Of course, Madeline Martin would find a way to put a sexy highlander into a Regency book 🙂
Earl of Benton
Wicked Earls’ Club #9
by Madeline Martin
Publisher: Madeline Martin
Release Date: March 6, 2018
Genre: Scottish / Regency Historical Romance
Format Read: Kindle
Source: Author for Review
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Reviewed by Megan
Every time I pick up one of Madeline Martin’s books, my heart gets shredded. She creates such characters that they find a way to get under my skin and make me care so much about them. I then find myself on the edge of my seat when they get into trouble, praying they get out of it. And her happy endings…they bring tears to my eyes every time. (Is this where I use “all the feels”?)
Emma and Alistair were no different. I loved how perfect they were together, even when they weren’t together. And when they were…wow! I really enjoyed seeing Emma as such an innocent person. It really suited her character that she was sheltered, protected, a virgin. I almost got to see the world in a fresh way through her eyes.
I felt for Emma and her plight immediately. Her creepy uncle is trying to force her to marry his son so that they can control her wealth, basically. And she wants nothing to do with it. So, when the book opens with a murder of a servant who was mistaken for Emma and we see just how far her uncle is willing to go to get her money, it is easy to feel for her and want everything to work out in her favor. And, of course, I wanted her uncle to get what was coming to him.
I thought Alistair’s mom, Madge, was incredibly entertaining. She hates the English. Emma is English. You see where I am going with this? I wanted to smack her upside the head a few times but ultimately ended up liking her.
The pacing on this book was perfect. There were no lulls and I actually read two-thirds of it in the middle of the night because I got so sucked in and just couldn’t put it down.
The more I read of Madeline Martin’s books, the more I love historical fiction.
Disclaimer: As with many romances, this one is 18+ due to some mild sexual content.
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