Published by NYLA on November 6th 2012
Genres: Adult, Historical Romance, Romance
An original short story from New York Times bestselling author of historical romance, Suzanne Enoch…
Geoffrey Kerick, the Earl of Vashton, has had marriage-minded ladies flung at him for the past two years—since he inherited his brother’s title and wealth—which is much less amusing than when they were simply flinging themselves into his bed for fun.
However, this particular invitation for a country house party in Devonshire he accepts with alacrity; because this time someone has caught his eye.
Theodora Meacham is resigned to being second; a second daughter, second in beauty, and a distant second in charm. Knowing that the irritating Lord Vashton is coming to Beldath Hall to woo her sister, Theo is, for once, quite happy to remain detached from the silliness. But Lord Vashton isn't precisely the boor she expects. Even more surprising, he seems determined to ignore her sister…in favor of her!
Can two people who are perfectly ill-suited find that two wrongs do make a right?
I’ve been wanting to read something by Suzanne Enoch for a long time, but have never got around to it. While I was browsing my library’s Overdrive site, looking for something to read, I came across Good Earl Hunting by Suzanne Enoch. It’s a short story, but I’ve really been fond of novellas these days, and the premise really appealed to me. And you guys, I loved Good Earl Hunting!
Good Earl Hunting is about Theodora Meacham, who is used to being over-looked. Everyone is more focused on her “more lovely” sister. When her family hosts a house party with the hopes of Geoffrey Kerick, the Earl of Vashton falling for Annabel, Theodora’s sister, Theodora is less than thrilled. Theodora took a disliking to Geoffrey at a previous party, and she isn’t too happy about him possibly becoming her brother-in-law. However, Geoffrey didn’t come to the party to get to know Annabel, he came to get to know Theodora.
You guys, this was such a cute story. It is very short, only around 50 pages, but I think it really worked. I fell in love with Theodora right away. I loved how, when she ran into Geoffrey, she wasn’t at all afraid to speak her mind. Never mind that he was a respected peer of the realm. It was just so wonderful. And I loved that Geoffrey was fascinated with Theodora. So many ladies were always trying to impress him, but Theodora certainly wasn’t interested. He knew that if Theodora did end up falling for him, it wouldn’t be because of his title.
If you’re looking for a quick read, try out Good Earl Hunting by Suzanne Enoch. I can’t wait to read more of Suzanne Enoch’s books.
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