Here’s a quick review of the book To Wed a Wicked Earl by Olivia Parker. I was craving a marriage of convenience story where the hero has loved the heroine for a long time, and this scratched the itch very well.To Wed a Wicked Earl by Olivia Parker
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I really loved the chemistry and emotion between Rothbury and Charlotte. Honestly that’s what made the entire book. There were a few things that kept this from being even better. The plot happens to be a lot of hijinks that don’t connect all that well. As much as I loved how the characters handled everything and their love grew, the actual plot felt silly, especially towards the end. Also I felt it was lacking an explanation of why Rothbury loved Charlotte for years. Obviously there doesn’t need to be an explaination of why love happens, because we love who we love, but I wanted to see some moment in their past that engendered those feelings. My last little qualm was that, especially at the start of the story, the timeline was confusing. For example, Rothbury and Charlotte agree to be friends, then in the next chapter she’s breaking into his room saying they’ve been friends for month, have talked, planned etc. and we barely know anything about it. It was discombobulating. But still, a great pining romance can make me ignore a lot of flaws and I really adored Rothbury’s somewhat unrequited love.
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