Curled Up with an Earl

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Pub Date Feb 07 2023 | Archive Date Mar 17 2023
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"Ever since we first met, I've imagined what it would be like to be in your arms, to feel your lips upon mine. I'm twenty-eight years old. A shy and oft-times awkward spinster with singular scientific interests, and I've...I've never been kissed. Not once. In fact, I never thought I would ever want to be kissed. But then I met you and...and I do want this. Very much."

Miss Lucy Bertram is content to spend her days writing scientific articles or curling up with a Gothic romance novel. Indeed, she'd rather stick a hatpin in her eye than attend a ball. But when her father, the eccentric botanist Sir Oswald, insists she accept the suit of a wealthy but stiffer-than-a-poker industrialist to save the family from penury, Lucy decides to act. She's certain her disowned brother, Monty, will take her side. But first she must find him in St. Giles's cutthroat rookeries. 

A covert agent for the Crown, William Lockhart, the Earl of Kyle, is on the hunt for a ruthless killer determined to destroy the Linnean Society. Sir Oswald, a botanical poisons expert, is the prime suspect. Posing as a groom in the baronet's household, it shouldn't take Will long to unearth the evidence Scotland Yard needs. If only the beguiling Miss Bertram wasn't so damn distracting...

As an unexpected but undeniable passion flares between Lucy and Will, confidences are exchanged and dark secrets come to light. But will a murderer, determined to stay hidden, destroy their chances of finding a happy-ever-after?

"Ever since we first met, I've imagined what it would be like to be in your arms, to feel your lips upon mine. I'm twenty-eight years old. A shy and oft-times awkward spinster with singular...

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Another solid book from Bennett! I REALLY liked this one, with the couple having a lot of chemistry right away and then choosing not to keep secrets from each other when it could’ve happened continuously. In fact, I loved that the major conflicts were all external to them — once Lucy and Will had it in their heads to be together, they didn’t waver, and that made for a refreshing change over any kind of temporary split. A nice follow-up in this series which has me looking forward to Book #3.

I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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This book is great! It’s part historical romance and part mystery! Lucy and Will have great banter and chemistry. Also this book features facts about poisonous plants- very interesting. Overall a great read!

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I was thrilled to get this ARC because I adored the first book in this series. "Up All Night with a Good Duke" was one of my favorites last year. I was adding the rest of Ms. Bennett's catalog to my TBR pile before it was halfway through! This is another well-plotted romance that is not to be missed!

Lucy Bertram, botanist, spinster and member of the trio of ladies known as the "Byronic Book Club" has a problem, the handsome new groom her father has hired is consuming all her thoughts while her father is trying to marry her off to a total jerk.

William Lockheart, the Earl of Kyle, has two problems. There's a poisoner on the loose threatening members of the peerage and he's undercover posing as a groom to catch the killer and he's falling for the captivating daughter of his employer who needs rescuing of her own.

None of these things is actually a problem, it's just a really good historical romance plot! That's why you'll remember it and all the characters by the time the next book in the series comes out. That is so rare with these kinds of series. They all blend together after a while, but the Byronic babes and their leading men stand out.

I highly recommend you curl up with this Earl ASAP! It's not to be missed for fans of the spicy genre.

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