Title: The Earl Next Door
Author: Amelia Grey
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Source: Goodreads Giveaway
Release Date: May 28, 2019
I won this book in a GoodReads givaway.
Lady Adeline Wake is many things: a widow, a philanthropist, and a strong woman. What she is not is a prostitute in a high end brothel. But when she first meets Lord Lyonwood, that’s exactly what he mistakes her for. Despite this near-disastrous first meeting, the two find themselves drawn to one another. Neighbors, they keep finding excuses to butt heads with each other, which only inflames their passion.
This was a very sweet book. I love Adeline. She’s very strong and passionate, not just about Lyonwood, but about things she believes in. Her first marriage had been very hard on her, and she is recovering while forging her own way in the world. I loved her friendships between her and the two other widow, Brina and Julia. I also loved her interactions with the girls from the school for underprivileged girls she was starting.
Lord Lyonwood was okay. He didn’t get as much depth as Adeline. The one thing I really liked about him was his relationship with his father. It was loving and supportive. They felt like they admired and respected one another, and that seems to be unusual in these types of books. It always seems the fathers and sons, especially, are contentious and angry with one another, and that wasn’t here.
This was a fast read. There wasn’t much depth to it. The relationship moved quickly, but it progressed in a natural way. I enjoyed reading it and will check out further books in the series.
Three out of Five starsT