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Early Review: Last Night with the Earl by Kelly Bowen

Sep 8, 2018

After Waterloo, Eli Dawes, Earl of Rivers, was presumed dead—and would have happily stayed that way. He's no longer the reckless young man he once was, and only half as pretty. All he wants is to hide his scars away in his country home. But when he returns home and tries to sneak into his old bedroom in the middle of the night, he's shocked to find someone already there.

Rose Hayward remembers Eli as an arrogant rake who helped her late fiancé betray her. Finding him stealing into the house currently rented by Haverhall School for Young Ladies doesn't correct her impression. Her only thought is to get him to leave immediately. Yet the tension between them is electric, and her painter's eye can't help but admire him, scars and all. He might be back from the dead, but now Rose will do anything to make him feel truly alive.


Last Night with the Earl is heartwarming.  Bowen delivers a romance wrapped in pain and passion.  As this story unravels the heartache and lies, a sweet happy ending emerges.  I loved Rose!  She is such a strong and bold heroine.  She never fears facing the truth or confronting her past. I felt at times ,Eli, had the tendency to feel overly sorry for himself and wasn't deserving of Rose. But then, all he had to endure in the war, justified his bouts of self-doubt, and added depth to their love story.  This was a wonderful historical romance and I can't wait to read the next story in The Devils of Dover series. 

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Publisher: Forever
Pub Date: September 25, 2018

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