Waiting For an Earl Like You by Alexandra Hawkins


Justin Reeve Netherwood, Earl of Kempthorn—a.k.a. Thorn—has never cared much for his neighbor’s daughter. But his twin brother, Gideon, befriended the wild, reckless, and wholly inappropriate Miss Olivia Lydall in youth, and two have been close ever since. So when Olivia finds herself in a state of romantic conflict and seeks out Gideon for advice, he’s only too pleased to oblige. Only problem: The man Olivia is speaking to is Thorn. And now it’s too late for him to tell Olivia the truth… 

Thorn always believed that Olivia was too smitten with Gideon for her own good. So what’s the harm in steering her away from him? But Thorn’s charade turns out to be anything but harmless once he begins to see Olivia for who she really is: A woman full of spirit and passion…and someone he can’t live without. But how can Thorn claim Olivia’s heart when their deepening connection—and burning desire—is built on lies and deceit?

My Thoughts:

I've followed this series from the beginning and so far this has been my favorite.

Olivia has known the Netherwood twins since she was a young girl. Although its nearly impossible to tell them apart physically, their over all personalities are seemingly opposite. Where Olivia finds Gideon to be charming and kind, she sees his slightly older brother Justin--the Earl of Kempthorn (a.k.a Thorn)--as a stick in the mud.  Not to mention, she can deal without his chastising ways.

Already, I loved Thorn. What can I say? I love the brooding types.

Now, Olivia's long time attachment to Gideon tends to grate on Thorn's nerves. Especially after Olivia mistakenly believes Thorn to be Gideon and the two share a kiss....

Knowing that Olivia dislikes him, Thorn finds himself continuing the charade of often pretending to be his brother simply to steal moments with Olivia. The more he really gets to know her, the more in love he falls, and from Olivia's reaction he believes she feels the same.

But you see, Thorn is in a pickle...he may be falling more and more for Olivia, but Olivia is falling more and more for Gideon?

Now, it simply wouldn't be fair of me to give any more away. However, I can tell you there is a bit of a conspiracy and mystery also involved in this story which added an unexpected twist. If you've followed the entire series, you will also be reunited with several characters.

My Rating: 4 stars

Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages
Expected publication: January 3rd 2017 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
ISBN 1250064740 (ISBN13: 9781250064745)
Edition Language English
Series: Masters of Seduction #3 This book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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