I'm really excited to be a part of the Blog Tour for This Earl of Mine (The Bow Street Bachelor's #1) by Kate Bateman. Thanks so much to St. Martin's Press for providing me with a free copy for honest review. Thanks also to the publisher and Kate Bateman for letting me be a part of this fun tour. I love a good historical romance, so I was excited to read this new series by Kate Bateman.
Title: This Earl of Mine (The Bow Street Bachelor's #1)
Author: Kate Bateman
Published by: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Released: October 29, 2019
Source: Review Copy from Publisher
Synopsis: The first book in a new Regency romance series, an heiress and a rogue accidentally end up in a secret marriage of convenience.
In a desperate bid to keep her fortune out of her cousin's hands, shipping heiress Georgiana Caversteed marries a condemned criminal in Newgate prison. The scoundrel's first kiss is shockingly heated, but Georgie never expects to see her husband again. Until she spots him across a crowded ballroom. Notorious rogue Benedict Wylde never expected a wife. He was in Newgate undercover, working for Bow Street. To keep their marriage of convenience a secret, Wylde courts Georgie in public, but the more time they spend together, the more their attraction sparks. Could an heiress with the world at her feet find happiness with a penniless rake? Kate Bateman's This Earl of Mine is a delightful start to the Bow Street Bachelors series, with witty banter, dynamic characters, and swoon-worthy romance. (Synopsis from Goodreads)
My Thoughts: Oh the schemes, the plans, how it all backfires on poor Georgiana Caversteed. It was fun to watch though. Georgie is a woman that needs to find a way to keep control of her father's shipping company without having to give it all away to a husband. Her plan is to marry a condemned convict, and when he's out of her hair, the company and money is all hers. It's a good plan, until things go awry. Her criminal husband is not who she thought he was, and he is very intrigued by her.
I enjoyed this story a lot. It's the start of a new series and I'd definitely be interested in reading more of it. This Earl of Mine is a mix of mystery and romance, which I think worked very well. I loved the romantic tension between Georgie and Benedict and I was also caught up in the mystery.
Kate Bateman's writing is really fun to read. I loved the back and forth between Georgie and Ben. They had a lot of chemistry together. The way they came together was just a lot of fun.
I really liked this first installment of the Bow Street Bachelors. It had all the steamy romance I needed, a great mystery, and two leads who were meant for each other. I definitely plan on reading more in this series.
Kate Bateman, (also writing as K. C. Bateman), is the #1 bestselling author of historical romances, including her RITA® nominated Renaissance romp, The Devil To Pay, and the novels in the Secrets & Spies series To Steal a Heart, A Raven’s Heart, and A Counterfeit Heart. When not writing novels that feature feisty, intelligent heroines and sexy, snarky heroes you want to both strangle and kiss, Kate works as a fine art appraiser and on-screen antiques expert for several popular TV shows in the UK. She splits her time between Illinois and her native England. Follow her on Twitter to learn more.
Thanks so much for stopping by my Blog Tour Stop for This Earl of Mine by Kate Bateman. Thanks so much to St. Martin's Press and Kate Bateman for letting me be a part of this fun tour and providing me with a free review copy. I'm definitely ready for more Bow Street Bachelors.