Book: “IF THE EARL ONLY KNEW”
By Amanda Forester
Series: Daring Marriages, Book 1
Reviewed by: Barb Batlan-Massabrook ( Tartan Book Reviews)
Heat Rating: Hot
Overall Rating: 5/5 stars
This is the first book in the regency sensational new Daring Marriages series by bestselling author Amanda Forester. I have previously read all her Scottish historical romance which are wonderful. She still writes them as well, look for her next one coming out in January of 2017 titled “My Highland Rebel. This is my first regency by Ms. Forester and she wowed me once again, though not surprising with her amazing talent at storytelling!
In 1797 Lady Katherine Ashton (Kate) was wrongfully forced into debtors prison with her twin brother Robert now Earl of Darington. They were only twelve years old. All because their inheritance had been stolen and they were now orphans! On top of that the siblings were separated because of being male and female. Luckily one of their families servants got them released but it still causes nightmares!
From there they went to open sea adventure to recoup their losses and by less then honest means. Kate knows her re-entrance into society won't be an easy task due to her bad lucky and how she had to fight to survive.
John Arlington, The Earl of Wynbrook finds society women dull and boring. His attraction to Kate is pretty instant though they do have a shared past. As she is everything opposite of the society women he detests. He is totally captivated but also finds her a bit of challenge not to say they don't bump heads. Yet Kate only plans to remain in London a short time to start a new business venture. Will she stay or will she go? You will have to read to find out.
A fast paced page turner with so many twists and turns that I just couldn't put this book down. I loved Kate's independence and no nonsense attitude. Plus the attraction between the h/h was sizzling and so much fun to read! I can't wait wait for the next book where her brother Robert will get a book. As always Amanda Forrester wrote another magnificent story that readers will absolutely love.