Friday, March 23, 2018

#BookReview: Capturing the Earl's Love by Jane Lark

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From Kindle bestselling Historical romance author, Jane Lark, comes a brand new FREE novella to accompany her breathtaking Marlow Intrigues series.

This novella tells the story of secondary characters from The Illicit Love of a Courtesan...

Rupert Stanforth, Earl of Morton, is exasperated by his sister's choice of friend. Meredith Divine clings, using Rowena's plain appearance as a foil for her auburn curls and fuller figure. He would break the friendship, but the more he complains, the more time the girls spend together. Ceasing his disagreement, he hopes the friendship will die, believing Meredith will take a wrong step soon...

Meredith clings to her only friend, Lady Rowena Stanforth, despite the disgusted looks thrown by Rowena's proud, judgmental brother. Lord Morton cannot abide Meredith because of her low standing, but Meredith's heart favours him . . . then in his single act of kindness, Meredith grasps an opportunity she cannot resist... 
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Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆   |   Obtained from: Personal Kindle Library   |   Read: March 12, 2018
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Not one, but two authors have recently come out to discuss the financial side of publishing and while I agree the creative geniuses who fuel the machine are underpaid, I have to admit that I am also poor and refuse to be shamed over buying books when they are on sale or browsing Amazon’s freebie listings. I do want I can, but I have a budget because I too have bills and need to stretch my funds as far as possible.

My propensity for pinching pennies may sound irrelevant, but I promise, I have a point. You see, I picked up Jane Lark’s Capturing the Earl’s Love and The Desperate Love of a Lord for absolutely nothing. I’d no experience with the author, but literature that is freely distributed from a legitimate vendor isn’t something to be ignored, especially for readers with modest checking accounts.

Now assuming you’re not disgusted by the awful truth behind my acquisition of Capturing the Earl’s Love, you might be wondering how I fared. Free literature can’t be all that good, can it? On the contrary my friends, it can be very, very good indeed.

At only sixty-nine pages, Capturing the Earl’s Love takes no time at all to read, but what it contains blew me clean off my feet. A male narrator? An age-gap? Tangible heat? Emotional culpability for one’s impulsive actions? Lark’s writing packed an undeniably imaginative punch that left me eager for more, which was convenient as I happened to have The Desperate Love of a Lord immediately available...

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"When Rupert took a wife, which would not be for a few years yet, he wished for someone who would bring him contentment. A woman he would not argue with, someone quiet, who would be willing to make his home, and perhaps his bed, comfortable, and manage all else without needing to refer to him."
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