AN UNEXPECTED EARL by Anna Harrington
An Unexpected Earl by Anna Harrington, book two in her Lords of the Armory series is another wonderful read; filled with amusing banter, a second chance romance, magnetic attraction, chemistry, and subterfuge.
Twelve years ago, Brandon Pearce, a former brigadier and now the Earl West, was forced to give up the girl he loved, Amelia Howard. After unexpectedly meeting again, Pearce is determined to help the girl he once loved save her property and the charity she’s been struggling to build.
Amelia is determined to save her brother, Frederick’s reputation, while needing to keep her own past hidden. In trying to avoid blackmail, Frederick needs to place a list of gentlemen into government positions and with no slots remaining he needed an ally in Parliament; hoping it would be Pearce.
As a member of the Armory, Pearce has been investing Scepter, a criminal believed to be behind the government appointments. To do this, Pearce pretends to side with Frederick, possibly breaking Amelia’s heart. But Pearce will do anything he can for a second chance with Amelia, even after he discovers the secrets she’d been keeping.
I do enjoy a story with a strong, stubborn heroine and an alpha hero who thinks he knows best. The battles and disagreements between Pearce and Amelia seemed to be an attempt at foreplay. Being a former military commander, Pearce expected people to obey his orders and requests. As you can guess, Amelia was not one to be obedient; knowing her own mind and determined to prove her independence. Pearce loved Amelia, especially her determination to fight for and protect those she loves.
I really loved reading this book and had a great deal of trouble it down. Ms. Harrington wrote a beautiful love story that is not to be missed. She provided a tale rich with kindness, magnetic attraction, off the charts chemistry, amusing conversations, and endearing characters giving Amelia and Pearce the opportunity for a second chance at love. I highly recommend An Unexpected Earl to other readers.
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Reviewer: Eileen is a retired high school teacher who has loved reading all of her life and goes everywhere with a book. She enjoys reading Contemporary Romance, Historical Romance, Romantic Comedy, Romantic Suspense, Women’s Literature, YA, NA, Fiction, Historical Fiction, and Cozy Mysteries. She likes strong heroines, hot heroes and a story that draws her in, not letting go until the last page is turned. She lives in Minnesota with her husband, pup, and near her four adult children.