The Earl’s Inconvenient Wife (Marriage by Scandal Book 1) Reviews

The Earl’s Inconvenient Wife (Marriage by Scandal Book 1)

The Earl's Inconvenient Wife (Marriage by Scandal Book 1)

Nathaniel Buford, Earl of Roderick, doesn’t want a wife, but his brother died, passing on the title of earl to him. Now he is bound by duty to get an heir. Unfortunately, to get the heir, he must find a wife. As luck would have it, he gets caught in a scandalous situation not of his doing, and the next thing he knows, he’s married…and to a lady whose family is reported to desire money above all else.

Miss Claire Lowell wanted to get married. But she never intended to marry a g

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  1. L Schafer
    70 of 76 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Parody of Regency, December 8, 2012
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    L Schafer (Leo, IN USA) –

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    Since the author has at least 20 other published books, I’m guessing this book was intended to be a parody or was a grand experiment that failed. I’ve never read this author before, so I cannot say for sure.

    The story has every cliche possible: the second son who reluctantly becomes earl after the death of an older brother, the need for a marriage to get an heir, the ballroom full of dull debutantes, the accidental compromise of Blair, I mean Claire. That’s just in the first chapter or two! It’s tongue in cheek all over the place.

    Idioms and language are modern day, not regency time. That also is annoying.

    What was the author thinking? I’d really love to know!

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  2. TeacherKaye
    44 of 46 people found the following review helpful
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    How Many Times Can Characters Sigh or Roll Their Eyes?, December 5, 2012
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    This is a poorly written book. Definitely not up to this author’s standards. The characters “sigh” and “roll their eyes” so much that it becomes annoying and distracting. The book is not well researched; the dialog is inconsistent with the the time period. It would be nice if writers would really familiarize themselves and respect genres BEFORE they decided to write. The only saving grace is that the book was free.

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  3. Alohabookworm
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    2.5 stars: Not the best effort, December 11, 2012
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    This is the first story that I have read by this author, but it does not recommend her. She is purported to be very good, but I found her grasp of Regency England and its voice, somewhat lacking. This novel sounded American, and felt American. However, if one gets beyond that, there is a story, but it was incongruent. What did stick with one throughout this story was the sister, Lilly’s, desire for a title and her self-absorption.

    What I found a bit eyebrow raising in this tale, was that the young husband, Nate, consulted a rake, Lord Edon, for tips on easing his wife into the sexual side of the marriage, and even read up on what he was supposed to do. We are led to believe that he is bookish, so why wouldn’t he have looked for a book, without involving Lord Edon, who was not a close friend? That was not plausible to me, and far too personal for him to share with an acquaintance. It was totally out of character. However, he was not the only one suffering out of character experiences. His wife, Claire, after a week, and no educational books to speak of, no hints from a more experienced friend, is “exploring” and blowing his mind in the drawing room. If I had been given a transition, I would not have been thrown by her actions, but, as it was, I could only think, “Huh?” The scene seemed like the author was throwing a lemony bone out to the reader, no pun intended, and it didn’t flow…

    Nevertheless, I am still going to read some other offerings by this author, and see how they compare, as I want to be fair in my assessment of her. Hopefully, I’ll find a better showing by her in her other works.

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