriage, but every passionate moment he spends with her tempts him to change his…

A talented artist, Miss Fiona Hartley desperately needs her dowry money to pay off a blackmailer set on ruining her sister. The handsome earl seems a sensible choice for a husband…if only she can convince him that romance will play no part. But marrying in name only may prove difficult for Fiona. Gray can’t help but be dazzled by her genuine warmth. Yet as their feelings deepen, Fiona’s deadline looms. Will her secrets destroy them, or is true love their final destiny?

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Title: First Earl I See Tonight

Author: Anna Bennett

Published: October 30th 2018 by St. Martin’s Paperbacks

Genre: Historical Romance

Stars: 3.5            Content Rating: 8

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WHAT I LOVED: I love historical, regency romance. I can read through these books in one sitting. This one was no different. The characters were amazing. I loved Gray and Fiona. She proposes to him and he is jaded and thinks she is crazy! He tries to scare her off a few times but she is one stubborn and determined woman. I thought the story was seriously cute and would read more of the series as they come out.

WHAT I HATED: The world building and writing style seemed a bit rushed. The plot was good but then a little anti-climatic. I felt that the ending should have had a bit more with the “bad guy” but… really what I want is a happy ending, and it has that. A few of the times that they found time alone together I found a little bit odd, but then it got all hot and steamy, so I couldn’t be THAT mad about it. (wink wink)

Overall I thought it was a cute story. Not my favorite romance ever, and not one I would read again but if you love romances like I do and read right through them, then this one was a good one! It comes out the end of the month! Thanks for reading!

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