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To Release An Earl files To Release An Earl , read online To Release An Earl , free To Release An Earl , free To Release An Earl , To Release An Earl 93fb6dfd7 Sequel To The Blackmailed Beauty After Experiencing A Life Changing Injury While Out Riding Her Beloved Horse Pirate, Willa Dutton Becomes Convinced She Should Release Her Fianc , The Earl Of Roydon, From Their Engagement She Feels Another Woman Would Be Better Able To Provide Him With Heirs And Participate In The Activities He Loves With This Decision Made, Willa Sets Out To Find Him A Better Wife By Matchmaking Meanwhile, The Earl Believes That Someone Is Trying To Kill Willa Learning That Her Saddle Had Been Sabotaged Is Only The Beginning As Attempts Are Made To Kill Willa, The Earl Sets Out To Find Out Who The Suspect Is At The Same Time, He Finds That Willa S Behavior Has Become A Bit Odd As She Has Started Hosting Parties And Pushing Other Women At Him Will He Solve The Mysteries In Time And Convince Willa That She Is His One And Only Love

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    This publisher has a good idea releasing only books without the graphic sex, violence, and or profanity that seems to be found in all genres these days Unfortunately, lack of objectionable material doesn t always equal a good read.I picked this one up up for free recently at a readers convention, drawn by the title and the back cover blurb, both of which seemed to indicate a Regency romance This in spite of the cover art, which, besides being the worst cut and past Photoshop job I ve ever seen, didn t indicate any particular historical period the heroine has a long, curly ponytail reminiscent of Mary Pickford in her silent movie heyday, and is wearing a long white gown with a lace bodice, a Victorian corset worn OUTSIDE her dress, and a long string of pearls knotted at about the level of her breastbone, like they were worn in the late 1960s and early 1970s Meanwhile, the hero is pictured wearing BLUE JEANS, complete with a fly front, and a collarless shirt with no cravat Still, the author usually can t be held responsible for her cover art, since she often has no say in it, so I gave her the benefit of the doubt Alas, the reason for the cover designer s confusion soon became apparent evidently s he didn t know what historical period it was, either The novel featured many of the motifs common to Regency romances, but almost halfway through the book, we were introduced to elderly Mr Patton, who had served in the early years of the Napoleonic Wars as a captain in the Royal Navy I was surprised to discover that the story was evidently set several years, perhaps several decades, past the Regency, which ended in 1820 Just how many years later is impossible to say, for there s nothing no descriptions of clothing, no reference to current events, etc that might tie it to a particular time.The basic premise of the story is not bad, and it s one that I haven t run across before The hero and heroine are engaged, but when she is injured and perhaps permanently paralyzed after being thrown from her horse, she makes up her mind to release him from the engagement, even going so far as to throw other marriageable ladies in his way He, meanwhile, discovers that her accident appears to have been no accident after all, and resolves to discover who is trying to kill her, and why It s rare to find a book in which the hero and heroine are already in love at the beginning of the story, and certainly Willa s situation offers plenty of opportunity for conflict Sadly, although they frequently declared or thought about how much they loved each other, I never felt much chemistry between them Willa was an unusually passive heroine, and not just because she s confined to a Bath chair for most of the book All she seems to do is plan a couple of parties because she s so bored being so much lively than those other insipid young ladies who are content to do needlework, and thus probably wouldn t mind so much being paralyzed from the waist down Every time I read this particular trope of sneering at women who enjoy doing embroidery, I think the authors must not be familiar with the intricacies of fine needlework I can assure you, there s nothing easy or insipid about it It may be a good thing that the servants are constantly telling John, and thus the reader, what a wonderful young lady Willa is and how much everyone loves her, because we re not shown anything that might indicate what makes her so special.I did rather like John, the Earl of Roydon, but his title does raise another question why do authors insist on giving almost all their male characters titles, when everyone is going to be on a first name basis within ten minutes of making their acquaintance anyway Especially unlikely was John s addressing his future father in law, a man of presumably an older generation, who rejoiced in the name of Yale, by that name It pulled me out of the story every time the word was spoken And on those few occasions when titles are used, they are used incorrectly A baron is constantly referred to as Baron Townsend, never Lord Townsend And by the way, he holds a barony, not a baronetcy, which refers to an entirely different title A woman is either Lady Regina Norton if she s the daughter of a peer holding the rank of earl or higher or Lady Norton if she s the wife of Lord Norton , but she can t be both At the beginning of the book, the author thanks several people, one of whom is her editor I had to wonder just what the editor had done to deserve such thanks Aside from letting the above cited title errors stand, she also gave a pass to several instances where words didn t mean what the author obviously thought they did the gag around Willa s mouth chafed her skin, not chaffed, which means to joke or tease proliferate is a verb, not an adjective, etc Then there are these howlers Willa drug herself forward and something about the awkward position she was laying at Add the words that weren t even in existence yet fired to mean dismissed, and okay, just to name a couple of the glaring ones and one has to wonder exactly what this editor did, or if she even read the manuscript.As for the mystery, who knew shifty eyes and a failure to look someone in the face were such reliable indicators of guilt But the shifty eyed person was clearly working for someone else who could it be I ll admit, I kept reading in spite of the above flaws because I was curious I hadn t noticed any characters who might have sufficient motivation And no wonder the guilty party is only mentioned by name once at about the halfway point of the book, and never appears on stage until 15 pages before the end of the book Worst of all, the motive doesn t make sense unless one has read the author s earlier, debut novel And this is what I found most objectionable Indifferent writing, even bad writing, can be forgiven if the author tells a great story But this sort of denouement is not playing fair with your readers, many of whom will not have come across the first book I, for one, hadn t, and after reading this book, I have no inclination to seek out any others by this author.All in all, this reads as if the author had read a few Regencies and, on the basis of that, decided to write one Don t get me wrong I enjoy reading fiction as much as the next person, but it s no substitute for the sometimes tedious task of researching Still, those who miss the Regency line published by Zebra might find this a welcome return to those days In spite of its shortcomings, the author does show promise, as in this exchange between the hero and Fayre pronounced Fair she s Willa s younger cousin Thank you, Fayre I promise we will name our first born sic after you Fayre giggled What if it is a boy I ll teach him to be tough, were his parting words I do believe there is still a market for the sweet Regency romance If the author will take the time to learn about the period and I do believe that s what she was striving for, in spite of the dubious historical details , perhaps her third book will be better.

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    Audiobook Review I enjoy reads like this just as much as romances with deeper love scenes Feelings and the intense love between hero and heroine are strengthened by their understanding and compassion for each other s plight, tested by the calamity Consequently, this is a clean read and highly recommended for new adults.Willa, having it all, suddenly finds herself dreams dissolving Her love for the Earl of Roydon is everlasting and encompasses her whole heart Her injury changing her life drastically, would also change his She wants to let him live his life whole, not married to a woman who is unable to do the very things they enjoy together And then the possibility of never walking again, could also make child bearing and rearing difficult In her mind, the best thing she could give him is his freedom But is her love strong enough to let him go Would you be able to do the same thing John, Earl of Roydon, is a man I wasn t sure about Did he really love Willa enough to continue his betrothal with her after the injury As society dictates, he could not break his proposal It could only be done by Willa He is very solicitous toward Willa, but there lurks in me the feeling he may be swayed by one of the many women Willa put forward for introduction at her parties He seems to enjoy himself with them Willa thinks he suits Miss Marty, but she wants to give him a chance to make the right marriage.When all these accidents start occurring, it becomes apparent Willa is being stalked and for the purpose of killing her But why and by whom I like this part of the story very much There is mystery, suspense, danger and ultimately fear of death Willa shows the stuff she is made of, worthy of a man s love.Narrator Valerie Gilbert does not disappoint in her narration Her voice is clear, mellow, well paced and depicts character emotions suitably Her flexibility of character dialog and accents is superbly done Check out the many books she s narrated, and different genre lower in the blog She s quite flexible with all emotions, but I prefer her best when she is just plain snarky or sarcastic

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    This is a sweet romantic read in which the heroine and hero both display a strong enough love to want only what is best for each other The suspense in this book makes it a page turner This is a sequel and I highly recommend reading The Blackmailed Beauty first.

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    Somebody wants her dead A series of weird events were chalked up as accidents until the paralyzing fall from a horse clues everyone that the accidents had deadly intent But who and why Reading A Blackmailed Beauty might give you a clue

  5. says:

    Have it in Audio Was a great regency one The narrator was fantastic

  6. says:

    Review of To Release An Earl This was a very good read I think anyone would enjoy the story of Willa a.nd her fiance the Earl It is funny and exciting.

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