ARC Review: Why Earls Fall in Love by Manda Collins

Posted January 30, 2014 by Suzanne in Reviews / 0 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
ARC Review: Why Earls Fall in Love by Manda Collins
Why Earls Fall in Love
by Manda Collins

3 Stars


Released: January 28, 2014
Series: Wicked Widows #2
Published by Macmillan
Pages: 336
Format: eARC


…although this book didn’t light my world on fire, I did enjoy it, the romance was sweet and gentle ~ Under the Covers

The widowed Mrs Georgina Mowbray is finding life as a ladies companion far preferable than the life she ever had as a wife to her brutish  and new deceased husband. There are only two things disturbing her new life, one being the Earl of Coniston, Con, who is far to handsome and charming by far and seems determined to befriend her and two a dark secret that only she and her two closest friends are privy to. But Georgie and friends secret may not quite be as secret as they thought as they all get a disturbing note and Georgie starts seeing her supposedly dead husband watching her; it maybe the only person she can turn to for help is Con…

I really enjoyed Why Dukes Say I Do, the first book in this series and was excited to be reading this, the second book. And, although this book didn’t light my world on fire, I did enjoy it, the romance was sweet and gentle and I can’t wait to find out who is the dastardly person trying to kill off Georgie and her friends.

I think I would have liked this book more if the romance between Georgie and Con had a little more passion and spark behind it, it felt a little staid and plodding in that respect. However, they did make a really cute pair and I did like how their relationship developed from almost-friends to falling in love, as though there may not have been much sexual chemistry between them, you could still see they had a connection.

What I like most about this series though, is the mysterious figure behind all the plots to murder Georgie and her friends, it is a great mystery and I like that I don’t know who is behind it all, it makes me excited to read the next and I believe final book in this series. What also has me looking forward to the next book is seeing what happens next between Archer and Perdita, the start of their relationship has been set up really well and I can’t wait to read them hooking up.

I enjoyed this book, it had a really nice romance, which although may not knock your socks off was still lovely to read, this was another good book by Manda Collins.

*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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