Review: The Untamed Earl by Valerie Bowman

Review: The Untamed Earl by Valerie Bowman
The Untamed Earl

2.5 Stars

Book Info

Released: May 3rd 2016
Series: Playful Brides #5

“… 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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About Valerie Bowman

Valerie Bowman is an award-winning author who writes Regency-set historical romance novels aka Racy Regency Romps!

Valerie’s debut novel was published in 2012. Since then, her books have received starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly, Booklist, and Kirkus. She’s been an RT Reviewers’ Choice nominee for Best First Historical Romance and Best Historical Romance Love and Laughter. Two of her books have been nominated for the Kirkus Prize for fiction.

Valerie grew up in Illinois with six sisters (she’s number seven) and a huge supply of historical romance novels. After a cold and snowy stint earning a degree in English Language and Literature with a minor in history at Smith College, she moved to Florida the first chance she got. Valerie now lives in Jacksonville with her family including her rascally dogs. When she’s not writing, she keeps busy reading, traveling, or vacillating between watching crazy reality TV and PBS.


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I’ve found this author’s books to be either hit or miss

Kathy Valentine

Love the cover!!!,I don’t know how many new books that I have not read right away,because it was a series,I want to know back story’s on any returning characters.thanks for the review!!

Amy R

It’s rare that I start a series mid series even if the description says it can be read as a standalone.


Thanks for the review Suzanne