ARC Review: How to Entice an Earl by Manda Collins

Posted January 29, 2013 by Suzanne in Reviews / 3 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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ARC Review: How to Entice an Earl by Manda Collins
How to Entice an Earl
by Manda Collins

3 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: Jan 29, 2013
Series: Ugly Ducklings #3
Published by St. Martin's Paperbacks
Pages: 336
Format: ARC
 

 

For me How to Entice an Earl was a little…lukewarm. ~ Under the Covers

This is the last in the Ugly Ducklings trilogy, featuring the last unmarried cousin Lady Madeline Essex and Christian Monteith, Earl of Gresham. Although this is the last book in the trilogy, you don’t need to have read the others to understand what is happening you just won’t know the background stories of some of the characters in the book.

For me How to Entice an Earl was a little…lukewarm. I liked the main characters well enough; they seemed to go together nicely, but I found it hard to stir myself up to think any more then “Aw that’s nice”, which unfortunately didn’t really make it a very exciting read.

However, maybe I am being too harsh, this is a light historical, it has a pleasant romance and I am glad that all the “Ugly Ducklings” a horrible nickname given to the three cousins got their own happily-ever-afters.

I don’t think this will be a trilogy I would reread or even perhaps remember very clearly in the future but I would read another Manda Collins book, she writes well and has created a fun and romantic if not particularly memorable trilogy.

*ARC provided by publisher

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About Manda Collins

Manda Collins spent her teen years wishing she’d been born a couple of centuries earlier, preferably in the English countryside. Time travel being what it is, she resigned herself to life with electricity and indoor plumbing, and read lots of books. An affinity for books led to a graduate degree in English, followed by another in Librarianship. By day, she works as an academic librarian at a small liberal arts college, where she teaches college students how to navigate the tangled world of academic research. A native of coastal Alabama, Manda lives in the house her mother grew up in with two cats, sometimes a dog, sometimes her sister, and always lots of books.

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Gosh, we all seem to be admitting our ages…and I hate that I am at the point in life when admitting my age is a “thing”…whodda thunk it? I was kind of hoping I would remain 21 forever. However, I have moved out of that New Adult stage of my life and am now strictly in the Contemporary Romance age zone of 28. I would prefer to be in an Urban Fantasy arena, but I don’t think I own enough black leather. However, I could probably squeeze into some PNR, I am fully prepared to give a horn job to my favourite demon, or suck on my sexy vamps…fangs and I am definitely up for some heavy petting with some fine looking shifters. Than again their’s always Sci Fi…I am fully prepared to do the right thing and help some poor alien race with more 6 packs than a supermarket repopulate their planet. Not that I am loose woman or anything.

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?
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Thanks for the review Suz.

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wonderful review, I cannot wait to read book 1 <3

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Thanks Suz!