Thursday, January 8, 2015

Review 'The Earl I Adore' by Erin Knightley Wembley is about to discover two hard truths: When planning a rushed betrothal, one must not be picky; and when the perfect earl happens by, one must not be shy....

After receiving word that her sister has eloped, even ever-optimistic Sophie has trouble staying positive. She needs to secure her future before the scandal destroys her prospects, although she doesn’t relish the idea of a hasty marriage. But her longtime crush has just shown up for the summer festival in Bath. He may be the key to avoiding disgrace and getting a happily ever after…if she can bring herself to pursue him.

John “Evan” Fairfax, Earl of Evansleigh, is one of the most popular bachelors in the ton. However, his easygoing ways hide a dark past he’s determined to keep secret. Evan has always kept acquaintances at arm’s length for self-preservation, but there’s something irresistible about Sophie…and her seductive charms may well sway the confirmed bachelor to seize a chance at love.

My Review:

They often say you mustn’t judge a book on its cover. Even though I don’t dislike the cover of ‘The Earl I Adore’, it also didn’t really wow me when I first saw it. I do think it fits perfectly to the Regency Romance genre. After I read the book description I felt more excited about reading this one and soon I began reading.

‘The Earl I Adore’ honestly blew my mind. Soon I completely fell in love with the Summer Music Festival, in which this book mostly takes place, and I didn’t want to stop reading. The main character Sophie Wembley is easy to love. She is a hopeless romantic and really wants to marry a man she loves and not just because it’s the correct thing to do. Sophie is passionate, she loves talking and often says too much, especially since woman in that time weren’t really allowed to say everything, and she is also shy. Sophie has had a longtime crush on the gorgeous Earl of Evansleigh, John ‘Evan’ Fairfax but unfortunately every time she sees him, she doesn’t know what to say.

After Sophie’s sister disgraces the family by eloping, Sophie is forced to find a man to marry soon. That is, if she wants to save her families legacy and name. When Sophie learns the Earl is in town she and her friends decide it’s time for Sophie to try to pursue him. It will be the last chance for Sophie to marry a man she loves. But shy Sophie isn’t sure if she’s able to be charming and seductive. And the Earl doesn’t even seem to notice Sophie. Fortunately this changes after the Earl tries to escape a dance with a really obnoxious woman.

This book is very well written and it never gets boring. I loved the Earl. Even though he is one of the most popular bachelors in town he isn’t arrogant about it. He really is just a very nice and loveable guy. But nobody knows the reason behind the Earl bachelors status. The Earl has a big secret and he always kept people at arm’s length. But Sophie is different than other girls out there, and soon the Earl starts to notice her more.
I loved the romance in this book. I really couldn’t stop reading because I just really wanted to know if Sophie and the Earl would be together. I’ve read other Regency Romance books, but only a view where able to really grab me. This one really did. I loved it and I just didn’t want it to end.

I would recommend this book to every other Regency Romance lover out there, but also to people who haven’t ever read a Regency Romance. This book is all you could ever want in a romance book and not boring at all. I loved the dances, the balls and the parties and I really recommend it. I can’t wait to read more books by Erin Knightley.

My Rating:


Praise for 'The Earl I Adore':

"Charmingly sweet and tender..."
-Publishers Weekly

"One of the most beautifully crafted romances I've read in years.'
- Jillian Hunter

"Charming, sensitive, and compassionate, this tale is Knightley at her best."
-RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars

"This sweet treat of a romance will entrance you with its delicious humor and delectable characters."
-Sabrina Jeffries

About the Author:


Though she is now a USA TODAY Bestselling Author, Erin Knightley's path to becoming a novelist was far from linear. Despite being an avid reader and closet writer her whole life, Erin decided to pursue a sensible career in science. It was only after earning her B.S. and working in the field for years that she realized doing the sensible thing wasn't any fun at all. Following her dreams, Erin left her practical side behind and now spends her days writing, her mind happily in the Regency period as she types away on her very modern laptop. Together with her tall, dark, and handsome husband and their three spoiled mutts, she is living her own Happily Ever After in North Carolina.

For more about her award-winning and best-selling novels -- or to see a picture of her wrapped in Mr. Darcy, er, Colin Firth's arms -- visit her website, Facebook and Twitter. Or sign up for Erin's newsletter. 

Many thanks to Clara Diaz and Little, Brown Book Group for giving me the opportunity to read this amazing book.


  1. Ooh sounds like an interesting read..Nicely reviewed Maureen. :)
    Adding it to my TBR now!

    -Nikita @Njkinny's World of Books & Stuff

    1. Thank you! :D It's an amazing book and if you love this genre or even only the romance genre, this book is definitely one for you ;)


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