Thursday, February 26, 2015

Blog Tour - When Good Earls Go Bad by Megan Frampton - Review & Giveaway!

When Good Earls Go Bad:
A Victorian Valentine’s Day Novella
Dukes Behaving Badly # 1.5
By: Meghan Frampton
Releasing February 3rd, 2015
Avon Impulse

Megan Frampton’s Dukes Behaving Badly series is back, though this time it’s an earl who’s meeting his match in this delightfully fun and sexy novella!

What’s a lovely young woman doing asleep in his bed? Matthew, Earl of Selkirk, is shocked to discover it’s his new housekeeper! She’s a far cry from the gray-haired woman he expected. Matthew is no fan of surprises, and Annabelle Tyne is pure temptation. Perhaps he shouldn’t have had her hired sight unseen.

Annabelle, co-owner of the Quality Employment Agency, is no housekeeper, but she wasn’t about to lose a potential client simply because there was no one to fit the bill. Imagine her shock when the Earl arrives at his London townhome and she’s awoken in the night by the most attractive man she’s ever seen.

Matthew is a man who lives life by the rules, but sometimes rules are made to be broken…and being bad can be very, very good.

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My Review
3 Stars!

Every once in a while I love to pick up a novella.  It's not as big of a commitment as a full length book and often times the story is equally satisfying.  As an added bonus, novellas are short so I can read them in a single sitting.  This novella was such a nice little story that kept me entertained for part of an afternoon. 

Annabelle is quite the character.  She says exactly what she is thinking.  When an Earl needs a housekeeper for only month, she takes the position because there are no housekeepers available at her employment agency.  She meets her new employer in a most interesting manner shortly after starting the position.

Matthew lives life by the rules.  He does what he is supposed to do and has his life planned out.  He comes to London for the period of one month to help his uncle make an important business decision.  Matthew doesn't seem bothered at all by Annabelle's chatter or her inability to cook.  He soon wants all of Annabelle's attention.

This was a nice little story that was sometimes a bit silly.  I didn't mind the silly but it did seem like the story tried a little to hard to be funny at times.  I liked Annabelle and Matthew as a couple.  I have read so many stories about Earls that are the center of attention so it was really nice to read about one that was more down to earth and studious.  The scene where they meet for the first time was a lot of fun and I loved the fact that they were both equally affected.  It was also very refreshing to have a female lead character who actually says what she wants. 

I would definitely recommend this novella to fans of historical romance.  This is the first opportunity that I have had to read Megan Frampton's writing but I plan to watch for other stories in the future. 

I received an advance reader edition of this book from Avon Impulse via Edelweiss for the purpose of providing an honest review.

Author Info
Megan Frampton writes historical romance under her own name and romantic women’s fiction as Megan Caldwell. She likes the color black, gin, dark-haired British men, and huge earrings, not in that order. She lives in Brooklyn, NY, with her husband and son.

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  1. omg so funny.. i would be in a shock too.. but nowadays i think cops will be called in first

    1. It was rather funny. I bet the police were really rarely called during this time. So much has changed.


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