Earls Just Want to Have Fun was… a lot of fun!

Posted July 20, 2017 by Berls in Review / 4 Comments

The title Earls Just Want to Have Fun grabbed my attention when it came up as a read for book club – and it turned out to be a really fun book!

I think what I liked most about Earls Just Want to Have Fun was the female main character – Marlowe. She’s not your typical historical romance heroine – she’s not a prim young lady, a secretly scandalous lady, or an experienced widow… She’s a common thief, a pickpocket. She was kidnapped from her life as Lady Elizabeth as a child – a past she doesn’t remember and knows nothing about. So when she gets pulled back into that world, she goes kicking, screaming and biting. Literally. She was hilarious!

And then there’s Dane. He’s a lord, sits on parliament and has no compassion for the poor of England – until Marlowe is hurled into his life. I loved watching her unsettle his assumptions, as much as I loved seeing her devour a meal.

I don’t have a reason for why this isn’t a five star read for me – it just didn’t always hold my attention, as much as I did enjoy it. I wish I had listened to it, as I think it would have been a real treat to hear a good narrator saying things like “bubbies”. It made me laugh and I enjoyed the use of vernacular and slang, but I think I would have enjoyed it even more in audio.

A really enjoyable historical romance, a bit off the beaten path – I recommend Earls Just Want to Have Fun for a fun read.

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Michelle adopted me as part of her blog when I decided to close down my blog, Fantasy is More Fun. The blog was dying, but my love of reading and the blogosphere was still strong as ever - so I found my new home here at Because Reading!

I'm not just a book lover, but a one time author (that hopes to be more in the future), wife, mom to the cutest, happiest, best 2 year old and step-mom to the craziest, sweetest 22 year old on the planet. My family mean everything to me and they appear frequently in the Sunday Post with Berls. So grab a glass of wine and chat books, blogging, and family with me!



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4 responses to “Earls Just Want to Have Fun was… a lot of fun!

    • I’ve read more of the series since then and I have to say the series is a favorite! I love the way Galen messes with rich and poor England! πŸ™‚