The Untamed Earl
Author: Valerie Bowman
Series: Playful Brides #5
Published by St. Martin's Paperbacks
Released: May 3rd 2016
Genres: Historical Romance
“… I was reading on in near indifference …”
~ Under the Covers
This is why you should never walk into a series half way through. Nothing good ever happens. As I was reading the story of the poor overlooked heroine and the charming rake, normally the type of story I love, and was the very reason I picked this book up, I found my mind drifting. Drifting to the other characters and couples in the series whose story I hadn’t read. I found I was more curious about what had happened with them, then I was with the romance I was currently knee deep in.
Which is why I must underscore this point: nothing good ever comes out of starting a series at book number five. Suddenly book number one, two, three and four seem to look more interesting. Or at least this did in this case. As the story wore on I found the heroine a little silly and the hero a little boring, which meant I wasn’t invested in them at all I was reading on in near indifference wondering about what had happened before.
This book wasn’t a hit with me and although I was curious about the other characters, I am not curious enough to give the rest of this series a try.
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Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?