The Earl I Ruined
Book 2, The Secrets of Charlotte Street
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She’s beautiful, rich, and reckless…
When Lady Constance Stonewell accidentally ruins the Earl of Apthorp’s entire future with her gossip column, she does what any honorable young lady must: offer her hand in marriage. Or, at the very least, stage a whirlwind fake engagement to repair his reputation. Never mind that it means spending a month with the dullest man in England. Or the fact that he disapproves of everything she holds dear.
He’s supposedly the most boring politician in the House of Lords...
Julian Haywood, the Earl of Apthorp, is on the cusp of finally proving himself to be the man he’s always wanted to be when his future is destroyed in a single afternoon. When the woman he’s secretly in love with confesses she’s at fault, it isn’t just his life that is shattered: it’s his heart.
They have a month to clear his name and convince society they are madly in love…
But when Constance discovers her faux-intended is decidedly more than meets the eye—not to mention adept at shocking forms of wickedness—she finds herself falling for him.
There’s only one problem: he can’t forgive her for breaking his heart.
Enjoyed Constance and Julian
Enjoyed the story of Constance and Julian because it was well written, entertaining and kept me wondering what she would fo next to top the last antic. They are two people who have secretly felt deeply for each other without letting the other one know their feelings. Instead they both were very cutting in their remarks to each other. There is s HEA but a lot happens first, including her exposing him to public ridicule, then proposing a fake engagement, her manipulation of people to see things the way she wants and their each acknowledging their true feelings. It is an entertaining story with s lot of “what next” to keep your attention. I would recommend this as s good read and definitely worth your time.
Okay, not great
The first book in this series was very good! I was not impressed with this book though. It was almost as if it was written by a different author.
The male lead was a good character and his story line was fairly well developed. The female lead was beyond annoying and full of herself, even if two-thirds of the way through the book we find out it is all an act. She doesn't change her ways, even though she knows she is superficial, self absorbed and annoying.
The story line left me with several unanswered questions and the feeling that after a while the two main characters would realize that they really don't like each other all that much and the only thing they have in common is in the bedroom.
The ending made no sense at all. It really did seem like it was written by someone else.
I highly recommend the first book, but this one is a take it or leave it kind. This story does not advance the previous story in any way.