You're the Earl That I Want

You're the Earl That I Want

Kelly Bowen / Dec 11, 2019

You re the Earl That I Want THE EARL DOTH PROTEST For businessman Heath Hextall inheriting an earldom has been a damnable nuisance The answer find a well bred biddable woman to keep his life in order and observe the required

  • Title: You're the Earl That I Want
  • Author: Kelly Bowen
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  • THE EARL DOTH PROTEST .For businessman Heath Hextall, inheriting an earldom has been a damnable nuisance The answer find a well bred, biddable woman to keep his life in order and observe the required social niceties But it s always been clear that Lady Josephine Somerhall is not that woman Once a shy slip of a girl, Joss is now brilliant, beautiful chaos in a ballTHE EARL DOTH PROTEST .For businessman Heath Hextall, inheriting an earldom has been a damnable nuisance The answer find a well bred, biddable woman to keep his life in order and observe the required social niceties But it s always been clear that Lady Josephine Somerhall is not that woman Once a shy slip of a girl, Joss is now brilliant, beautiful chaos in a ball gown BUT THE LADY KNOWS BESTIn her heart, Joss has always loved Heath, the one person she s always been able to count on That doesn t mean she wants to marry him though Without a husband, Joss can do as she pleases and now, it pleases her to solve the mystery of an encoded file given to Heath by a dying man It s put Heath in peril once, and Joss won t let that happen again She ll do what she must to ensure the earl s safety And to remind him that what she lacks in convention, she makes up for in passion.

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      • Kelly Bowen

        Kelly Bowen grew up in Manitoba, Canada She worked her way through her teenage years as a back country trail guide and ranch hand She attended the University of Manitoba and earned a Master of Science degree in veterinary physiology and endocrinology.But it was Kelly s infatuation with history and a weakness for a good love story that led her down the path of historical romance When she is not writing, she seizes every opportunity to explore ruins and battlefields.Currently, Kelly lives in Winnipeg with her husband and two boys, all of whom are wonderfully patient with the writing process Except, that is, when they need a goalie for street hockey.


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    1. Not one of my friends has rated this below 4 stars, so I guess take what I say with a grain of salt and remember, different strokes for different folks :)I really liked the second book in this series A Good Rogue is Hard to Find and I really did not like this one.What pretty much killed it for me was the heroine. Look I love a good strong woman but I also like Historical romance. These two aspects can definitely co-exist but please don't put a contemporary woman in a historical setting, which I [...]


    2. Having enjoyed Kelly Bowen's last book - A Good Rogue is Hard to Find - I'd marked her down as a new author to watch and was keen to read more from her. In You're the Earl That I Want (and would somebody PLEASE STOP with the stupid, cutesy titles that aren't cute so much as they are irritating!), she concludes her Lords of Worth trilogy with another deftly-written, fast-paced, fun story featuring a couple of attractive protagonists, lively dialogue and slightly improbable plot.Heath Hextall is a [...]


    3. Now this is what I call a worthwhile historical romance!!The heroine is wonderful! So full of life and so determinate to do the right thig not only for herself for for others too! I just loved her!The hero, Heath was great too! He's known Joss all her life, but he's still surprised with her actions! And that's wonderful to read! He's bewildered by her every time! I loved that!!The backstory of their romance is interesting and well done, even if a little bt too fantastic, but still well executed! [...]


    4. This review was originally posted on Addicted To Romance Summary  Heath Hextall considers being an Earl a pain and a bother and he would much prefer working on his business than dealing with members of the Ton. All he needs now is an amiable wife to take care of his domestic matters so that he can focus on his shipyard and his business affairs. Even though he is attempting to court a lovely and biddable but intelligent woman, except there is one problem: he can't stop thinking about one woman, [...]


    5. 4.25 StarsI received a free eARC of this book from Forever via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.I have read two other stories in the Lords of Worth series and really enjoyed them. Kelly Bowen has a subtle writing style and an adept hand at characterization which appeals to me. So I had decent expectations for the final book in the series which allows the sexy Earl of Boden to finally get his happy ending.Heath Hextall, Lord Boden, has been a side character for most of the series. His f [...]


    6. “I’ve been spending too much time looking for other things I thought I wanted. Things I thought were the right things and would make me happy. But they didn’t. They never could.”“Oh.” Her voice was barely audible. “But Lady Rebecca---”“Has found her own happiness. I want you, Josephine Somerhall. On whatever terms you wish. It’s only ever been you.”Ahh, so lovely *twirls*Everything about this book worked for me: the heroine, the hero, their romance, even the madcap adventur [...]


    7. 3,5 stars! While I enjoyed the other two books more, Joss made this book great for me.I didn't care much for Heath at first, but as he stopped being so annoying and actually listened to Joss I began to warm up to him.I didn't care much for the mystery but since it brought Joss and Heath together I tried to follow with an open mind lol. I'm a sucker for the friends to lovers trope and while this one wasn't the best I've read, I did love how Heath stopped seeing the little girl he remembered Joss [...]


    8. A nice addition to this series. I liked the heroine, Joss, who was brilliant, spoke many languages and could work out cryptic code- yep, she was even a good shot with pistols! The hero, Heath, was a bit of a stuffed shirt at first, but of course she brought him around and after some adventures and some neat, witty banter, we have our well-deserved HEA. Only please, Ms Bowen, do not use "ass" for "arse"- I am immediately transported into modern-day America. Very confusing! Oh, and people do not " [...]


    9. As much as I want to like this book and think it can be a perfect romance novel for certain readers, since I don't like bashing authors that are currently alive and don't have a bestseller, the convenient plot devices are simply infuriating.


    10. Appealing characters, a fast-moving plot, snappy dialogue, and a couple of childhood frienemies falling in love make this a very enjoyable read.


    11. See Kyra's review of this obnoxious 20/21 c heroine as a reminder not to read this.Shudders!


    12. 3.5 stars / C ratingRead a Tempting Teaser on Fiction Vixen: fictionvixen/tempting-teasFull review to come SOON!————————————————And now 1+ year later Yeah, accidentally forgot to come back to this, which probably speaks volumes in and of itself. Another thing is that I browsed review after review, trying to trigger a memory of what it was that I did and did not like about the book And nothing!!! And geez, I'm only 30, don't even have an excuse.Okay, so I do reme [...]


    13. Oh Joss your man takes things out of context, or you just get your wording mixed up, “I used a soap in my travels that was made with the flower and coconut oil combined. It was the most heavenly thing I’ve ever put against my bare skin. I immediately thought of you.” Heath stopped abruptly in the middle of the dance floor, and the dancers around them grumbled at the obstruction" Heath and Joss were the perfect match, they complimented each other beautifully, I loved the back and forth bant [...]


    14. I forgot to even update that I finished this book. Ok. SO. I actually LOOOOOOVED Joss. She was an amazing heroine. The problem was that this book was entirely bogged down by plot plot plot that I didn't care for. I wished Joss and Heath had a more personal involvement in the plot, but it just seemed like they were on this adventure for the sake of a plot. So. Yeah. It sucks, because all the Joss/Heath parts where it was just them was brilliant, but everything else was so boring.


    15. *I received an ARC, in exchange for an honest review.* After recently reading and reviewing the novella that precedes this book, I was really looking forward to seeing if the author could capture my attention with a full-length novel. Of course, it helped that the hero of this book was Heath, the brother of the novella’s heroine. Plus, the synopsis promised a lady solving a mystery using intelligence and independence. So of course I was definitely all-in. And luckily for me, “You’re the Ea [...]


    16. I received an ARC of this book from the Publisher, via Netgalley, this does not affect my opinion of this book or the content of my review.I broke a personal cardinal rule here, I started in the middle of a series. Now I didn’t realize it was a series when I requested it, the heroine just intrigued me so I grabbed it. But when I went to put it into to track it, I definitely saw that it was a series. The heroine, “brilliant, beautiful chaos in a ball gown” still demanded I read her though [...]


    17. Potentially I think that this book held a foundation to be a grand romance and instead I can't help, but to feel disappointed by the finished product.My biggest fault with this story is the bold fact that the hero and the heroine seemed to have switched places. I felt like Joss, the heroine was more of the hero than Heath really was. Joss took the lead in the relationship, she fought to protect Heath and the love that she possessed for him was real. This might have worked had this idea equally b [...]


    18. Kelly Bowen has become an automatic buy for me. I have really enjoyed this series. This story features Joss, the Duke of Worth's sister, and his best friend Heath, Lord Boden. Joss is smart, independent and has been in love with Heath since she was 5. Heath tries to be a proper lord and avoid scandal but can't resist Joss. Along the way there is a murder, a mystery and a childhood love that survived through the years apart. Joss's mother, the Dowager Duchess of Worth (a wonderful secondary chara [...]


    19. Oh, Kelly Bowen, how I adore your books. Yay for me that You’re the Earl That I Want delivers with intrigue, chemistry and humor. Because we have the best friend’s little sister trope (love this one), a mystery that truly drives the plot, and of course, the infamous chickens. For those of you who have read prior books, you know what I’m talking about. For those who haven’t, all I can say without spoiling the reading experience, is that I love the chickens almost as much as the hero/heroi [...]


    20. Posted on What I'm ReadingI have been reading You're the Earl That I Want by Kelly Bowen. This is a third book in The Lords of Worth series. The stories have been good and cleverly written. They really aren't your typical romance. In todays selection we find a girl who has been in love with her brother's best friend since she was little. If that wasn't all, we also find ourselves in the midst of danger, so lets get started.Heath Hextall, the new Earl of Boden, he has decided he needs a wife. Not [...]


    21. I specifically DIDN'T read the first two in this series because the blurbs and reviews hinted at them being over the top and ridiculous. And i honestly don't know why i expected this one to be any different. But then again, I'm a sucker for childhood friends become lovers romances. I just can't resist them. I was immediately turned off by the hero. He seemed aloof and unlikable. Not in the likable, charmingway, oh no. He was just plain boring. In a group of friends that usually get into HILARIOU [...]


    22. openbooksociety/article/yoBrought to you by OBS reviewer UnaLady Josephine Summerhall is unusual for the time period. She doesn’t want to get married. As she puts it so eloquently she certainly doesn’t want a life where her main duties would be to plan the next meal, run the house and produce an heir and a spare. Joss as she is known to family and friends is well travelled, well educated, can speak many languages and can shoot when necessary. Joss has always loved Heath Hextall however when [...]


    23. This was my first book by Kelly Bowen and, based on this, I think I have found a new author. For fans of historical novels featuring clever, educated women and gritty mysteries.Heath Hextall has gone from the son of a soap maker to the Duke of Boden after the unfortunate deaths of several relatives. Unfortunately both his father's soap business and the Dukedom were drowning in debt and old-fashioned ideas. He has spent much of his adult life rescuing both and it has taken over his life. So, he d [...]


    24. If you like an exciting story with superb characters and lots of action, this is for you!Lady Josephine Somerhall is back from abroad after 10 years, and she sees her childhood friend Heath Hextall at a ball. Heath, now Earl of Boden, works hard at his business as well as rebuilding his earldom, but his reason for attending the ball is to find a wife: a sweet, gentle woman who will manage his household and not disturb his life. He has always loved Josephine – Joss – dearly but he would never [...]


    25. Originally published on My Book Musings.Reading about Heath and Joss made me feel comfortable, and like I was meeting up with friends I haven't seen in a long time. Weird, I know, but they made me feel that way.I didn't myself attracted to Heath, but I did find him perfect for Joss. It was amusing for me how Heath and Joss viewed their childhood friendship differently. While Heath thought he had been mean to Joss and that she was pesky, Joss viewed him as somewhat of her refuge. This also served [...]


    26. I do like a heroine that is different. Joss was no shrinking violet. She has been all over the world. She speaks a lot of languages. She loves math and books. She says what she wants to, even when she really should not.Heath is a proper gentleman, who wants to marry a proper lady who can raise his family and if she is easy to talk to then that is a good thing. He may be an earl, but he comes from trade. And you know how low that is.Heath is best friends with her brother, so that is how they meet [...]


    27. 4.25 Stars. I really enjoyed this one. Had a good romance between Jess and Heath, as well as a good mystery. The secondary romance between Ben and Rebecca I wish could have been done in a novella or a full romance because I kept wanting to know about how they connected and what they got up do when no one was looking. (I know what they got up to, but I wanted deets. ;-) The cast of characters also kept trying to take over the story with their antics. I would have liked to have know why Jess never [...]


    28. I am giving this book my highest recommendation because I enjoyed it as much as the other two books I have read from her. Kelly's books have such genuine heart wrenching emotion. Her stories are full of adventure and mystery that takes your intellect into account while the plot moves along at a great pace. Joss and Heath are amazing characters who thought they knew what they wanted from life until they meet again after years apart. Both independent individuals with incredible strength of charact [...]


    29. For a historical romance, Joss was extremely progressive. She defied convention at every turn, knew a little bit about everything, and she was genuinely smart. The thing I liked the most about Joss was that she was so smart and brave but she never threw that in anyone’s face. Sure, she gave the hero a hefty dose of good-natured teasing at firstRead the full review AND author Q&A on Kindles & Wine HERERating: ANote: Review copy courtesy of the publisher via NetGalley.


    30. I won this book as a first read from !!I wanted a book that I could just read. I didn't want to concentrate, I didn't want to have to really think about what I was readingI just wanted to read and enjoy a good story. I remembered that I had received this book and sat down with it. I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I think the characters were colorful and believable and the story its self was interesting, well put together and entertaining. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys [...]


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