A stubborn nobleman and a wilful young woman are at the heart of bestselling author Amelia Grey’s newest love story.
Can An Improper Proposal
Adam Greyhawke is through with marriage. After losing his wife at a young age, he’s more interested in carousing and gambling at the Heirs’ Club than taking another trip to the altar. When his obligations as the Earl of Greyhawke thrust him into the heart of Society, he dreads the boredom that only a ballroom can inspire in a roguish scoundrel. That is, until he meets a bewitching young woman who captures his curiosity—and reminds him just how delicious desire can be.
Lead To True And Lasting Passion?
Miss Katharine Wright is accustomed to men interested only in her generous dowry. Adam’s attraction is far more powerful—he tests her wits and her courage at every turn, until she finds herself longing to fulfil an everlasting passion she never imagined was possible. But the breathtakingly handsome nobleman is as stubborn as he is scandalous, and Katharine must be the one to convince him that real love is worth any risk…
Despite the mildly sleazy title, this is no porn-fest. Wedding Night With the Earl is your standard Regency romance, complete with language issues! I thought the beginning was strong and it definitely hooked me. However, I found the 30% of the book that came after (devoted to one evening where hero and heroine meet) to drag a little.
There is nothing objectionable here, and while children in books like these can sometimes be irritating, I liked the addition of the little boy. While the “carriage accident” plot point is as common in historical romance as the “traumatised SEAL from Texas” is in contemporary romance, the author found a new take on it.
I am not familiar with this series, but the secondary characters (past heroes and heroines) weren’t too intrusive. I did think there were maybe a few too many people introduced near the start, but I sort of ignored them and got on with the main story!
Some of the characters have pretty ridiculous names, as so often happens when people make up titles for their Regency romances!
Two issues I had:
#1 the run-on sentences. There’re A LOT of them. Paragraph-long sentences with seventy different ideas in them. Do editors not fix these distracting issues?
#2 the English. The characters kept saying “way too many” instead of FAR too many, and it read like 21st century teenagers talking rather than 19th century aristocracy!
There were the usual US-versus-British mistakes, but one I’ve never encountered before in historical romance came up a few times: calling beetroots “beets”.
This is the sort of Regency romance you go to for a comfort read.
Review copy provided by NetGalley.