ARC Review: An Unexpected Earl by Anna Harrington

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ARC Review: An Unexpected Earl by Anna Harrington
An Unexpected Earl
Book Info

Released: February 23 2021
Genre: Historical Romance
Series: Lords of the Armory #2
Pages: 384

“The author did a great job wrapping up our main characters and their second chance romance in this spy mystery storyline with perfect balance.”

~ Under the Covers

I’m always excited to read a book by Anna Harrington and for this book in particular, I was looking forward to see the development of the Spectre and Lords of the Armory. The concept of this series of a group of ex-military men coming together to investigate a group trying to thwart the government is exciting. I haven’t read a ton of spy historical romances but every time I pick one up that remotely has this plot, I usually enjoy it.

In this book, the mystery was a nice addition to the romance and probably the part of this story that I enjoyed the most. Maybe it’s my mystery/thriller loving self. The author did a great job wrapping up our main characters and their second chance romance in this spy mystery storyline with perfect balance.

But then there’s the characters. They were fine. Nothing wrong with either of them and I love a good second chance, childhood sweethearts romance. I was rooting for them at the start because of the premise and the fact that it’s my catnip. Somewhere along the way they lost me. I just didn’t feel invested in either of them or their romance all that much.

Did I enjoy this book? Yes and meh. I still think that Anna Harrington does such a good job at writing historical romance and I’m intrigued by this series that I’ll continue. But maybe it won’t be with as much enthusiasm as I used to have for her books.

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About Anna Harrington

I fell in love with historical romances and all things Regency—and especially all those dashing Regency heroes—while living in England, where I spent most of my time studying the Romantic poets, reading Jane Austen, and getting lost all over the English countryside.

When I read my first Regency romance in 2012, I was hooked and longed to create my own independent and spirited heroines and dashing heroes. The best part of writing historical romances is falling into history—to live in the world of Regency England through my characters, with dazzling balls, beautiful dresses, and gorgeous houses that I would otherwise never be able to experience. I love the period’s rich history and find that all those rules of etiquette and propriety can be worked to the heroine’s advantage…if she’s daring enough to seize her dreams.

In addition to earning my degrees in the U.S., I have studied theatre in London, Mexican history in Guadalajara, and Spanish in Ecuador. I am an avid traveler and have enjoyed visiting schools and volunteering with children's organizations in Peru, Ecuador, Thailand, and Mexico, and I have amassed thousands of photos I unleash on unsuspecting friends who dare to ask about my travels.

I love to be outdoors! I've been hiking in Alaska, the Andes, and the Alps, including one week spent dangling off the via ferrata in the Italian Dolomites, and I love whitewater rafting (when I don't fall in!). I earned my pilot’s license at Chicago Midway (To all the controllers in Chicago Center—I greatly apologize for every problem I caused for you and Southwest Airlines), and it is my dream to one-day fly in a hot-air balloon over Africa.

I adore all things chocolate, shamelessly dive into ice cream of any flavor, and guzzle Kona coffee by the gallon. A Doctor Who fanatic (everyone says my house is bigger on the inside), I am a terrible cook who hopes to one day use my oven for something other than shoe storage. When I'm not writing, I like to spend my time trying not to kill the innocent rose bushes in my garden.

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  1. I read one of her books before. I liked it but not enough to continue. However, historical spy romances do sound good.

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