The Untamed Earl
Alexandra Hobbs has always come second to her older sister, Lavinia, in everything. At a young age, Alexandra falls in love with Lord Owen Monroe, but her parents make a marriage arrangement between Owen and Lavinia instead. Owen’s father threatens to cut him off from his fortune if he doesn’t woo Lavinia. Alexandra offers to help Owen get into Lavinia’s good graces, but Owen ends up falling in love with Alexandra instead.
With a romance novel as good as this one, it’s difficult to accept anything less from other Regency romance novels. Reading The Untamed Earl was a completely immersive experience and the pages flew by quickly. While the story of the rake and the love-struck innocent has absolutely been done before, Valerie Bowman adds new freshness to the relationship between Alexandra and Owen. One qualm I did have with the story was in Owen’s efforts to teach Alexandra to flirt. These moments made the hero look condescending. But the characters were deep and meaningful, and their connections to each other were simple and heartwarming. It was my first time reading anything from Valerie Bowman, but I’ll definitely look for more of her work in the future.
|Page Count||304 pages|
|Publisher||St. Martin's Paperbacks|
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