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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Review: Lizzie's Earl


Lizzie's Earl
by Fiona Miers

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GENRE:   Regency Romance

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BLURB:

She's a widow seeking a gentleman to give her the family she wants and enjoy life on her country estate. He's a London rakehell seeking a wife he can wed, bed and forget. Who will prevail?


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EXCERPT:

Rupert straightened his coat with a quick tug and straightened to his full six feet four inches tall. Feeling confident, he walked over to the two ladies.

“May I beg you for an introduction to your friend, my dear Charlotte?”

Charlotte smiled tightly, knowing his habits well. She turned to include him in their circle, which surprised him a little, but his friend’s sister did have the perfect manners.

“Of course, Rupert. Mrs Elizabeth Symmons, may I introduce a friend of ours, the Hon. Rupert Willoughby, the younger brother of the Earl of Sweeting”

Rupert heard the warning in the introduction and smirked inwardly. Charlotte was fiercely protectively of those she loved. It was one of the things he liked most about her.

The beautiful blonde curtseyed prettily and gave him a sunny, open smile. Rupert bowed in return, surprised despite himself by the artlessness of her expression.

“May I have the pleasure of the next dance my lady?” he asked, giving her his most charming smile.

Elizabeth smiled back, glancing quickly at Charlotte for permission to leave her alone, which Rupert respected.  When Charlotte smiled back in return, the beautiful woman turned to him.

“Of course. Thank you, sir,” she replied confidently, placing her small hand in his.

She was very petite, tiny even, yet Rupert felt the firmness of her grip and observed the way she held herself. This would not be a woman over whom one could easily walk, he told himself.

“You are looking very beautiful this evening, Mrs Symmons.” Rupert told her, as they swept into the dance floor.

Elizabeth laughed, her bright eyes sparkling with gaiety.

“Why, thank you, sir. And indeed, you are looking very handsome.”

Rupert grinned, surprised by her words. He didn’t believe he had ever had a compliment returned before. Most women simply fluttered their fans and gave him the eyes. The eyes told him how flattered they were that he had given them his attention. The eyes also indicated to him just how quickly they would fall into his bed. Mrs Elizabeth Symmons wasn’t giving him the eyes, nor was she flirting with him. How strange.


My Review:

Lizzie's Earl is a traditional regency novel. You have a jaded, titled man and in this case a rather unusual lady. Lizzie comes to London looking for a husband, but she didn't have a wild rake in mind. However, there's something about him she just can't ignore.

I enjoyed the book. Lizzie especially was a sympathetic character that I could relate to. The author successfully portrayed the Regency world as well as the cynicism that was rampant among the upper classes. If you'd like a romance set in what's really another world, I think you'd like Lizzie's Earl. I give it 4 out of 5 stars.
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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Fiona Miers has a super busy life, like most modern women, but always finds time for reading and writing romance. Her love affair with the romance genre started when she was only 11 years old, when her mother, and nana, handed her, her first mills and boon.
Since then she's built her own business, become a mother to two beautiful little girls, and fallen in love with the most spectacular man on the planet. (JMHO)
Fiona writes MF contemporary and historical romance, writing more erotic stories under the pen name Tamsin Baker.
Thank you for reading this, and hopefully you'll love reading about her characters as much as she loved creating them.

Lizzie's Earl will be $0.99 during the tour.

Amazon buy link:

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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION and RAFFLECOPTER CODE

Fiona Miers will be awarding a $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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12 comments:

Fiona Miers said...

Thank you so much for your review.

Andra Lyn said...

Congrats on the new release! Can you tell me more about your heir and a spare series? Sounds fun!

Victoria Alexander said...

Great review, thanks for sharing your thoughts on this one :)

Fiona Miers said...

Hi Andra! Sure! I always liked the expression- 'an heir and a spare' which pretty much meant that the ladies of the aristocracy were meant to provide at least two sons before moving on with their lives and dalliances ��
So i've written a four part series about 4 friends who are all the 'spare' sons of rish families, and despite not wanting to inherit- do end up getting the title, and how they cope with that- while falling in love along the way ��

Fiona Miers said...

Thanks for reading Victoria 😀

Rita Wray said...

I liked the excerpt, thank you.

ALL ABOUT OLD CARS said...

I enjoyed the excerpt looks like a good book thank you.

Fiona Miers said...

Thank you 😀

Fiona Miers said...

Thank you Rita!

Elaine Cantrell said...

I enjoyed your book Fiona. I hope a lot of people try it.

Fiona Miers said...

That's lovely Elaine! Thank you!

Andra Lyn said...

Sounds like a blast! What do you think was the most challenging part about being a "spare"? What about the ladies that fell for them?