I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Earl Next Door (First Comes Love, #1) by Amelia Grey
Series: First Comes Love #1
Published by St. Martin's Paperbacks on May 28, 2019
Genres: Historical, Romance
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What does a Wickedly Wonderful Widow really want? One noble suitor is about to find out. . .
Adeline, Dowager Countess of Wake, is all on her own after her husband’s sudden death. The good news? Losing him allowed her to find herself. Finally, Adeline is free to do, go, and be as she pleases. She cherishes her newfound independence and is not looking for another man to wed. But seeking out a new lover? Well, that is a whole ’nother story. . .
Lord Lyon, son of the two-timing Earl of Marksworth, wishes to have a respectable, loving wife someday. When he meets the beautiful and self-reliant Adeline, Lyon is instantly smitten. But Adeline would rather have the handsome suitor in her bed than to take his hand in marriage. It’s a scandalous proposal—and one that’s hard for Lyon to refuse. Unless the fire of his passion can melt Adeline’s resolve. . .and he can find a way to be the Wickedly Wonderful Widow’s lover for all time?
This was another fun quick read book. A story of two people who keep having the wrong impressions of one another. Until they finally stop looking for the bad in one another and start to let their blooming attraction to each other blossom.
The characters are very likable and funny from the girls in the school to the nosey neighbors and interfering family members. I love the idea that Adeline and the other widows of the disastrous boating accident that left them all widows. Starting a school for the daughters of those on the boat to give them a better chance at life is a great backdrop for this story.