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This Earl of Mine

Bow Street Bachelors, Book 1
Written by: Kate Bateman
Narrated by: Beverley A. Crick
Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins

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Publisher's Summary

Introducing the Bow Street Bachelors - men who work undercover for London’s first official police force - and the women they serve to protect...and wed?

Will a false marriage...

Shipping heiress Georgiana Caversteed is done with men who covet her purse more than her person. Even worse than the ton’s lecherous fortune hunters, however, is the cruel cousin determined to force Georgie into marriage. If only she could find a way to be...widowed? Georgie hatches a madcap scheme to wed a condemned criminal before he’s set to be executed. All she has to do is find an eligible bachelor in prison to marry her, and she’ll be free. What could possibly go wrong?

...Lead to true and lasting love?

Benedict William Henry Wylde, scapegrace second son of the late Earl of Morcott and well-known rake, is in Newgate prison undercover, working for Bow Street. Georgie doesn’t realize who he is when she marries him - and she most certainly never expects to bump into her very-much-alive, and very handsome, husband of convenience at a society gathering weeks later. Soon Wylde finds himself courting his own wife, hoping to win her heart since he already has her hand. But how can this seductive rogue convince brazen, beautiful Georgie that he wants to be together...until actual death do they part?

©2019 Kate Bateman (P)2019 Recorded Books

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  • karen
  • 02-11-19

Exciting Story /Great Characters

This is a new author and I am glad I gave the book a try. I was so rewarded.
The story was interesting. The way the H/H met and married was a new one...and in keeping with a smart heroine. I liked this, as she did what needed to be done and nothing seemed to be out of character. The hero is wonderful, and not a rich lord, as is the "standard". He is also not a fortune hunter, but a man with a real job, just trying to make a life for himself. I really liked him, and not just for how he looks. Both of them are likable and you want the best for them....and they get it.
The story has complexity and adventure, so it keeps your interest. The relationship develops and I enjoy when you travel along, learning and advancing with the characters. The end is the only issue, as it wraps up a little too conveniently, but it's at the very end, so does not bother me.
The narration is great and I bought it as she is one of my favorites. Good job and the story gives her a lot to work with as there are several accents to master.
The hero has 2 friends that are funny and loyal. The first books sets up for the next 2 . I can hardly wait! Looking forward to more from this author.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-04-20

Not Sexy!

The characters are one dimensional caricatures. The hero is supposed to be sexy because he's a brawny army guy, the foil to the buffoon of a poet. What's wrong with a literary man? How is war sexy?? Also, the descriptions of intimacy are cringeworthy. A woman's parts are described as "the middle hole" and sex is called "coitus," a term that should only be used in medical journals, and maybe not even there. The guy "kneads" her breasts like bread dough. I tuned out on purpose. There are plenty of books in this genre that have decent character development and steamy scenes that don't make you embarrassed for the author.

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  • Kathy Hughes
  • 02-02-20

cleverly written

Love this book. found myself laughing out loud great characters. can't wait for the second book of the series

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  • Belinda C
  • 30-11-19

Earl of Mine

Excellent narration, lots of action for both hero and heroine. Many characters made it a little hard for me to identify who'd who, but I did enjoy this audio.

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  • 🎧 Jhommie Kem-ing
  • 03-11-19

This Earl of Mine by Kate Bateman

This was my most anticipated read for this quarter and it truly did not disappoint! I love everything about this book and Ben. A must read and everyone will surely enjoy and fall in love. ❤

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  • Lydia Leah
  • 06-05-20

Pandemic Distraction

Enjoyed listenung to the story and the narrator while keeping busy since I'm trapped inside the house.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-04-20

Slow to follow :(

Started strong with a good premise. Began to drag 1/4 the way into story. Found my self putting aside and reading something else before picking up again. I was disappointed and skipped through some of the chapters. If a little less wordy the story may have held more of my attention. If a story catches my attention, I won't put it down. . . .

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  • JanHet
  • 08-03-20

Exciting Romance!

This is a new author for me. I enjoyed the audio version very much. I think the narrator was good and good for the story. The plot had enough zing that me wonder how it would all work out. I will be waiting for the stories for Benedict's friends, they are sure to be just as exciting. If you love strong hero types and strong heroine types, then you won't go wrong with "This Earl of Mine"

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  • Bianca
  • 05-03-20

An Unexpected Surprise

I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this novel. The heroine was clever and adventurous and there was very little of that typical overbearing maleness that she "falls in love with anyway" as seen in an endless supply of other novels. Grateful for the lack of it! Their chemistry is great and so steamy. Without giving anything away, I wish it hadn't ended so abruptly and the title felt... off?? There were numerous occasions where I laughed out loud. Definitely worth the credit and would absolutely listen to more from this author.

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  • Scout Clearwater
  • 17-02-20

A Surprise

Not formulaic at all. It's performance served the novel well. Will look out for more work by Bateman and Crick.