Thanks to Edelweiss and Avon books, I was given The Mad Earl’s Bride (Scoundrels #3.5) by Loretta Chase to review. This novella is a re-release that originally appeared in the print anthology Three Weddings and a Kiss.
I was quite excited when I received this book, I adore quirky romances and I had the vibe I would love it. I am iffy about how I feel towards this book. I really liked the heroine, Gwendolyn. She was smart, strong, and didn’t call it quits in a male dominated world. Dorian…eh. I was intrigued by his appearance and I enjoyed his feelings towards his wife, but I felt he lacked. 😦
Overall, I rate The Mad Earl’s Bride 3 stars. I enjoyed the overall storyline, but I felt it was too wordy. I became bored with the inner dialogues. I wish we were given more insight to the Earl’s poor days instead of just being told for a few sentences. I would recommend this book to my historical romance addicted friends. You do not need to read the other books in the series to understand what is going on. Give it a shot!