Monday, August 22, 2016

Quote-tastic/Review-- oh that look! -- The Earl's Return by Callie Hutton

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I've been having a good time with this series from Hutton. And The Earl's Return was so fun! This scene had me laughing. They'd gotten themselves in a bit of a situation and were trying to figure a way out of it...
Redgrave crossed his arms over his chest and leaned against the bedpost. "Then I am out of ideas."

Mary studied him, tapping her lips with her index finger. As the idea formed in her brain, a huge smile broke out on her face. "I know exactly what to do."

He stood upright, dropping his hands to his side. "I do not particularly like that look on your face."
Ha! I've so had that thought before. A couple times with the herd. Mmhm.

The Earl's Return (Marriage Mart Mayhem #7)

Things a proper young lady should avoid at all costs...falling for the man who practically left your sister at the alter...with no explanation. Yeah huh. 

The Earl's Return was delightful. Basically a few years back Redgrave was supposed to marry Mary's sister but two weeks before the wedding he bugged out--don't worry things end well for the sister--and he's spent the last few years in the country trying not to cause a stir. But now he's in need of an heir and on the hunt for a wife which has brought him back into town. And into Lady Mary's life. Whether or not she's pleased to see him. A cut direct? Yeah, she's not above such a thing. The Fates, though, seem determined to bring the unlikely lovers together. Their best efforts at avoiding one another be damned. 

I loved the semi-forbidden romance feel of things. There was so much bad blood between her family and Redgrave and man it led to some fiercely awkward moments. Despite that... Mary and Redgrave were fun together. They have an electric charge that just pulls them together despite their wanting anything but that. I liked them--yes even Redgrave despite his prick move years earlier--they have good hearts (both volunteer their time for a children's home) and had a nice fiery spirit in them. There's some prickly moments and some sweet ones and some heartbreaking ones as they both deal with the past and secrets they've each kept hidden from everyone else. They were so dang perfect for each other and the way they were together was just lovely...once they got past the whole I loathe you thing, of course. 

I did have a brief moment of concern over some seemingly spineless moments with each of them concerning friends/acquaintances who were getting into bad situations. I was trying real hard not to yell at my book that they needed to give the sucktastic people a good set down. His thankfully resolved in a satisfactory way that had me giving a firm head nod. not quite but it didn't ruin the read. There was also a wandering hymen that didn't quite know where it should be. lol 

Overall, though, The Earl's Return was a fun read that had me smitten and anxious for these two to figure things out and capture what seemed to be an impossible and unlikely romance. Hutton knows how to write a fascinating tale that'll leave a little sparkle in your eye. 

London, 1819. Four years ago, Darius, the Earl of Redgrave fled London two weeks before his wedding to Lady Mary’s sister and married another woman. Now a widower, he has returned to seek a new wife.

At first, Lady Mary doesn’t recognize the handsome lord as the cad who ran out on her sister. After giving him the cut direct in a London ballroom, she finds herself running into him everywhere she goes, and fighting a forbidden attraction. Not only has Mary sworn off men, Redgrave is so very wrong for her. But she cannot stop thinking of his kisses. Redgrave means to stay away from Mary but it is impossible. Passion between two people who can never be together is a dangerous game.


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